The Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi's Art Of Strategy by Miyamoto MusashiThe Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi's Art Of Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi

The Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi's Art Of Strategy

byMiyamoto MusashiTranslated byDavid K. Groff

Hardcover | April 28, 2016

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Written by the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto,The Five Rings(c.1645) is more than just a manual on sword-fighting techniques: its Zen philosophy offers tactics and strategies as relevant to personal success today as they were to 17th-century samurai.The Five Ringsspeaks to every age about the essential roles of harmony and self-mastery in our lives. Of the many translations ofThe Five Rings, David K. Groff's translation background as a long-time resident of Japan, native-level fluency of Japanese, and an accomplished martial arts study means that he is uniquely suited for translating Musashi Miamoto's message. This message offers an engaging teaching to those who are involved with martial arts, military strategy, corporate hierarchy, and all who seek a model for personal development in a straight-forward and unpretentious way.

In addition toThe Five Rings, this beautiful volume includes two additional short texts by Miyamoto:Thirty-Five Articles on StrategyandThe Path Walked Alone.

Very little remains ofMiamoto MusashiexceptFive Ringsand a few letters he exchanged, but it's enough to keep his legacy alive.David K. Groffis an aficionado of Japanese culture. Currently residing in Japan, he enjoys poetry when he's not channeling Miyamoto.
Title:The Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi's Art Of StrategyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 28, 2016Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785834001

ISBN - 13:9780785834007

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