He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.--Sun Tzu The revered secrets of the Samurai code kishido are strictly for the strong of heart. The Way of the Warrior is a series of lessons that Jotaro's martial-arts master passed on to him, as well as teaching virtues embedded in all traditional martial ways. Demanding unquestionable ethics and unconditional chivalry, kishido embraces both Eastern and Western customs and practices, and is essential knowledge for strong-willed warriors on the battlefield--and in the boardroom. Renowned practitioner Jotaro takes you step by step through the Samurai code, illuminating topics such as: Fudoshin: courage without recklessness, Koji: the secrets of the master texts Ichigo, Ichie: the Power of One Natsukusa: skill combined with experience creates a master Kotan: the simplicity of every action when the mind and the body are in balance . . .and much more. A word of caution: This knowledge is to be used for academic study ONLY. "Jotaro's lessons can be applied with devastating effectiveness." --Dr. Haha Lung, author of Mind Penetration
Author: Thomas Louis
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-08-01
"'Samurai' explores the essence, truth, and wisdom of these remarkable warriors. It features renowned samurai warriors, their weapons, armor, and military strategies and illuminates their unwavering "Bushido" philisophy--the strict code of honor requiring absolute loyalty to their master above all else, and ritual suicide in preference to dying a dishonorable death. This book explores the spirit, body, and minds of these sublime paladins who long ago passed into legend, but still live on today" -- back cover.
Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century. The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the samurai philosophy of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial artists. In his years of experience he has collected the wisdom that comes from practicing martial arts through countless lessons learned and lessons taught. The 55 precepts in his new book are result of those years of experience and they will guide the modern day warrior as they devote energy and creativity to their lives. These principles and philosophies include Kaufman's insights about: "Arrogance" "Ease and Grace" "Wise Men and Evil" "Being Genuine" "Shame and the Glory" The Way of the Modern Warrior is an essential handbook for the modern-day samurai warrior who lives by honor, duty and service.
Author: Shannon E. French
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2004-12-21
Why do warriors fight? What is worth dying for? How should a warrior define words like "nobility," "honor," "courage," or "sacrifice"? What are the duties and obligations of a warrior, and to whom are they owed? What should bring a warrior honor or shame? These and other questions are considered in Shannon French's The Code of the Warrior, a book that explores eight warrior codes from around the globe, spanning such traditions as the Homeric, Roman, and Samurai cultures, through to the present day-culminating in a thoughtful analysis of a timely question: Are terrorists warriors?
The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations of major Japanese works on Bushido. The writings of the scholar Yamaga Soko and his disciples are among the clearest expositions we have of the core ideals and philosophy underlying the Samurai's disciplined way of life and outlook. Together they provide an in-depth, practical guide to character building and conduct according to the precepts of Bushido—a code for professional warriors that retains as much relevance in today's world as it had when these works were written 400 years ago. Yamaga's writings inspired the transformation of the Samurai from a feudal class of warriors under the command of the Shogun to a group of powerful individuals with great intellectual, political and moral leadership and influence. The works translated in Samurai Wisdom for the very first time are as timeless and important today as the works of Sun Tzu, Musashi and Clausewitz. The five Japanese works on Bushido translated in Samurai Wisdom are: The Way of the Knight by Yamaga Soko The Warrior's Rule by Tsugaru Kodo-shi Essentials of Military Matters compiled by Yamaga Takatsune The Education of Warriors by Yamaga Soko Primer of Martial Education by Yamaga Soko
Author: Yoram Dinstein
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2011-11-11
This volume was produced to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights. Forty years have yielded an impressive forty annual volumes. When it was started in 1971, the Yearbook was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. It has always understood its mandate as transcending the narrow borders of the discipline of either national or international human rights. From the outset, international humanitarian law and international criminal law were understood as coming within the proper framework of the Yearbook, as were on occasion articles on diverse freedoms that may seem out of bounds to a strict interpreter of the phrase “human rights”.
The Samurai Mind 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. 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 acknowledged 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. The classic Japanese texts are: The Mysterious Skills of the Old Cat Sword Theory A Treatise on the Sword Joseishi's Discussions on the Sword Ignorance in Swordsmanship Four of the five texts presented here are translated into English for the first time making The Samurai Mind 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: Carol Gaskin
Release Date: 2003
A close-up study of the history of the samurai warriors of Japan explores all aspects of a samurai's life, from training and culture to weaponry and military tactics, profiling some of the greatest warriors of the period, the epic battles in which they fought, and their influence on Japanese society. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Yumi Yamaguchi
Publisher: Kodansha International
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Recently the West has been inundated by a steady flow of images from manga, anime, and the video games that are a key part of todays Japanese visual culture. At the same time, Japanese contemporary artists are gaining a higher profile overseas: many Westerners are already familiar with Takashi Murakamis brightly colored, cartoonlike characters, or with Junko Mizunos grotes-cute Lolita-style girls. Perhaps less familiar are the absurd fighting machines of Kenji Yanobe, the many disguises of Tomoko Sawada, or the grotesque fairytale landscapes of Tomoko Konoike. Warriors of Art features the work of forty of the latest and most relevant contemporary Japanese artists, from painters and sculptors, to photographers and performance artists, with lavish full-color spreads of their key works. Author Yumi Yamaguchi offers an insightful introduction to the main themes of each artist, and builds up a fascinating portrait of the society that has given birth to them: a Japan that still bears the scars of atomic destruction, a Japan with a penchant for the cute and the childish, a Japan whose manga and anime industries have come to dominate the world. Warriors of Art takes its title from a phrase used to describe Taro Okamoto (1911-1996), perhaps the first truly influential contemporary artist to emerge in postwar Japan, who fought to bring modern art to a wider audience. Following in Okamotos footsteps, the forty artists featured in this book are a new generation of warriors, attacking our senses with a shocking mix of the cute, the grotesque, the sexy, and the violent, forcing us to sit up and take notice of their vision of Japan.
For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. Never visit www.keepthesecret.co.uk if you know what's good for you. "What child could resist it? A deliciously dark and chocolatey book full of big chunks of crazy humour and a cast of mouth-watering characters... "This Book is Not Good for You" is actually very good for you...the teasing, topsy-turvy world created by the scrumptious Mr Bosch is guaranteed to have you laughing all the way to the next instalment." - Lancashire Evening Post