Book is about martial arts in general written by swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. Its was published in circa 1645. Book is translated in many languages in the same year. The title in other language is Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū and its manual technique is technique and philosophy. Musashi establishes write this book in very simple method he write all step in easy method that every one must understand easily.
The five books
Its mean that there are five books in the one book, every book have different idea of martial arts and fight.
(1) The Book of Earth
In this earth book he taught that how to fight with Musashi at the Ichi School, and the idea of strategy and fighting. And how to distanguish Sword-Fencing and Swordsmanship. There are many other fighting ideas in this book.
(2) The Book of Water
This part of book contain strategy, spirituality and philosophy. Water in this name mean flexibility a line taken from book “In strategy your spiritual bearing must not be any different from normal. Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm” <Source>
(3) Attitudes of swordsmanship
There are five stage of this book
- Right Side
- Left Side
These five stages are swordsmanship and and some areas how to attack human body. You can fight any enemy by following these techniques.
(4) The Book of Fire
This book method are unlike the specific the specific method of Water Book. In this technique you can fight with dual technique and method. and you can fight with men.
(5) The Book of Wind
There are many information given in previous book but here are some new information about fight, In this book writer cover some new ideas. Most of derivative of other martial arts. Some other technique of indoor or outdoor dueling.