The Fifth Ring Story

The Fifth Ring Story

Miyamoto Musashi was an impressive chap. The orphaned son of a samurai, the young Miyamoto drew on extraordinary self-discipline and commitment to master the art of sword fighting from an early age. He fought more than 60 duels undefeated eventually becoming so skilled that he could battle armed opponents using nothing but a stick. And win.

In 1643, to live out his final days, Musashi retreated to the seclusion of a cave where he wrote a book on the philosophies of mastering the ways of the sword. That book was titled Go Rin No Sho or A Book of Five Rings. The first four rings concentrate on Learn, Create, Energise and Analyse. And the Fifth Ring? It focuses on intuition. It represents the art of true mastery. If you can master something, you can do it intuitively. 

Since Fifth Ring was founded over two decades ago, we’ve been devoting ourselves to the modern day translation of Musashi’s approach. Everything we do for our clients, we do intuitively. We’ve been learning our art for a while. We’ll not call ourselves the masters (that would seem a little crass). We’ll leave that for you to judge.

Have a look at our work and see what we could do for you.