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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Also by Kenji Tokitsu. In the temple’s registry, a considerable number of persons are listed who drew their swords between thirty and forty thousand times.

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It is a well thought out, and well researched work.

Jul 16, Emtee rated it liked it. Preview — Miyamoto Musashi by Kenji Tokitsu. In a period of twenty-four hours, he succeeded in drawing his sword ten thousand times.

Retrieved from ” https: He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. Tokitsu’s is the best by far.


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Notes of Musashi’s disciples on the practice of his school 7. He shares the legends, but really dives well below the surface to give us a look at the human being at the root of the legend. He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization. Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. Justin Hall rated it it was tkitsu Nov 30, Kenji Tokitsu has done a superb job at shedding new perspective on one of the most enigmatic figures in Japanese history.

The moment one’s attention is aroused, all of life has to do with training. To ask other readers questions about Miyamoto Musashiplease sign up. Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the fifteenth century, was a renowned samurai warrior. Musashi’s best-known work, The Book of Five Ringsprovides timeless insight into the nature of conflict. Of those I’ve read dealing with finding the historical Musashi, this was by far the best. Trivia About Miyamoto Musashi The interpretations make sense, and the author takes pains to point out any place where he makes assumptions, what assumptions he is making and what the basis is for those assumptions.

Miyamoto’s life story should be a movie! Login to add to list. The transmission of Musashi’s art The role of Musashi’s writings in the transmission of his art The transmission of Musashi’s art through practice 9. In he founded the Shaolin-mon school, where he teaches a synthesis of the original combat arts of Japan and China. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books.

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The Theosophical Society in Australia. Dec 29, Jake rated it it was amazing. Kenji Tokitsu was born on 1 August in Yamaguchi, Japan. Sign up to our newsletter using your email. Zehr rated it it kenjk amazing.

Miyamoto Musashi

One life, one miyaamoto. Book ratings by Goodreads. A very in-depth biography on Musashi, with translations of texts he wrote, and some of his paintings. Oct 15, E. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Skip to content Skip to search. That said, the last section – Tokitsu’s translation of the Book of Five Elements or Five Rings if you prefer is an interesting read. Nakayama explains that when he trains in his dojo, he succeeds on the best days in drawing two thousand tokitzu, but then the next day he has to put in twice the effort to arrive at the same result.