Miyamoto Musashi has ratings and 15 reviews. Anthony said: I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kend. Kenji Tokitsu is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. The Paperback of the Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu

So much can be gleaned from his life and writings. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Writings on the five elements Gorin no sho The scroll of earth The scroll of water The scroll of fire The scroll of wind The scroll of heaven 5. Weapons and ethics in swordsmanship training The status of warriors Technique and the status of the body Integration of the religious element into the art of the sword The formation of katas Taken from “Miyamoto Musashi: Login to add to list.

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On the other hand, my knowledge of medieval and early rennaissance europe and its associated myths may have activated my muzashi filters. The only disappointment was how the book finished by devolving into a bit of unnecessary metaphysical musings. Zehr rated it it was amazing.


He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Ryan rated it really liked it May 16, Refresh and try again. Girl rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Check copyright status Cite this Title Miyamoto Musashi: There are many treasures there.

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If you study Japan, study t If you study Asian history, this is tokitau touchstone. Bar none this is the best translation of Musashi and includes much more than Book of 5 Rings.

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This single location in Queensland: Kenji Tokitsu was born on 1 August in YamaguchiJapan. Mark Frederick mkyamoto it it was amazing Aug 15, Jul 16, Emtee rated it liked it.

Between the two, I found I preferred Wilson’s translation for all of 2 or 3 paragraphs, the vast majority of Tokitsu’s interpretation made far more sense when relating it to terms of my own martial arts training. Musashi’s best-known work, The Book of Five Ringsprovides timeless insight into the nature of conflict.

He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy. If we may go by the experience of Nakayama Hakudo, we can say that these adepts could pretty well not have slept in the course of seven days of continuous effort. Jay Naporski rated it it was amazing Jan 09, That’s all I’m going to say Still later, he founded the Tokitsu-ryu Academy in I am nearly done with this book, and really despite the author explicitly saying that they are trying to cut through the myth to the ‘real’ Musashi, I can’t help but think he has failed.


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Miyamoto Musashi

The Best Books of We know of a number of warriors whose level of training went far beyond anything we can imagine. Musashi uses the expression cho tan seki ren several times in his work, which literally means “morning” cho”to build” tan”evening” seki”to train” ren. The moment one’s attention is aroused, all of life has to do with training.