The Book of Five Rings - Musashi Miyamoto

The Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto

  • Publication Date: 1980-01-01
  • Category: Philosophy
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The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work. The modern-day Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū employs it as a manual of technique and philosophy.