- author: musasi miyamoto
- target people who are recommended to read
- To get over rough place
- To know condition of things
- To step on enemy’s sword
- To grasp opponent’s breaking
- To become opponent
- To have mind to release four hands
- To move your shadow
- To suppress opponent’s shadow
- To transfer something
- To move opponent’s heart
author: musasi miyamoto
target people who are recommended to read
- sword man who desire to develop kendo skill
- people who desire to be tough guy
This book consists of five rolls “earth roll” “water roll” “fire roll” “wind roll” “sky roll”.
Main paper are summarized to “earth roll” “water roll” “fire roll”. Earth roll explains style of classical Japanese swordsmanship involving use of two swords. Water roll explains self training to overcome enemy. Fire roll explains various tactics with battle. Wind roll mainly criticize other style. sky roll is added to this book for appearance.
To get over rough place
You should have mind to get over rough place in case you go along in the world. To know enemies and to know yourself and to get over rough place by that reason is as same as good ferry man cross the sea route.To get over rough place you can find enemy’s weakness and take initiative for yourself and defeat enemies mostly.
To know condition of things
In military art which battle with opponent one on one you should keep in mind to understand enemy’s school and make sure of opponent’s personality and find opponent’s strong point and weak point and catch opponent’s surprise and grasp up and down of enemy’s condition and grasp rhythm of his condition sufficiently and set up attack at first.
You can necessary make sure of condition of things if your wisdom is strong.
To step on enemy’s sword
It is necessary for you to have mind to set up attack quickly while opponent is shooting bow and gun. If you have mind to set up attack quickly, you can stop opponent shoot next time.
It is winner mind that you shut out opponent’s attack by reason as it is when opponent set up attack in things.
To grasp opponent’s breaking
In military art which battle with many people, you should have mind to get rhythm of breaking opponent and chase them without missing the gap. If you miss the chance that opponent is breaking, you have possibility to be launched counterattack by opponent in the meantime. You should have mind to get the rhythm of breaking opponent and chase them certainly in the meantime when opponent do not return to former status.
To become opponent
To become opponent is to think from opponent’s position point of view. When you look at the world with narrow view, you may regard thief who is shut up in a room is strong.
But you think from opponent’s position point of view, he make people all over the world enemies and run away and is cornered. In military art which people battle with many people, people do not become to attack opponent aggressively if they regard opponent strong. If you have perfect member and understand reason of military art very well and master the point to defeat enemies, you do not have to concern about them.
To have mind to release four hands
To have mind to release four hands is that you should avoid to stick to battle competing with opponent because of that you and opponent’s mind become same. You should discard mind to compete with opponent and learn the way to defeat opponent by other advantage. You should have mind to release four hands and you should defeat opponent by action that opponent never come up with.
To move your shadow
In military art which people battle with many people, If you do not recognize the condition of opponent in any means, you had better pretend to set up attack strongly by yourself and ascertain opponent’s intention. If you can ascertain opponent’s intention, it is easy for you to defeat opponent by various means.
To suppress opponent’s shadow
To suppress opponent’s shadow is the way that is acted when opponent set up attack by himself. In military art which people battle with many people, you can disempower opponent to suppress tactics he set up. If you take a firm attitude by this advantage, opponent is pressed and opponent’s mind is changed. You also change your tactics and you can control the tip with empty heart and defeat opponent.
To transfer something
There are actions transferring something in any cases. sleepiness transfer and yawn transfer and time transfer. In military art which people battle with many people, when opponent upset and hurry thing up and tensed, if only you do not worry about it and relax on your side, opponent also become relax. After the mood transfer, you set up attack strongly and quickly with empty heart and defeat opponent.
To move opponent’s heart
There are things which move people’s heart. dangerous heart, heart to force oneself, unexpected heart. you should examine them closely. In military art which people battle with many people it is important to move opponent’s heart. You should have mind to set up attack where opponent unexpected and you control the tip while opponent’s heart do not determine and you have advantage and set up attack and defeat opponent.