The Japanese Art of War

The Japanese Art of War
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-05-10
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780834824553

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Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai dominated Japanese culture for more than eight hundred years. According to Thomas Cleary—translator of more than thirty-five classics of Asian philosophy—the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.

Striking Beauty

Striking Beauty
Author: Barry Allen
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780231539340

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The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

The Art of Urban Survival a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual

The Art of Urban Survival  a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual
Author: Stefan Verstappen
Publsiher: Stefan Verstappen
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780986951503

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The complete guide to survival in the concrete jungle. The modern urban environment is rife with dangers. Crime, violence, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism are real life possibilities for which few people are prepared. The Art of Urban Survival offers readers simple, safe, and practical advice on how to prepare for, and react to dozens of life threatening situations. The author draws from psychology, sociology and anthropology to provide a deeper understanding of the laws of the urban jungle. In addition, elements of military strategy, eastern martial arts, and wilderness survival techniques are included to provide information on the full spectrum of urban survival skills.

Author: 柳生宗矩
Publsiher: Kodansha International
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2003
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 4770029551

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This is a translation of an important classic on Zen swordfighting. Yagyu's Buddhist spirituality is reflected in his central idea of the life-giving sword' - the notion of controlling an opponent by the spiritual readiness to fight, rather than during the fight. This is a translation of an important classic on Zen swordfighting. Yagyu Munenori was so widely renowned that he was appointed official sword instructor to two Tokugawa shoguns. (The position was always coveted by Miyamoto Musashi, but he never succeeded in gaining the post). Yagyu's'

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-10-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781611806403

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One of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. Written by the renowned Japanese warrior Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, its principles for achieving success in combat have long been lauded not only for their applicability to the martial arts but to all aspects of life. This acclaimed translation from Thomas Cleary is immediately accessible, with an introduction that presents the spiritual background of the warrior tradition. Along with Musashi’s text, Cleary also translates another revered Japanese classic on leadership and strategy, The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War by Yagyu Munenori, which highlights the ethical and spiritual insights of Taoism and Zen as they apply to the way of the warrior. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

A Masters Guide to The Way of the Warrior

A Masters Guide to The Way of the Warrior
Author: stefan verstappen
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-11-28
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781365554308

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A Master's Guide to the Way of the Warrior is a unique and comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of the warriors' way as spiritual path, combat training, and antidote for our society's decline and destruction. The book is divided into three sections Foundation, examine the origins and history of the warriors' spiritual path and martial arts. Topics include: The Dark Knight The Mystic Warrior The Warrior as Shaman The Warrior in the Modern Age The Warrior in the Future Principle Practices Internal, examines the mind and senses. Topics include Awareness and Perception Visualization Breathing Energy Overcoming Fear, Pain and Anger Leadership External, examines the mechanics of mind body integration and hand to hand combat. Topics include Movement and Form The Five Animal Styles Hand to Hand Combat Combat Strategy & Tactics Weapons The Warrior's Code The complete guide to awakening the warrior within.

KARATE DO Traditional Training for all Styles 2Ed

KARATE DO  Traditional Training for all Styles  2Ed
Author: Kevin Seiler,Donald Seiler
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780557025596

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The Art of War a Samurai Master Class

The Art of War   a Samurai Master Class
Author: Sun Tzu,Musashi Miyamoto,Inazo Nitobe
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781329924086

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Few books have continued their bestselling status centuries after their author's death. Like other classics, such as the Gospels of Jesus, and Lao Tze's Tao Te Chung, there is much discussion of who actually wrote them and how. What is important is how such books are used. Because only extremely useful books continue in demand at bookstores, especially over generations. This book is entitled A Samurai Master Class, as two additional classics, "The Book of Five Rings" and "Bushido, the Soul of Japan" have been included. No study of this period would be complete without understanding the strategies, tactics, and ethics of the Samurai. All of us have our journey to follow. In this, the Art of War can become the Way of Peace. This is presented as the old Japanese proverb told, "There are many paths up the mountain." In that spirit, this book is humbly presented for your use. Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Today!