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- Description<b><i>The Samurai Mind</i> is a collection of five seminal Japanese texts that convey the essence of traditional samurai philosophy and ethic from very different, but complementary points of view.</b> 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. Written from the mid-18th to early 19th century, the authors were ackwledged 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. <b>The classic Japanese texts are: </b><ul><li><i>The Mysterious Skills of the Old Cat</li><li>Sword Theory</li><li>A Treatise on the Sword</li><li>Joseishi's Discussions on the Sword</li><li>Igrance in Swordsmanship</i></li></ul>Four of the five texts presented here are translated into English for the first time making <i>The Samurai Mind</i> 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.
- Author Biography<b>Christopher Hellman</b> currently resides in Kyoto. He has studied and trained in Japanese swordsmanship for over two decades.
- Author(s)Christopher Hellman
- PublisherTuttle Publishing
- Date of Publication17/01/2011
- SubjectBoxing & Combat Sports
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTuttle Publishing
- Content Notecolour illustrations, frontispiece, figures
- Weight195 g
- Width127 mm
- Height191 mm
- Spine17 mm
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