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Old 05-12-2004, 09:41 PM   #64
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Re: Aikido and Samurai: a few questions

George S. Ledyard wrote:
Just a note: A Way to Victory The Annotated Book of Five Rings translated by Hidy Ochai is one of the best versions of this available in English. Hidy Ochai is a karate teacher but that makes him one of the only people to do an English translation of this work who is actually a martial artist. Meik Skoss reviewd it on the koryu site and felt it was very good.
Hey George - wasn't Victor Harris a Kendo guy and even the "Snake of the Dojo" guy could be considered a martial artist (of sorts). OK the latter guy did a reinterpretation of past translations.

The Niten Ryu headmaster was quoted as saying the Book could not be properly understood without exploring the Buddhist sutras. Does this book or any English translations attempt to do this? I found the above link when followed (click on Next at the bottom) extremely interesting as it does go into some of the Go Rin Sho passages in this way.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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