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Tag Archives: Book of Five Rings

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 2

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

What did masters of meditation in ancient Japan have to teach students of the sword? Plenty! Learn the historical connection between Zen and the samurai in this scholarly piece.
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.

How to Use the Combat Concepts of Legendary Swordsman Miyamoto Musashi in 21st Century Self-Defense

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

The martial artist who penned The Book of Five Rings incorporated tons of timeless wisdom into his work. This tutorial will help you glean maximum meaning from the ancient text.
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Learn the Lesson of Compassion From Japanese Swordsman Miyamoto Musashi

Friday, July 17th, 2015

This tale of Miyamoto Musashi and Muso Gonnosuke illustrates the role compassion must play whenever deadly combat skills are being taught. Essential learning for all martial artists!
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.