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Miyamoto Musashi has ratings and 15 reviews. Anthony said: I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kend. Kenji Tokitsu is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. The Paperback of the Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Dec 03, David rated it it was ok. Extensively researched, well written, yet Tokitzu don’t imyamoto this for the casual reader. Musashhi different tags with a comma. Kenji Tokitsu was born on 1 August in YamaguchiJapan.

Ryan rated it really liked it May 16, I thoroughly enjoyed the annotated comments and historical explanations that he used.

This also contained the best translation of The Book of Five Rings that I’ve come across- I even re-read it side by side with William Scott Wilson’s translation and found this one far better in terms of interpreting and making sense of the meaning of the text. Oct 15, E.

Paperbackpages. Hayashizaki temple is dedicated to the master of the same name, who lived in the sixteenth century and created the art of iai the art of drawing the sword. The interpretations make sense, and the author takes tokltsu to point out any place where he makes assumptions, what assumptions he I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kendo and Iaido.


Budo The Meiji turning point and the modern notion of budo The evolution of budo in the twentieth century Here is section so powerful I had to write it down today: I am not well read on Musashi’s life but like the author, I am a practitioner of both Kendo and Kennji.

If we may go by the experience of Nakayama Hakudo, we can say that these adepts could pretty well not have slept in the course of seven days of continuous effort. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings

Of those I’ve read dealing with finding the historical Musashi, this was by far the best. In he founded the Shaolin-mon school, where he teaches a synthesis of the original combat arts of Japan and China. Tokitsu translates and provides extensive commentary on that popular work, as well as three other short texts on strategy that were written before it, and a longer, later work entitled musashii Way to Be Followed Alone. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Zehr rated it it was amazing. Keji practitioner of Shotokan karate since youth, in Tokitsu started his own school, the Shaolin-mon “door to Shaolin “, compare the Mumonkan school in Pariswhere he had taught Shotokan karate since Trivia About Miyamoto Musashi Apr 13, E Taylor is currently reading it.


Nakayama Hakudo, one of the greatest masters of iaia of the twentieth century, spent a day at this temple fulfilling such a vow. Tokitsu gives us the most comprehensive portrait of Musashi the man I’ve ever found- and that wasn’t easy! State Library of Queensland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Miyqmoto Theosophical Society in Australia.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kenji Tokitsu turns a critical eye on Musashi’s life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and giving a clear picture of the man behind the myth. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Tokitsu’s is the best by far. Views Read Edit View history. Lists What are lists?

Musashi uses the expression cho tan seki ren several times in his work, which literally means “morning” cho”to build” tan”evening” seki”to train” tokkitsu. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sign up to our newsletter using your email.