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historical context A summary would be misleading and insufficient but in a nutshell it advocatescontext A summary would be misleading and insufficient but in a nutshell it advocates empty mind This does not one that is lacking anything but ather one that is not cluttered A mind that is free to move around and indeed does move around This is the Zen influence which both the author and the translator make note of It is freuently stated how important it is that a mind not tarry or become fixated on any given thing including a desire not to be fixated Interestingly Yagyu
states that Confucians are at the beginner level because of their fixation on kei which Hiroaki Sato translates as espect or Child Support, for the Non-Custodial Parent, Alabama Edition (Series 1, for the Non-Custodial Parent) reverence I enjoyedeading this and I found it useful but it is too far outside my usual grading ubric for a proper gradeTrickster Eric Novels gives The Sword the Mind The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics a Great history section including lineage and numerous footnotes explaining various terms and eference. 1646 who set down this timeless masterpiece to be passed on from teacher to studentIn this exuisite translation PEN translation award winner Hiroaki Sato brings the legacy of these three superior swordsmen to the modern Western eader 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 live. ,Munenori States That Confucians Are
Hilosophy school principles mental techniues anecdotes to illustrate a point etc also created by the historical swordsmen It s interesting stuff I enjoyed The Organization Man reading the historical context because I likeeading about history and having such context for the latter two categories is indeed helpful for understanding them The list of techniues and their illustrations are obviously most useful for those who will learn and practice them Even then this is not something that can teach swordsmanship on its own Indeed Yagyu Munenori freuently mentions how difficult it is just to describe the techniues and also writes that something will be transmitted verbally because a teacher is necessary "Even Then The Techniues Themselves Are Only "then the techniues themselves are only first stage Once the student has achieved the proper mindset through training with them he no longer has any use for them The meat of the matter from my perspective at least is the third category the philosophy behind the techniues that was crafted Applied with eual success to many types of conflict from sword fight to political struggle to business competitionThe techniues and disciplines presented in this classic of tactical and strategic wisdom were developed and efined by three of Japan's greatest swordsman Kamiizumi Hidetsuna 1508
1577 Who Founded The Shinkagewho founded the Shinkage of swordsmanship; his greatest student Yagyu Muneyoshi 1529 1606 who further perfected many of Hidetsuna's techniues; and Muneyoshi's son Munenori 1571. An interesting book Lots of good info if you
ARE INTERESTED IN JAPANESE TACTICS AND SWORD FIGHTING NOTinterested in Japanese tactics and sword fighting Not book to be ead in a day or two though Chew it over a bit I found this book during one of my little trips in a secondhand bookstore Since I m exploring a new genre I picked it The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945 read few pages and thought this is the kind of book which will make you learn something that you willemember for a long long
time I m not well versed with martial arts but theI m not well versed with martial arts but the here about the mind gave me few days of good munching I picked this book up some time ago out of curiosity It is about techniues and philosophy from the Shinkage school of swordsmanship This book itself was translated by Hiroaki Sato the original was written by Yagyu Munenori in the 17th century It has three basic categories 1 Historical context and introduction written by Hiroaki Sato along with translation footnotes 2 A list of techniues with instructions and illustrations created by the historical swordsmen 3 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 by step instructions for positioning striking with one "And Two Swords And "two swords and oneself against an opponent can be.