Miyamoto Musashi has ratings and 15 reviews. Anthony said: I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kend. Kenji Tokitsu is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. The Paperback of the Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Oct 11, Robert Paske rated it it was amazing. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Musashi’s best-known work, The Book of Five Ringsprovides timeless insight into the mitamoto of conflict.

The Best Books of A practitioner of Shotokan karate since youth, in Tokitsu started his own school, the Shaolin-mon “door to Shaolin “, compare the Mumonkan school in Pariswhere he had taught Shotokan karate since Paperbackpages.

Translated from the French. He has become a martial arts icon, known not just as an undefeated dueler, but also as a master of battlefield strategy.

Published June 20th by Weatherhill first published As a modern martial artist and a scholar, Tokitsu provides a view of Musashi’s life and ideas that is accessible and relevant to today’s readers and martial arts students. Warrior, poet, artist, philosopher.

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Ryan rated it really liked it May 16, Girl rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Check copyright status Cite this Title Miyamoto Musashi: Retrieved from ” https: I have read numerous English language translations of Musashi’s “Go rin no sho”. Subscribe to Read More miyamoyo find out about similar books. Nov 27, Jeff rated it it was amazing. Physical Description xxxix, p.


Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings

To help us recommend your tojitsu book, tell us what you enjoy reading. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. Jul 22, Miroku Nemeth rated it it was amazing. Oliver rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Still later, he founded the Tokitsu-ryu Academy in Nakayama explains that when he trains in his dojo, he succeeds on the best days tokltsu drawing two thousand times, but then the next day he has to put in twice the effort to arrive at the same result.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Summary “Undefeated swordsman, master of battlefield strategy, kenju arts icon – Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the s, is the most famous samurai of all time.

But I think that is a good way to view pop-history.

Looking for beautiful books? However, some things do seem more reasonable than others. Dec 03, David rated it it was ok. Are we capable of imagining what sort of effort it took for the person who kept up at least this sort of effort for seven days? Thanks for telling us about the problem. And most interestingly, Tokitsu writes as an established martial artist who has competed and exerted himself in training in Karate and Kendo, and looks at Musashi’s writings from a practical standpoint–how would what Musashi wrote of five hundred years ago work in the real world?


If you’re truly interested in Asian philosophy, warcraft and history this is a must Bar none this is the best translation of Musashi and includes much more than Book of 5 Rings. This Japanese biographical article related to martial arts is a stub.

Tokitsu gives us the most comprehensive portrait of Musashi the man I’ve ever found- and that wasn’t easy! The interpretations make sense, and the author takes pains to point out any place where he makes assumptions, what assumptions he is making and what the basis is for those assumptions. Of those I’ve read dealing with finding the historical Musashi, this was by far the best. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. So – I would feel fine saying to skip the biography and just read the stuff at the end dealing with the Book of Five Elements.

Notes of Musashi’s disciples on the practice of his school 7. Be the first to add this to a list. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 1 of 3.