The Lone Samurai

This special volume includes supplemental material on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his impact on literature and film, and the influence of his Book of Five Rings.

The Lone Samurai

A vivid, multi-faceted portrait of feudal Japan and the legendary samurai who wrote the classic martial arts text The Book of Five Rings Born in 1584, Miyamoto Musashi was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, The Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate readers worldwide, inspiring artists, authors, and filmmakers. In The Lone Samurai, respected translator and expert on samurai culture William Scott Wilson presents both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of the courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in his Book of Five Rings. This special volume includes supplemental material on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his impact on literature and film, and the influence of his Book of Five Rings.

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The Lone Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-12 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

A vivid, multi-faceted portrait of feudal Japan and the legendary samurai who wrote the classic martial arts text The Book of Five Rings Born in 1584, Miyamoto Musashi was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy,
The Lone Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-12 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Miyamoto Musashi (1584?1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and
The Swordsman's Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Scott Wilson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-29 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

An anthology of the most influential writings on swordsmanship from the samurai era. There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the samurai era than the sword. By the seventeenth century in Japan, the art of swordsmanship had begun to take on an almost cult-like popularity. Swordsmanship was more than
The Book of Five Rings
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Miyamoto Musashi
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-12 - Publisher:

A delightfully readable translation of the classic manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning by the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory
Budoshoshinshu
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Daidoji Yuzan
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Black Belt Communications

This 17th-century text written for the education and guidance of Japanese warriors delineates the ethics, morality and daily duties of a class of people dedicated to honor and courage. William Scott Wilson holds a master's degree in Japanese language and literature.