18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
dont listen to the guy who gave it a low score,
This review is from: The Book of Five Rings (Hardcover)
this book is not about technique, it is his opinions on how the go beond the technique,, its about THE WAY in martial arts (but not just martial arts), its about how to gain the phycological and physical edge USING YOUR OWN TALENT AND EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!, its about developing as a person, its about the phycological edge you should gain in any confontation, he tells you WHAT instruments you use (eyes, posture ect) to gain the these edges on your apponent,, but not HOW to use them because HIS ideas will not apply to everyone as everyone does a diffent art and even people from the same art fight diffently and are all of on a different path, he stresses everyone should learn their own way. this book gives musashi's opinions on other martial arts and how techniques are learnt that are useless in real battle or confrontation, this is only an opinion of musashi and opinions cannot be rated. It only hapens to be written in the context of martial arts because musashi was a martial artist, but nowadays musicians, business men along with martial artists use this tital. this book is for anyone.