The Sword and the Mind, The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics

The Sword and the Mind, The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics

Yagyu Munenori Hiroaki Sato / Oct 21, 2019

The Sword and the Mind The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics It is no accident that the age of the great Japanese swordsmen coincided with that country s transition from a loose group of warrior states to a stable nation As you will discover in The Sword the Mi

  • Title: The Sword and the Mind, The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics
  • Author: Yagyu Munenori Hiroaki Sato
  • ISBN: 9780760765319
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is no accident that the age of the great Japanese swordsmen coincided with that country s transition from a loose group of warrior states to a stable nation As you will discover in The Sword the Mind, this pivotal seventeenth century how to guide for the swordsman is also a penetrating philosophical and psychological treatise on strategy Yagyu Munenori s step byIt is no accident that the age of the great Japanese swordsmen coincided with that country s transition from a loose group of warrior states to a stable nation As you will discover in The Sword the Mind, this pivotal seventeenth century how to guide for the swordsman is also a penetrating philosophical and psychological treatise on strategy Yagyu Munenori s step by step instructions for positioning, striking with one and two swords and defending oneself against an opponent can be applied with equal success to many types of conflict, from sword fight to political struggle to business competition.The techniques and disciplines presented in this classic of tactical and strategic wisdom were developed and refined by three of Japan s greatest swordsman Kamiizumi Hidetsuna 1508 1577 , who founded the Shinkage school of swordsmanship his greatest student Yagyu Muneyoshi 1529 1606 , who further perfected many of Hidetsuna s techniques and Muneyoshi s son, Munenori 1571 1646 , who set down this timeless masterpiece to be passed on from teacher to student.In this exquisite translation, P.E.N translation award winner Hiroaki Sato brings the legacy of these three superior swordsmen to the modern Western reader With than 25 black and white illustrations, glossary, chronology, bibliography, and comprehensive annotations The Sword the Mind illuminates the lives and times of the three masters as well as the cultural and philosophical landscape in which they lived.

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    1. I found this book during one of my little trips in a secondhand bookstore. Since I'm exploring a new genre, I picked it, read few pages, and thought this is the kind of book which will make you learn something that you will remember for a long, long time. I'm not well-versed with martial arts but the part here about the mind gave me few days of good munching.


    2. Not what I expected! I started reading this expecting it to be more along the lines of "Hagakure", in that it would just be some sporadic ramblings about swordsmanship from that time period. Instead it was a very well organized period work on swordsmanship and the proper mindset for a swordsman. A really interesting take on practical Zen Buddhism as well. Great read!


    3. An interesting book. Lots of good info if you are interested in Japanese tactics and sword fighting. Not a book to be read in a day or two though. Chew it over a bit.




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