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The Samurai Mind: Lessons from Japan's Master Warriors

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The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts that convey the essence of traditional samurai philosophy and ethic from very different, but complementary points of view.

These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master samurai warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.

The five classic Japanese texts are:

  • The Mysterious Skills of the Old Cat
  • Sword Theory
  • A Treatise on the Sword
  • Joseishi's Discussions on the Sword
  • Ignorance in Swordsmanship

Four of the five texts presented here are translated into English for the first time making The Samurai Mind an important addition to the literature on Japanese martial arts and a valuable resource for all martial artists. The martial arts philosophy book is an informative look at the samurai of Japan with particular emphasis on the samurai's relationship with his sword—the most fabled weapon in history—and on his need to cultivate mental discipline to achieve his goals.

Synopsis:

Classic texts on cultivating mental discipline and achieving victory

Synopsis:

The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.

Synopsis:

The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.

About the Author

Christopher Hellman currently resides in Kyoto. He has studied and trained in Japanese swordsmanship for over two decades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804841153
Author:
Hellman, Christopher
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
hell
Author:
man, Christopher
Subject:
Samurai
Subject:
Swordplay -- Japan.
Subject:
Fencing
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
martial arts; Eastern philosophy; Japanese martial arts; samurai; swords
Subject:
samurai strategies ; samurai history ; samurai philosophy
Subject:
bushido code ; martial arts training ; martial arts history ; strategy guide ;
Subject:
samurai book ; japanese strategy ; martial arts books ;
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.50 x 5.00 in

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Classic texts on cultivating mental discipline and achieving victory
"Synopsis" by , The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.
"Synopsis" by , The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts which together convey the very essence of the traditional samurai warrior ethos. These texts range from the ferocious to the esoteric—with their common thread being the importance of mastering one's own mind as the key to overcoming opponents. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were acknowledged master warriors keen to address a broader audience beyond their circle of students and acolytes. Their aim was to explain their craft to the outside world, and they do so with great insight.
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