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The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for the Martial Artistby Sun Tzu
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The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on martial strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless—as applicable today on the battlefield as in the boardroom or the bedroom.
Thirteen chapters present incisive strategies explaining how to overcome and defeat any foe—starting with an honest assessment of your own strengths and those of your opponents, followed by valuable advice on how to outfox and outwit stronger enemies through the use of clever deception, espionage, alliances and deflection—and the ability to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
Author Hanshi Steve Kaufman is widely acknowledged as the "Founding Father" of American Karate and his interpretation of this classic work is specifically intended for practicing martial artists and warriors. Kaufman packs the power of the original text into a straightforward narrative without the jargon or artifice of all the more academic versions of this ancient work.
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Eight color plates, over 1,000 black-and-white photographs, and textual descriptions document the 2,200 Native Alaskan objects originally collected by the Alaska Commercial Company and donated to the University of California in 1897. Eskimo, Aleut, Northwest Coast, and Athapaskan peoples are represented. Essays provide the historical and cultural context of the collection. Indexed only by personal and place name. Includes erratum.
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Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best-known and most highly regarded treatise on strategy yet written. Compiled well over two thousand years ago, its principles are as applicable to the boardroom as they are to the battlefield. Unlike contemporary translations that have focussed too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written by a practicing martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies to proper treatment of troops to the use of spies. Whether you are a student of the martial arts or a corporate warrior, this book will enable you to fully comprehend Sun Tzu's powerful words.
Perhaps the best known and highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written
Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best known and highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is over two thousand years old, its principles are timeless for today's boardroom battlefields. Thirteen sections present incisive strategems from assessing the foe to proper treatment of troops to espionage. Hanshi Steve Kaufman, the widely acknowledged "Founding Father" of American Karate, translates this classic with respect for its powerful martial applications. Kaufman packs the power of the original text into straightforward prose for the benefits of all martial artists and corporate warriors.
The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for the Martial Artist by Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi 10th Dan
About the Author
Stephen F. Kaufman, Hanshi 10th Dan, holder of the highest rank attainable in the martial arts, is an acknowledged "Founding Father of American Karate." A motivational speaker, self-defense expert, and author, Hanshi Kaufman has studied Eastern philosophy for over forty years. He is the founder of the widely recognized Dojo No Hebi (School of the Snake) and is the author of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, The Shogun Scrolls, and Living Tao. He lives in New York City.
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