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Training The Samurai Mind

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 083482308X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight. Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider’s view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals. The writings deal with a broad range of subjects—from military strategy and political science, to personal discipline and character development. Cleary introduces each piece, putting it into historical context, and presents biographical information about the authors. This is an essential read for anyone interested in military history and samurai history, and for martial artists who want to understand strategy.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Samurai Mind

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ISBN : 9781462900725
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Samurai Mind is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts that convey the essence of traditional samurai philosophy and ethics 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. They were 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 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. This samurai philosophy book is an informative look at the samurai of Japan with particular emphasis on the warrior's relationship with his samurai sword—the most fabled weapon in history—and on his need to cultivate mental discipline to achieve his goals.
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Secrets Of The Japanese Art Of Warfare

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 9781462910359
Genre : History
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This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics. Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke on Japanese martial arts and military service. A mysterious man of humble origins, Yamamoto distinguished himself in the service of the redoubtable Takeda Shingen. Yamamoto was a career solider and founder of the so-called "school of certain victory," from which the famous Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings) emerged. His school developed the art of discerning situational combat advantage, so that a warrior was able to commit to action only when success was virtually assured. Translated and accompanied with helpful insights by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the martial wisdom of Asia, this book is for all persons engaged in military, law enforcement, or emergency response, as well as for martial artists, athletes, business executives, diplomats and politicians.
Category: History

Lords Of The Samurai

Author : Yoko Woodson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124147922
Genre : Art
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Samurai means ôhe who serves,ö 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 the Samurai illuminates the private and public lives of the daimyo by focusing on approximately 160 works from the Hosokawa family collection housed in the Eisei-Bunko Museum in Tokyo, the Kumamoto Castle and the Kumamoto Municipal Museum in Kyushu. Objects discussed include suits of armor, armaments (including swords and guns), formal attire, calligraphy, paintings, tea ware, lacquer ware, masks and musical instruments. Featuring an extended essay by Thomas Cleary, Lords of the Samurai lays bare the principles that governed the spirit of the samurai, enabling it to endure for hundreds of years and continue to resonate today.
Category: Art

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

The Golden Kill

Author : Marc Olden
ISBN : 9789049984250
Genre : Fiction
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Alone and outgunned, Sand has two weeks to stop the largest gold heist in history The Chinese diplomat walks into the revolving door just a step ahead of the grenade. Samurai Robert Sand is too late to save him from the blast, but as the smoke clears he is hot on the grenade-tosser’s heels. In Central Park, Sand disarms the killer and knocks him unconscious. His name is Ivan Vanich, and he is posing as a Soviet operative. His real employer is a power-mad millionaire, who arranged the hit as part of a plot to upend a Russo-Chinese trading contract and seize the profits for himself. The diplomat in the revolving door was only the first to die. On special orders from an ex-president, Sand races to avert catastrophe. His hunt for answers takes him to a sprawling English castle, where the samurai comes face to face with the man who would let millions die for the sake of gold.
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Mind Penetration The Ancent Art Of Mental Mastery

Author : Dr. Haha Lung
ISBN : 9780806537795
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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To read the mind of your enemy, to turn his psyche to your own purpose, and to claim victory without ever landing a blow, these are the secrets of I-Hsing. Masters of I-Hsing's greatest weapon, the Mind-Fist, gain more than an advantage over their foes, they gain control of them. Dr. Haha Lung adds to his canon of easy-to-understand, relevant martial arts instruction with this indispensable guide to dominating your enemy's mind. In his previous classics, Mind Control and Mind Manipulation, he laid the groundwork for smashing your enemy's mental defenses. In Mind Penetration, Dr. Lung teaches the skills and techniques behind this seemingly supernatural ability to bend anyone to your will. In this comprehensive guide to I-Hsing you will: • Explore the origin and history of mind manipulation • Discover its practice in the ancient Far East and in the modern West • Learn how to control the minds of your enemies • Gain confidence and knowledge through clear descriptions and helpful illustrations Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Manipulation, Ninja Shadowland, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, and The Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam. [FOR ACADEMIC STUDY ONLY]
Category: Sports & Recreation

Religion Of The Samurai

Author : Nukariya
ISBN : 9781317792864
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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History Alive

Author : Bert Bower
ISBN : 158371376X
Genre : Civilization
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Helping students succeed in three main parts: class involvement activities, reading this book, and writing about your learning in an interactive notebook.
Category: Civilization

Zen The Religion Of The Samurai

Author : Kaiten Nukariya
ISBN : 9781775413691
Genre : Religion
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Interested in learning more about the Zen tradition? Skip the watered-down, touchy-feely translations that crowd the shelves of most Western bookstores and go straight to the source with this rigorous treatment of the subject. Author Kaiten Nukariya offers a compelling overview of Zen within its proper historical and cultural context. A must-read for those interested in history, comparative religious studies, and world cultures.
Category: Religion

Black Samurai

Author : Marc Olden
ISBN : 9789049984298
Genre : Fiction
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When terrorists butcher his sensei, a samurai takes vengeance in blood On leave in Tokyo, American GI Robert Sand is shot trying to protect an old man from a quartet of drunk American soldiers. As Sand passes out, the old man springs on his tormenters, beating them senseless with frail, wrinkled fists. He is Master Konuma, keeper of the ancient secrets of the samurai, and Sand is about to become his newest pupil. Over the next seven years, the American learns martial arts, swordplay, and stealth, becoming not just the first black man to ever take the oath of the samurai, but the strongest fighter Konuma has ever trained. One night, two dozen terrorists ambush the dojo, slaughtering Konuma and his students as the first step in a terrifying assault on world peace. Though he cannot save his sensei, Sand escapes with his life and a gnawing hunger for vengeance. All he has is his sword, but his sword is all he needs.
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Teens In Japan

Author : Sandy Donovan
ISBN : 075652444X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the lives of teenagers in Japan, describing their intense academic programs, dating and social groups, and their fascination with fashion and technology.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Secrets Of The Samurai

Author : Oscar Ratti
ISBN : 9781462902545
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy and then outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: The Bushi The Heimin The Centers of Martial Instruction Armed Bujutsu Unarmed Bujutsu Control and Power Strategic Principles Morality of Bujutsu
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Book Of Judo

Author : George R. Parulski
ISBN : 0809254506
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Describes methods of training for judo, discusses judo strategies, and explains how to perform throwing, pinning, locking, and choking techniques
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Limitations Of The Mind

Author : Zafar Altaf
ISBN : UOM:39015053763812
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Budo Mind And Body

Author : Nicklaus Suino
ISBN : 9780834823532
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Budo is about learning more than how to fight; true budo is a way of seeking and uncovering meaning in life. Here, Nicklaus Suino, one of the leading iaido teachers in North America, gives expert advice on how to get the most from training in traditional Japanese martial arts such as iaido, kendo, aikido, judo, kyudo, and karate-do. He reveals the essential components of budo training, including: • how to determine the principles behind techniques • how to develop physical strength, technical strength and strength of character • how to discipline your mind to really focus and be in the present moment
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Introduction To Zen Training

Author : Omori Sogen
ISBN : 9781462921577
Genre : Religion
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Introduction to Zen Training is a translation of the Sanzen Nyumon, a foundational text for beginning meditation students by Omori Sogen—one of the foremost Zen teachers of the twentieth century. This book addresses many of the questions which arise when someone first embarks on a journey of Zen meditation—ranging from how long to sit at one time to how to remain mindful when not sitting—and it concludes with commentaries on two other fundamental Zen texts, Zazen Wasen (The Song of Meditation) and the Ox-Herding Pictures. Written to provide a solid grounding in the physical nature of Zen meditation training, this text delves into topics such as: Breathing Pain Posture Physiology Drowsiness How to find the right teacher The differences between the two main Japanese schools of Zen: Soto and Rinzai Zen As a master swordsman, Omori Sogen's approach to Zen is direct, physical, and informed by the rigorous tradition of Zen and the martial arts that flourished during Japan's samurai era. For him, the real aim of Zen is nothing short of Enlightenment—and Introduction to Zen Training is a roadmap in which he deals as adeptly with hundreds of years of Zen scholarship as he does with the mundane practicalities of meditation. Sogen prescribes a level of rigor and intensity in spiritual training that goes far beyond wellness and relaxation, and that is rarely encountered. His is a kind of spiritual warriorship he felt was direly needed in the middle of the twentieth century and that is no less necessary today. With a new foreword from Daihonzan Chozen-ji, the headquarters Zen temple established by Omori Sogen in Hawaii, this book is an essential text for every student of Zen meditation.
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