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Secret Tactics
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In the tradition of The Martial Artist's Book of Five Rings, one of America's most experienced teachers of karate offers new interpretations of fundamental martial arts texts. The book includes new translations of essays on leadership, correct behavior, character, and values. "Hereditary Manual of Fighting Techniques" by Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori explores the relationship between Zen philosophy and warfare and the mental preparation for successful fighting. In "The Ultimate Sword, " Takuan Soho describes the unremitting effort that must be undertaken to become a true master of strategy. He uses key aspects of sword-fighting strategy to shed light on the path to self-realization in "The Miracle of Immovable Wisdom." Kotoda Yahei Toshisada emphasizes the importance of training and learning techniques over theory in "Technical Study of Kenpo." In "The School of Two Heavens, " Musashi Miyamoto applies the principles of sword fighting to military arts and politics. Mastuura Saizan focuses on strengthening the weak points of the human mind, and exploiting the natural movements of the human body, in "Jyoseihi Kendan." And "Tengu's Dialogue on the Martial Arts" by Issai Chosanshi is a manual for students of the martial arts, presented in the form of a dialogue with a master.
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Kazumi Tabata is a Grandmaster (8th-degree black belt) in the Shotokan style of Japanese karate. He established and is the Chief Instructor of the North American Karate Federation and the New England Collegiate Karate Conference. He has trained karate clubs in Europe, Africa, and Bermuda. He's the author of several books, including Mind Power and Warrior Wisdom.

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"The knowledge inherited from the long history of Asia is compiled in this book as a collection of thoughts. This is an extremely unique book in that it expresses the form and shape of the fighting psyche and spirit through martial arts. I have never before encountered such a finely distilled book. While perusing this book, I felt I could almost touch the core of life." --Keiichi Hasumi, VP and General Secretary, Japan Karatedo Federation "The 160 pages of this book published by Tuttle Publishing contain a lot of sound advice and wisdom." --Herald-Star

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