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Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare By Thomas Cleary

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare by Thomas Cleary

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Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory by Thomas Cleary

This samurai strategy books is the first widely available English translation of Yamamoto Kansuke's classic treatise on strategy and tactics.

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke on Japanese martial arts and military service. A mysterious man of humble origins, Yamamoto distinguished himself in the service of the redoubtable Takeda Shingen. Yamamoto was a career soldier and founder of the so-called "school of certain victory," from which the famous Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings) emerged. His school developed the art of discerning situational combat advantage so that a warrior was able to commit to action only when success was virtually assured.

Translated and accompanied with helpful insights by Thomas Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the martial wisdom of Asia, this book is for all persons engaged in military, law enforcement, or emergency response, as well as for martial artists, athletes, business executives, diplomats and politicians.

Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare Reviews

"One of the foremost contemporary translators of classical Buddhist and Taoist literature,...[Cleary's] translations shine with clarity and express the insights of these great teachers with beauty and understanding." -Library Journal

About Thomas Cleary

Thomas Cleary is one of the best known and most accomplished translators of the wisdom of Asia. He holds a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Cleary has translated Code of the Samurai, Soul of the Samurai, Samurai Wisdom and The Art of War, as well as over 70 other titles on martial arts philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism and religion.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction
PART I General Discussion
PART II Wrestling
PART III Swordsmanship
PART IV The Pole
PART V The Spear
PART VI Archery
PART VII Firearms
PART VIII Human Advantages
PART IX Advantages of Terrain
PART X Advantages of the Sky

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GOR011137346
Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory by Thomas Cleary
Used - Like New
Hardback
Tuttle Publishing
2012-11-10
160
4805312203
9784805312209
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