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The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
by Takuan Soho
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Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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|Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves"') is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the... (read more)

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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and Samuel B. Griffith
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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art... (read more)

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Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai
Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai
by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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The principal pillars of Bushido—the Samurai warrior's code—are loyalty, filial piety, bravery and mercy. Tsunetomo Yamamoto, the author of the Hagakure, lived his life based on these principles and was willing to sacrifice his own life for... (read more)

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Living the Martial Way
Living the Martial Way
by Forrest E. Morgan
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A step-by-step approach to applying the Japanese warrior's mind set to martial training and daily life.... (read more)

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The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
The Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke
by Yuzan Daidoji
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Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese way of the warrior. Bushido has played a major role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society... (read more)

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Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
by Oscar Ratti
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Newly redesigned, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan. Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, this classic text outlines the... (read more)

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When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts
When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts
by Jeffrey K Mann
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Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand-to-hand combat. While these media overly romanticize the relationship between a philosophy of non-violence and the... (read more)

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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Since the publication of its first English translation in 1974, "The Book of Five Rings" has become an underground classic in the American business community, where it is studied as a text on Japanese management techniques. Here are timeless principles... (read more)

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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: And Other Tales
The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: And Other Tales
by Issai Chozanshi
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This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding... (read more)

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Budo Secrets: Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters
Budo Secrets: Teachings of the Martial Arts Masters
by John Stevens
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In budo—which can be translated as "the way of brave and enlightened activity"—martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains the essential teachings of budo's greatest masters of Kendo... (read more)

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The Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
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Here is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over... (read more)

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Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox: Freeing the Mind, Focusing Chi, and Mastering the Self
Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox: Freeing the Mind, Focusing Chi, and Mastering the Self
by Pascal Fauliot
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By reading--and comprehending--the tales in this book, we can acquire the same essential knowledge that these masters had--that extraordinary forces are within the grasp of those who have achieved inner peace and self-mastery.... (read more)

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Samurai: A History
Samurai: A History
by John Man
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The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido—the Way of the... (read more)

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Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts
by Dave Lowry
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This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts—from archery to flower arranging—is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts... (read more)

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The Secret Art of Boabom: Awakening Inner Power Through Defense-Meditation from Ancient Tibet
The Secret Art of Boabom: Awakening Inner Power Through Defense-Meditation from Ancient Tibet
by Asanaro
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The success of The Secret Art of Seamm Jasani by Asanaro surprised many who wondered whether a little-known Tibetan movement system would be able to compete with yoga, Spinning classes, and tai chi. After several printings and thousands of Seamm Jasani... (read more)

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Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
by Oscar Ratti
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Newly redesigned, Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan. Beginning with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy, this classic text outlines the... (read more)

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The Art of War
The Art of War
by Sun Tzu and James Clavell
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in... (read more)

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Lords of the Samurai: Legacy of a Daimyo Family
Lords of the Samurai: Legacy of a Daimyo Family
by Thomas Cleary
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Samurai means "he who serves," and these fierce warriors acted in the service of powerful feudal lords known as daimyo. Among the most important daimyo families were members of the Hosokawa clan, whose lineage dates back some six hundred years. Lords of... (read more)

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Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
by Graham (edt) Priest
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Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely paralleled with hand-to-hand combat. And all of todays Asian martial arts were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. In... (read more)

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