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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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The Unfettered Mind is a book worth it's weight in gold.

Posted on: 2006/10/27 15:19
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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Secrets of the Samurai: The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan
by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook
ISBN 0785810730


Liz, I have read this book as enjoyed it as well. Do you have the book with you? The reason I ask is, I found this on ebay and it looks quite a lot like one of the pictures of the book you mentioned. I was wondering if I happened upon a case of copyright infringement or something. Unfortunately, I left most of my books back in Canada and can't look myself.

Posted on: 2006/10/27 18:27
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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Also- Anything by Dan Millman(eg Way of the Peaceful Warrior). Trungpa is a great source(start with Shambala) Not martial arts but great for understanding life and being a "gentleman" as Soke says---anything by Gary Zukov (start with The Seat of the Soul). Good reading to all, mental training is good!

Posted on: 2006/10/28 1:17
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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"by Shinoobie on 2006/10/26 20:19:06

The Unfettered Mind is a book worth it's weight in gold."

Do you have an authors name or the book number?

Posted on: 2006/11/7 13:25
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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Benkyoka,

I had a look at the ebay items for sale. I can see why you thought they were from the Duke University people, but no, they are different. I have the book with me.

They are lovely images, both the illustrations in the book, Secrets of the Samurai, and those images on ebay. Hm.

See you on the mat, bro.

e

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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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Liz,
The book you recommended is a good one. The authors treat their subject well and the plates are nice.

Until I read that book I had no idea that one of the "secrets of the samurai" was to always mix Grey Goose with Lunesta and Red Bull...just like Lindsay Lohan. Those guys was crazy!

But seriously Barry...
"The Unfettered Mind" is by Takuan Soho (the guy with his own style of pickle).

Yes, I'm having trouble sleeping: Jet lag + leftover Halloween candy.

Posted on: 2006/11/7 19:01
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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"The art of war" by Sun Tzu. This is a MUST READ for any martial artist. And although there has been some controversy, Stephen K. Hayes has some very good books that are written specifically for beginners to the Bujinkan arts.

Posted on: 2006/11/9 14:18
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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Mr. Salerno,
While I agree that it’s important to read the Sun Tzu, Musashi, and Yagyu texts at some point, I wouldn’t personally suggest them until a little later. In each of these cases the quality of the translation is critical as well. The best I have read for each are Cleary and Wilson, respectively.
I think maybe Barry (Maruhanabachi) asked for a book list that would stimulate interest in, and understanding of, the physical aspects of Bujinkan training and the currents of history and culture that give them context. In this case I would certainly not recommend any books authored by Mr. Hayes to anyone but a collector. On the other hand, I think Bo Munthe’s “Traditional Ninjutsu” is excellent in this regard. The only reason I didn’t originally recommend it is because I think it is out of print and kind of rare at this point.

Posted on: 2006/11/10 4:15
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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IMHO anything by the late Glenn Morris is worth reading many times. jason hopkins

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Gyokko Ryû - Taijutsu no Kata.
Modern Densho

http://passaic-bujinkan-buyu.setech-co.com/PBB-item-mab001.html

Amazing book.

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