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Publisher Comments:

This invaluable handbook presents ancient wisdom for contemporary readers—with brilliant new interpretations of fundamental works of strategy and martial arts tactics by the martial arts masters. It distills the important teachings on leadership, character and values found in those books.

For example, "The Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori demonstrates the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare—and the mental toughness needed to succeed in any endeavor. Writings by Takuan Soho describe the unremitting effort needed to become a true master and shed light on the all-important path to self-realization and self-awareness. In "The School of Two Heavens," the famous writer Musashi Miyamoto shows how principles of samurai sword fighting may be applied to military (strategy) tactics, business or politics. Other writers like Mastuura Saizan describe how to overcome the weaknesses inherent in the human mind and how to develop the natural strength of the human body. "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi meanwhile is an invaluable set of teachings presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.

These and a dozen other essays on strategy, combat tactics, psychology, leadership, good character, and the exercise of power, make Secret Tactics an indispensable resource for students of Asian culture, martial artists, and corporate executives.

Book News Annotation:

With a slick black cover, this small gift book for corporate executives and martial artists collects excerpts from the Zen philosophical writings of 13 medieval Japanese thinkers about mental strategy, sword fighting, combat tactics, leadership, and personal enlightenment. No index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

New translations and interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts

Synopsis:

In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori explores the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare and the mental preparation for successful fighting. In "The Ultimate Sword," Takuan Soho describes the unremitting effort that must be undertaken to become a true master of strategy. He uses key aspects of sword-fighting strategy to shed light on the path to self-realization in "The Miracle of Immovable Wisdom." Kotoda Yahei Toshisada emphasizes the importance of training and learning techniques over theory in 'Technical Study of Kenpo." In "The School of Two Heavens," Musashi Miyamoto applies the principles of sword fighting to military arts and politics. Mastuura Saizan focuses on strengthening the weak points of the human mind, and exploiting the natural movements of the human body, in "Jyoseihi Kendan." And "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi is a manual for students of the martial arts, presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori explores the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare and the mental preparation for successful fighting. In "The Ultimate Sword," Takuan Soho describes the unremitting effort that must be undertaken to become a true master of strategy. He uses key aspects of sword-fighting strategy to shed light on the path to self-realization in "The Miracle of Immovable Wisdom." Kotoda Yahei Toshisada emphasizes the importance of training and learning techniques over theory in 'Technical Study of Kenpo." In "The School of Two Heavens," Musashi Miyamoto applies the principles of sword fighting to military arts and politics. Mastuura Saizan focuses on strengthening the weak points of the human mind, and exploiting the natural movements of the human body, in "Jyoseihi Kendan." And "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi is a manual for students of the martial arts, presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.

About the Author

Kazumi Tabata is a Grandmaster (8th degree black belt) in the Shotokan style of Japanese karate. He established and is the Chief Instructor of the North American Karate Federation and the New England Collegiate Karate Conference. He has trained karate clubs in Europe, Africa, and Bermuda. He's the author of several books, including Mind Power and .

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804834889
Author:
Tabata, Kazumi
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Martial arts -- Japan -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
martial arts; Japanese martial arts; Eastern philosophy; military strategy; zen philosophy
Subject:
martial arts ; Japanese martial arts ; Eastern philosophy
Subject:
martial arts; japanese martial arts; martial arts tactics; martial arts wisdom
Subject:
japanese martial arts book; martial arts philosophy; zen philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
issue 48
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 10 oz

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New translations and interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori explores the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare and the mental preparation for successful fighting. In "The Ultimate Sword," Takuan Soho describes the unremitting effort that must be undertaken to become a true master of strategy. He uses key aspects of sword-fighting strategy to shed light on the path to self-realization in "The Miracle of Immovable Wisdom." Kotoda Yahei Toshisada emphasizes the importance of training and learning techniques over theory in 'Technical Study of Kenpo." In "The School of Two Heavens," Musashi Miyamoto applies the principles of sword fighting to military arts and politics. Mastuura Saizan focuses on strengthening the weak points of the human mind, and exploiting the natural movements of the human body, in "Jyoseihi Kendan." And "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi is a manual for students of the martial arts, presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori explores the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare and the mental preparation for successful fighting. In "The Ultimate Sword," Takuan Soho describes the unremitting effort that must be undertaken to become a true master of strategy. He uses key aspects of sword-fighting strategy to shed light on the path to self-realization in "The Miracle of Immovable Wisdom." Kotoda Yahei Toshisada emphasizes the importance of training and learning techniques over theory in 'Technical Study of Kenpo." In "The School of Two Heavens," Musashi Miyamoto applies the principles of sword fighting to military arts and politics. Mastuura Saizan focuses on strengthening the weak points of the human mind, and exploiting the natural movements of the human body, in "Jyoseihi Kendan." And "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi is a manual for students of the martial arts, presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.
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