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scohen0300
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: The Book of Five Rings? Reply with quote

Have you read this book?

What value, if any, did it bring to your martial arts/life?

Did you enjoy it?

Any thoughts youíd like to share?

Thank you for any and all input
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you read this book?

Yes; many, many times.

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What value, if any, did it bring to your martial arts/life?

Of intrinsic value. What Soke and Dai-Soke taught within the Shindokan circle are of immeasurable importances across the board. However, outside of, and away from Shindokan is a vast wide world of valuable insights in and out of the MA, and the Book Of Five Rings was one of those many MA books that've helped me to see outside of the Shindokan circle, and in conjunction with my forging my own MA identity.

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Immensely so!!

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Any thoughts youíd like to share?

Being a staunch proponent of what the Book of Five Rings teaches, but what it also teaches the reader as an individual. Strategy is key, however, the one thing that struck me first was the Strike of Non-Thought, for that was the exclamation of what Soke and Dai-Soke was teaching us to their last breath. And when Bruce uttered these words in Enter the Dragon...

'I do not it, it hits all by itself', and 'there is no thought'!! We were taught these maxims...Mizu no kokoro [Mind like water] and Tsuki no kokoro [Mind like the moon], we MAists seek ever so diligently to be so automatic in everything that we do because the mind does seem to have an ugly habit of getting in the way.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read it.

Seems like it might be time to read it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome book!

Good for thinking about strategy in combat and in life, much like Sun Tzu's Art of War.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím in the middle of reading it. Considering Musashiís reputation, it feels like a privilege being able read something thatís almost directly from him. Itís creating questions!

Why is it, that one of the greatest swordsman of all time preferred fighting with a sword in each hand, yet Iíve never seen or heard of any schools that teach that?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to an interesting site about the book:
http://www.bookoffiverings.com/home
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulltahr wrote:
Here's a link to an interesting site about the book:
http://www.bookoffiverings.com/home

That was way to cool. Thanks, Bulltahr!!



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read this book, as well as Hagakure within the last year, or so. Some parts were absolutely great (I even use some of the quotes when teaching.) Others are showing their age, as I feel they're not as relevant in today's society. Definitely worth having in my MA library!
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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've lost count of how many times I have read this book over the years.
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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Cobra wrote:
Awesome book!

Good for thinking about strategy in combat and in life, much like Sun Tzu's Art of War.


To the bold - great book! Can be applied to life, business, relationships, combat, etc., etc.
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