The Book of Five Rings (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Miyamoto Musashi, Roberto Scarlato, Flaneur Media: Audible Audiobooks Prime – Carcier.co

The Book of Five Rings is a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi aroundThere have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia For instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work in a business context Musashi establishes a no nonsense theme throughout the text For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one s opponent He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the book are important for combat on any scale, whether a one on one duel or a massive battle


9 thoughts on “The Book of Five Rings (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Miyamoto Musashi, Roberto Scarlato, Flaneur Media: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Thomas A Rider Thomas A Rider says:

    This book is often mentioned in the same breath as The Art of War But there is one big difference The Art of War is ultimately a book about solving problems, presented through the medium of war This is a book about killing people with swords, and admits that you can t really learn that from a book.In short what it teaches, you don t need in this day and age, and it isn t really transferable By all means, buy for historical interest, but that s the only interest to be found here.


  2. Dennis McGillivray Dennis McGillivray says:

    A must read for historical reference or for philosophy go to


  3. D_OM D_OM says:

    This is a truly amazing book whose pages contain pointers to the path of strategic wisdom Reading this and applying the wisdom is like standing on the shoulder of a giant An epic relic from an extraordinary life


  4. RONALD WATT RONALD WATT says:

    Another gift for a Scottish Samurai whocan apply the knowledge of one of the Greatest Samurai Miyamoto Musashito his business world


  5. Geoff Geoff says:

    If you are into the martial arts, this book will interest you.Contains Musashi s philosophy on the martial way.Dont know if it can be related to be business tactics as some have tried, but great reading for a martial artist.Even tells you how to hold the sword and how to position your feet etc, he s the expert so take notice


  6. Gengis Gengis says:

    SUPER Great book great service thank you


  7. Kate El Kate El says:

    Excellent condition of the book, a great read


  8. Chloe kozlow Chloe kozlow says:

    The item had damage to the front cover, a slight tear And I did not purchase it used It was a gift for someone also which is unfortunate Overall happy thoQuick delivery serviceThank you


  9. Mateus Trupia Mateus Trupia says:

    I honestly felt it would be philosophical than what it was, you see a large amount of how to actually swordfight can t tell how useful that could be in our modern times but maybe I m not looking deep enough The second part of the book I didn t enjoy so much, it had a lot focus on zen buddishm as opposed to Mushashi s pragmatic style.