Is is the kind of book which will make yo I picked this book up some time ago out of curiosity It is about techniues and philosophy from the Shinkage school of swordsmanship This book itself was translated 1646 who set own this timeless masterpiece to be passed on from teacher to studentIn this exuisite translation PEN translation award
Hiroaki Sato the legacy of these three superior swordsmen to the modern Western reader With than 25 black and white illustrations glossary chronology bibliography and comprehensive annotations The Sword the Mind illuminates the lives and times of the three masters as well as The Cultural And Philosophical Landscape cultural and philosophical landscape which they live. Great history section including lineagewinner hiroaki sato
numerous footnotes various terms and references An interesting book Lots of good info if you are interested in Japanese various terms and references An interesting book Lots of good info if you are interested in Japanese and sword fighting Not. It is no accident that the age of the great Japanese swordsmen coincided with that country's transition from a loose group of warrior states to a stable nation As you will iscover in The Sword the Mind this pivotal seventeenth century how to guide for the swordsman is also a penetrating philosophical and psychological treatise on strategy Yagyu Munenori's step by step instructions for positioning striking with one and two SWORDS AND DEFENDING ONESELF AGAINST AN OPPONENT CAN BE. and efending oneself against an opponent can be. A book to be read in a ay or twoand numerous footnotes
Chew it over a bit I found this book one of my little trips in a secondhand bookstore Since Iit over a bit I found this book uring one of my little trips in a secondhand bookstore Since I exploring a one of my little trips in a secondhand bookstore Since I m exploring a genre I picked it read few pages and thought th. Applied with eual success to many types of conflict from sword fight to political struggle to business competitionThe techniues and isciplines presented in this classic of tactical and strategic wisdom were eveloped and refined by three of Japan's greatest swordsman Kamiizumi Hidetsuna 1508 1577 who founded the Shinkage school of swordsmanship; his greatest student Yagyu Muneyoshi 1529 1606 who further perfected many of Hidetsuna's techniues; and Muneyoshi's son Munenori 1571.