Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A badass of note: Miyamoto Musashi - Author of 'The Book of Five Rings'

The Book of Five Rings  His wiki.

"As one man can defeat ten men, so can one thousand men defeat ten thousand. However, you can become a master of strategy by training alone with a sword, so that you can understand the enemy's stratagems, his strength and resources, and come to appreciate how to apply strategy to beat ten thousand enemies."

stratagems =  strategies

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Miyamoto Musashi
宮本 武蔵

Miyamoto Musashi in his prime, wielding twobokken. Woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
BornShinmen Musashi No Kami Fujiwara No Genshin
c. 1584
Harima Province, Japan
DiedJune 13, 1645 (aged 60-61)
Higo Province, Japan
from natural causes (probably stomach cancer)
Other namesShinmen Takezō; Miyamoto Bennosuke; Niten Dōraku; Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Genshin
Teacher(s)none verified
Notable studentsTerao MagonojoTerao Motomenosuke; Furuhashi Sōzaemonhttps://www.artsy.net/artist/utagawa-kuniyoshi