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Secrets Of The Japanese Art Of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

Author: Thomas Cleary.

Secrets Of The Japanese Art Of Warfare: From the School of Certain Victory

Author: Thomas Cleary.

$14.95 $3.98
Item #: D32390
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Tuttle.
ISBN: 9784805312209
This is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-61) on Japanese martial arts and military service. A mysterious man of humble origins, Yamamoto was a career soldier who distinguished himself in the service of the redoubtable Takeda Shingen; developing the art of discerning situational combat advantage, Yamamot... More
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This is Thomas Cleary's translation of the seminal writings attributed to Yamamoto Kansuke (1501-61) on Japanese martial arts and military service. A mysterious man of humble origins, Yamamoto was a career soldier who distinguished himself in the service of the redoubtable Takeda Shingen; developing the art of discerning situational combat advantage, Yamamoto founded the so-called "school of certain victory," from which Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings) later emerged. Cleary, one of the foremost translators of the martial wisdom of Asia, provides numerous insights in his annotations on this classic treatise.

"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


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