All about Heiho Okugisho-The Secret of High Strategy by Yamamoto Kansuke. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Heiho Okugisho: The secret of high strategy is a translation of a classical martial text written by Yamamoto Kansuke () and translated by the. Heiho Okugisho-The Secret of High Strategy by Yamamoto at – ISBN – ISBN – Hawley Pubns –

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The third chapter is, to my mind, one of the most interesting as it discusses the psychological, philosophical and, again, tactical and strategic aspects of personal combat. I would not get this book unless you were pretty advanced in Japanese history and its martial arts.

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The Heiho Okugi Sho makes for fascinating reading material for a Budo and Bujutsu student heijo of the similarities in views to the better-known traditional martial arts of today in matters of initiative, timing and movement. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Email required Address never made public. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by heeiho. But I found it fascinating shho how martial arts in the Edo period had fallen by reading this book.

Why not get a copy? My real purpose [intention] was to translate the book exactly as it was written, as true as possible. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. What prompted your translation? For some, those military manuals are more revealing about the history of Japan than any other document ever handed down to current days.


Dho two examples show how wrong a good tactic can become a few centuries later. Friday night, Hatsumi sensei was speaking of the necessary adaptation to take into account when using fighting techniques of the past.

Or what do you think are the major lessons for practitioners?

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Although some might find them too “cut and dried”, to a great extent they relate the hard truth. Doug Walker Completely cut off both heads, Let a single sword stand against the cold sky!

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A few minor quibbles, such as “handle” instead of “hilt” when speaking of swords and a few wordings I think are a bit strange, but nothing to detract from the work’s accuracy or intent. Those that lack such background will get little from it. Documents about samurai strategy have been handed down through many generations, sometimes within one family heihoo sometimes they have been made accessible to the general public and are now treated as classic literature.

See all 4 reviews. What were some of the challenges you encountered in the translation? Hawley Pubns; 2nd edition Language: Yamashiro wrote, “The true samurai never complained about his life, but accepted his path with pride more than resignation.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Learning directly from the text book is very difficult anyway because as I mentioned it was not written in detail. Generally speaking, I have no differences of opinion with the English wording. I do not agree with this. The kumite is okgi simple and there are only a few of them anyway. However, it is in the military manuals that we find the true character of Ougi and begin to understand how the Warrior developed from a spear yielding man who moved forward on command, to a minute tactician who took into consideration all the factors of battle, including human nature, and backed it up with a philosophy that enabled him to see war as an art, and which also served as a code of ethics.

April 17, at 2: The book is a full-sized reproduction of the edition and is one of a number of very interesting titles available from W. Write a customer review. English Choose a language for shopping. This book lets people take a glimpse at what Edo period books were ueiho on martial arts.