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Tokitsu, Kenji 1947-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 154 publications in 6 languages and 1,540 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Actor, Other, Editor, Performer, Restager , Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenji Tokitsu
Miyamoto Musashi : his life and writings by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Undefeated swordsman, master of battlefield strategy, martial arts icon--Miyamoto Musashi, who lived in Japan in the 1600s, is the most famous samurai of all time. His masterwork, the Book of Five Rings (Gorin no sho), is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asian culture. Over the centuries, Musashi's reputation has grown to mythic proportions, but, in fact, much about Musashi and his life remains a mystery. Here, Kenji Tokitsu, a modern martial arts master and scholar, turns a critical eye on Musashi's life and writings, separating fact from fiction, and providing a view of the man and his ideas that is accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students."--Publisher's description
La recherche du ki dans le combat by Kenji Tokitsu( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The katas : the meaning behind the movements by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The embodiment of the ancient knowledge that underlies the dedication-to-perfection philosophy of Japan How mastering these specific movement sequences known as katas provides a way to deepen one's martial arts practice spiritually Explores the psychological and social importance of the katas in martial arts and Japanese society, including their role in seppuku (ritual suicide) Includes many examples from the lives of famous masters, from the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi to 20th-century poet Yukio Mishima An essential part of the martial arts of Japan, such as sumo and karate, the katas are specific sequences of movement that originated during Sakoku, Japan's period of closure to the outside world from 1633 until 1853. The dedication-to-perfection philosophy of the katas, ubiquitous in Japanese society, is vital to understanding the spiritual aspects of their martial arts as well as other traditional Japanese arts, such as flower arranging, chado (tea ceremonies), and kabuki theater. With examples from the lives of famous masters, from legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi to 20th-century poet Yukio Mishima, this book explores the psychological and social importance of the katas, including their role in seppuku (ritual suicide), the student-master relationship, and gyo (the point at which the practitioner breaks the mold of the kata and begins to embody it). Looking at their origins in the warrior class and how this pursuit of perfection is ultimately a way to accept the power of death, the author explains how performing the katas transmits ancient knowledge much deeper than just technical movements, providing a way to deepen one's martial arts practice spiritually
The inner art of karate : cultivating the budo spirit in your practice by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budo, the way of the martial arts, is at heart a path of spiritual cultivation and self-realization whose aim is to develop a strategic mind that makes combat unnecessary. Kenji Tokitsu explains the philosophy of karate as budo and looks deeply at the key concepts that are essential for developing the budo mind in karate practice
A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. These include "The Mirror of the Way of Strategy," which Musashi wrote when he was in his twenties; "Thirty-five Instructions on Strategy," and "Forty-two Instructions on Strategy," which were precursors to The Book of Five Rings; and "The Way to Be Followed Alone," which Musashi wrote just days before his death. Read together, these five texts give readers an unusually detailed, nuanced view of Musashi's ideas on swordsmanship, strategy, and self-cultivation. Tokitsu puts all these writings into historical and philosophical context and makes them accessible and relevant to today's readers and martial arts students. Tokitsu understands Musashi's writings-and Musashi as a martial artist-unusually well and is able to provide a rare insight into the man and his historical contribution
Level five by Chris Marker( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in French and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...a hallucinatory visual essay, half documentary, half fiction, on memory, tragedy, and early digital culture. A woman (Catherine Belkodja), haunted by the loss of her lover, works on programming a video game about World War II's Battle of Okinawa. Melding retro-futuristic sci-fi imagery and reflections on traumas in Japanese history into a provocative visual and philosophical puzzle, Level Five 'belongs equally to the past, the present and the future...'"--Container
Ki and the way of the martial arts by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katas les by Kenji Tokitsu( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage est le résultat d'un travail de recherche de neuf années concernant les liens structurels entre la métaphysique, la physique et la théologie chrétienne. Il met en évidence l'existence d'une structure universelle. L'encyclique Fides et Ratio du pape Jean-Paul II a lancé un grand défi à la pensée contemporaine en disant que la foi éclaire la raison et que la raison conforte la foi. Nous relevons ce défi et c'est la première fois dans l'histoire des sciences et de la théologie que la description de la réalité physique se déduit de la métaphysique et que la même métaphysique permet d'exprimer rationnellement les grands dogmes qui structurent la foi chrétienne : Trinité, Création, Incarnation. Pour aboutir à cette unification épistémologique, il a fallu concevoir une nouvelle métaphysique, celle de la « Relation » assortie d'une logique quaternaire, à la place de la métaphysique de la « Substance » et de la logique binaire héritées d'Aristote. Il en résulte un nouveau paradigme dont l'ouvrage donne les fondements et montre l'efficacité jusque dans les aspects techniques de la physique des particules et des atomes. Les concepts de la physique prennent un sens inattendu et même la notion de vie apparaît sous un jour nouveau propre à éclairer aussi bien la théologie que la biologie. Ces résultats étonnants viennent de la puissance du modèle métaphysique quaternaire qui rend possible ce que les modèles connus jusqu'à présent excluaient comme impensable. Ouvrage bilingue : verson française et anglaise
Miyamoto musashi/ Myamoto Musashi by Kenji Tokitsu( )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyamoto Musashi es la historia de un guerrero excepcional pero también la de las artes marciales, en una sociedad japonesa que estaba viviendo una nueva página de su historia. La vida aventurera de Miyamoto Musashi ha hecho de éste inevitablemente una figura mítica de la cultura japonesa. Famoso por sus combates, maestro en el arte del sable, este guerrero fue también calígrafo, pintor, escultor y autor de una obra escrita importante por su influencia. A partir de la nueva traducción comentada de la obra de Miyamoto Musashi, y a través de su experiencia personal en este arte marcial, Kenji To
Miyamoto Musashi : maître de sabre japonais du XVIIe siècle : l'homme et l'œuvre, mythe et réalité by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taï-chi-chuan origines et puissance d'un art martial by Kenji Tokitsu( )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Level 5 by Chris Marker( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Une femme, un ordinateur, un interlocuteur invisible : Laura termine l'écriture d'un jeu vidéo consacré à la bataille d'Okinawa. Ses recherches la mènent à un mystérieux "réseau" parallèle à Internet, des informateurs et même des témoins de la bataille - parmis lesquels le cinéaste Nagisa Oshima. Plus les pièces de cette tragédie s'accumulent plus elles interfèrent avec la propre vie de Laura. Comme tout jeu vidéo, celui-ci procède par "niveaux". Laura et son interlocuteur invisible, intoxiqués par leur entreprise, finissent pas en faire une métaphore de la vie elle-même. Atteindra-t-elle Level Five ?" [Source : jaquette]
Budô : le ki et le sens du combat by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire du karaté-do by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il volume analizza dettagliatamente la nascita e l'evoluzione delle maggiori scuole di karate quali la scuola Shotokan, la Goju-ryu, la Shito-ryu, la Shorin-ryu, la Wado-ryu ecc., attraverso la presentazione e il modello di vita e dei testi dei maestri fondatori di tali scuole. Grandissima rilevanza assume la presentazione del Bubishi o "l'arte del combattimento a mano nuda della gru bianca", origine delle tecniche di combattimento, illustrate da quarantotto disegni originali
Méthode des arts martiaux à mains nues by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budo, Kampfsport, Terminologie, Zen-Buddhismus, Technik, Schlagtechnik Bewegungsform, Bewegungsbeschreibung
LAS KATAS (Bicolor) by Kenji Tokitsu( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las artes marciales, y en particular el karate, nos ofrecen los ejemplos más precisos y estrictamente formalizados de las katas. Sin embargo, éstas impregnan toda la tradición cultural japonesa. ¿Qué relación existe entre la ceremonia del té y las artes marciales? ¿Cuál es el punto en común entre la muerte por seppuku y el arte floral? El concepto de la kata nos ofrece respuestas a estas preguntas. Las katas, presentes en el ámbito de la filosofía, la técnica, la enseñanza, el objetivo y los medios, clarifican todos los enfoques vinculados con la idea de la perfección. A partir de ejemplos his
L'arte del combattere : intervista a Kenji Tokitsu by J. Louis Cavalan( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miyamoto Musashi, maître de sabre japonais du XVIIe siècle le mythe et la réalité, l'oeuvre et son influence by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY WARRIOR AND LEGENDARY JAPANESE SABER MASTER, MIYAMOTO MUSASHI WROTE A STRATEGY TREATISE ON THE ART OF SABER, GORIN-NO-SHO (WRITING ON THE FIVE ELEMENTS) WHICH, IN SPITE OF ITS NUMEROUS DIFFICULTIES OF INTERPRETATION, IS STILL NOWADAYS ONE OF THE MAIN REFERENCES FOR THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS. THE AUTHOR PRESENTS A TRANSLATION OF THIS WRITING ALONG WITH MUSASHI AND HIS PUPILS' WORK ; IN ORDER TO APPROACH ITS CONTENTS AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE, HE COMMENTS IT EXTENSIVELY. FOR THIS PURPOSE, HE RELIES ON A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE THIS WRITING IN MODERN JAPANESE AND ON HIS OWN EXPERIENCE CONCERNING THE MARTIAL ARTS IN ORDER TOMAKE CLEAR THE TECHNICAL POINTS. THE, THROUGH A STUDY OF MUSASHI'S LIFE RESTATING THE ACTUALLY KNOWN DOCUMENTS, HE BRINGS INTO LIGHT THE SPECIFICITY OF HIS SABER SCHOOL AND TRIES TO MAKE ITS ORIGINE MORE PRECISE. AT LAST, HE PLALCES MUSASHI'S WORK IN THE HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE ART OF SABER AND SHOWS ITS CONTINUITY UP TO MODERN TIMES AND INFLUENCE ON TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTION OF THE ART OF FIGHTING WHICH CONCERNS "WINNING WITHOUT HITTING". HE PAYS PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO DEFINE THE FORM OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE OPPONENTS AND THE DIFFERENT IDEAZS UNDERLYING THE PHISICAL EXPERIENCE OF FIGHTING WHICH MIGHT LEAD TO THE POSSIBILITY OF A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TRAINING
Kokusai bunka to shiteno karate by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaolin-mon : verso l'arte marziale del futuro by Kenji Tokitsu( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Miyamoto Musashi : his life and writings
Covers
La recherche du ki dans le combatThe katas : the meaning behind the movementsThe inner art of karate : cultivating the budo spirit in your practiceA book of five ringsKi and the way of the martial artsMiyamoto musashi/ Myamoto MusashiBudô : le ki et le sens du combat
Alternative Names
Kenji, Tokitsu

Kenji Tokitsu Japanese martial artist and scholar

Kenji Tokitsu karateka japonés

Tokicu, Kendži 1947-

Tokitsu, Kenji

Tokitsu, Kenji 1947-

Tokitu, Kenzi

Токицу, Кэндзи

トキツ, ケンジ

トキツ, ケンジ 1947-

時津, 賢児

時津賢児

時津賢児 1947-

Languages
French (67)

English (23)

Italian (13)

Spanish (12)

German (2)

Japanese (2)