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Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings, 3rd edition
 "Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings, 3rd edition
represents the translation of: Gorin no Sho (五輪書) - The Book of Five Rings, The way that I go alone - Dokkōdō (独行道) and 35 Articles of Strategy (Hyōhō sanjūgo kajō - 兵法 三十五箇条) written by the famous Japanese sword master Miyamoto Musashi (1583 - 1645).
Miyamoto Musashi is a considered a sword saint (kensei) in Japan and in the same time he is a legendary symbol for the Japanese people.
The way of strategy, hyōhō, discovered by him is not only a way of physical training, but a method to reach an in-depth inner perfection.
Translation, comments and illustrations: Neculai Amalinei
3rd Edition, Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2016.
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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
 "An Introduction to Zen Buddhism"
"An Introduction to Zen Buddhism" was written by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki and published in 1934 in Kyoto by the Eastern Buddhist Society. It was designed to bring the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world.
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Professor of Buddhist Philosophy in the Otani University, Kyoto, was considered among the greatest authorities on Buddhist philosophy, and is certainly the greatest authority on Zen Buddhism. His major works in English on the subject of Buddhism number a dozen or more, and of his works in Japanese as yet unknown to the West there are at least eighteen.
Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for everyone interested in Zen culture. Dr. Suzuki provides a complete vision of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment through many systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. This book provides, along with Dr. Suzuki's "Essays" and "Manual of Zen Buddhism", a framework for living a balanced and fulfilled existence through Zen.
Translated by Neculai Amalinei
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2014.
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Zen in the Martial Arts
 "Zen in the Martial Arts"
"Zen in the Martial Arts" was written by Joe Hyams, a student of the former great masters Bong Soo Han, Ed Parker and the legendary Bruce Lee. His more than twenty five years of martial arts study is recounted in a direct, accessible and friendly manner.
The author shares his experience in Zen as a follow up of his martial study, revealing some interesting points that may turn into the philosophy of life. He discovered thus the inherent harmony of ordinary life.
The book is written in a very dynamic and attractive way, inviting not only the martial artist, but everyone who wishes to experience self-knowledge through Zen.
Translated by Neculai Amalinei
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2014.
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Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM

Japanese Language CD-ROM
 "Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM", 7th Edition, is designed for the students who wish to learn the Japanese language, Nihongo.
Its structure includes lessons and a presentation of the basic syllabaries used in the Japanese writing system. Thus chapter one has 31 lessons written in Japanese and Romanian. Each lesson has a good and expressive lexical background and it is accompanied by exercises and specific key points.
The last page of each lesson is written in Japanese. The second chapter defines the way of writing Japanese with hiragana, katagana and kanji.

In the textbook are also included: the exercises key, an index for Japanese words, an index for the Japanese Grammar structures and an appendix with the complete coded characters set standard JIS X 0208: 1997, the Japanese characters used in writing and the 214 Japanese radicals with their variants.

The audio CD-ROM is also included in this 7th edition of the textbook Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM. The lessons, as well as the exercises, are rendered in a clear, accurate and expressive Japanese language by Mrs. Sakiko Tsuchiya and Mr. Kazuo Yuasa.

Author: Neculai Amalinei
7th Edition, revised and enlarged
Contains CD-ROM Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2014.
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Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings, 2nd edition
 "Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings, 2nd edition
"Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings" was written by the famous Japanese sword master Miyamoto Musashi.
Miyamoto Musashi is a considered a sword saint (kensei) in Japan and in the same time he is a legendary symbol for the Japanese people.
The way of strategy, hyōhō, discovered by him is not only a way of physical training, but a method to reach an in-depth inner perfection.
The present work represents the translation of this book.
Translation, comments and illustrations: Neculai Amalinei
2nd Edition, Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2013.
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Japanese-Romanian Dictionary
 "Japanese-Romanian Dictionary
The Japanese-Romanian Dictionary was designed to cover 22,000 entries including the most common meanings. They are presented in both romanized and standard Japanese writing. Many entries include subentries raising the total terms in the dictionary up to 31,000.
Due to the romanizing of the Japanese entries, users without a knowledge of Japanese writing can grasp the meaning of words.
The dictionary is compact and convenient to carry around, and it is a valuable tool for non-native speakers of Japanese: undergaduates, businessmen, travelers, a.s.o.
Authors: Neculai Amalinei, Jack Halpern
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2013
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Japanese Language. Grammar Exercises and Vocabulary
 "Japanese Language. Grammar Exercises and Vocabulary
Writing this book has been a new and whirlwind experience which I gladly undertook in order to add one more title to the yet small number of practical Japanese language books available in Romanian and also with the intention of offering a hand to those whose curiosity and ambitions relate to the Japanese language and culture.
Authors: Neculai Amalinei, Ana-Maria Fujii
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2012
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Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM

Japanese Language CD-ROM
 "Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM", 6th Edition, is designed for the students who wish to learn the Japanese language, Nihongo.
Its structure includes lessons and a presentation of the basic syllabaries used in the Japanese writing system. Thus chapter one has 31 lessons written in Japanese and Romanian. Each lesson has a good and expressive lexical background and it is accompanied by exercises and specific key points.
The last page of each lesson is written in Japanese. The second chapter defines the way of writing Japanese with hiragana, katagana and kanji.

In the textbook are also included: the exercises key, an index for Japanese words, an index for the Japanese Grammar structures and an appendix with the complete coded characters set standard JIS X 0208: 1997, the Japanese characters used in writing and the 214 Japanese radicals with their variants.

The audio CD-ROM is also included in this 6th edition of the textbook Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM. The lessons, as well as the exercises, are rendered in a clear, accurate and expressive Japanese language by Mrs. Sakiko Tsuchiya and Mr. Kazuo Yuasa.

Author: Neculai Amalinei
6th Edition, revised and enlarged
Contains CD-ROM Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2011.
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Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM

Japanese Language CD-ROM
 "Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM", 5th Edition, is designed for the students who wish to learn the Japanese language, Nihongo.
Its structure includes lessons and a presentation of the basic syllabaries used in the Japanese writing system. Thus chapter one has 31 lessons written in Japanese and Romanian. Each lesson has a good and expressive lexical background and it is accompanied by exercises and specific key points.
The last page of each lesson is written in Japanese. The second chapter defines the way of writing Japanese with hiragana, katagana and kanji.

In the textbook are also included: the exercises key, an index for Japanese words, an index for the Japanese Grammar structures and an appendix with the complete coded characters set standard JIS X 0208: 1997, the Japanese characters used in writing and the 214 Japanese radicals with their variants.

The audio CD-ROM is the new item introduced in the 5th edition of the textbook Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM. The lessons, as well as the exercises, are rendered in a clear, accurate and expressive Japanese language by Mrs. Sakiko Tsuchiya and Mr. Kazuo Yuasa.

Author: Neculai Amalinei
5th Edition, revised and enlarged
Contains CD-ROM Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2009.
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Japanese-Romanian Gakushū Kanji Dictionary  "Japanese-Romanian Gakushū Kanji Dictionary"
This dictionary covers the 1,006 kanji from Jöyö Kanji that are taught in the first six grades in the Japanese compulsory school. All the kanji presented are indexed by the On-kun reading, radical and SKIP code.
The Japanese-Romanian Gakushū Kanji Dictionary is based on the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary (KALD) edited by Mr. Jack Halpern, which has already become established as a standard reference work and enjoys an excellent reputation among scholars, educators, and learners of Japanese throughout the world. Therefore, this dictionary incorporates most of features of its parent work, including meanings, detailed character meanings, stroke order dia-grams, numer­ous compounds and a speedy indexing system for kanji identification.
The main goal of this dictionary is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the fundamental 1006 kanji, Gakushū Kanji (Educational kanji), from the compulsory Japanese school. In this way, the learner is guided to a thorough understanding of how kanji are used in contemporary Japanese, by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings and compounds for the most frequently used kanji.
Authors: Neculai Amalinei, Jack Halpern
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2011.
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Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM

Japanese Language CD-ROM
 "Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM", 4th Edition, is designed for the students who wish to learn the Japanese language, Nihongo.
Its structure includes lessons and a presentation of the basic syllabaries used in the Japanese writing system. Thus chapter one has 31 lessons written in Japanese and Romanian. Each lesson has a good and expressive lexical background and it is accompanied by exercises and specific key points.
The last page of each lesson is written in Japanese. The second chapter defines the way of writing Japanese with hiragana, katagana and kanji.

In the textbook are also included: the exercises key, an index for Japanese words, an index for the Japanese Grammar structures and an appendix with the complete coded characters set standard JIS X 0208: 1997, the Japanese characters used in writing and the 214 Japanese radicals with their variants.

The audio CD-ROM is the new item introduced in the 4th edition of the textbook Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently - CD-ROM. The lessons, as well as the exercises, are rendered in a clear, accurate and expressive Japanese language by Mrs. Sakiko Tsuchiya and Mr. Kazuo Yuasa.

Author: Neculai Amalinei
4th Edition, revised and enlarged
Contains CD-ROM Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2008.
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Practical Course of KARATE DO  "Practical Course of KARATE DO"
When the names of the Martial Arts are pronounced, they awake an inner eye and raise questions. The answers of these questions are as different as the people involved into this research.

This course of Karate Do Shotokan offers a wide range of answers: historical answers, technical answers, scientific and philosophical answers and so on.
This book is structured into two chapters, which contain an historic and four parts which form together an introduction in the study of Shotokan Karate Do.
At the beginning of the book one can notice a brief history of this martial art and a short biography of the great masters, which have helped To De to become Karate Do.
The first three parts describe the general basis of the study of Shotokan Karate Do, the fundamental principles and the basic Karate Do martial arts technique.
The fourth part deals, in a scientific way, with the problematic of flexibility and stretching, in order to lead the martial arts practitioners to achieve the desired performance, without hurting themselves.
While writing this course, the references towards the teaching methods of Shotokan Karate Do masters as: Masatoshi Nakayama, Taiji Kase, Hirokazu Kanasawa, Guy Sauvin, Frank Anderson, Jean-Pierre Fischer and Hitoshi Kasuya were done.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2006.
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Kanji in 60 texts  "KANJI in 60 Texts"
    • Japanese writing,
    • Texts in Japanese language,
    • SKIP Method for Kanji Indexing.
The Japanese spoken language and the study of Chinese characters used in Japanese
writing style, kanji, are the new issues of this work.
The system of writing in the Japanese language, methods of transliteration, general rules for reading, historical background and linguistic imports of kanji in Japan, structures of Chinese characters, standards for kanji, the SKIP method for kanji indexing, etc., are exposed in an interesting and accessible manner.
Kanji in 60 texts may be used both as a guide for conversation and for the preparation
of Japanese Language Proficiency Tests (JLPT).
Authors: Takayuki Nanto, Neculai Amalinei
Business Print Publishing House, Iasi, 2005.
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Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently  "Japanese Language. Simply and Efficiently" is a linguistic approach to an
ancient culture.
Basic grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation are featured in this book.
Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, grammar structures, greetings, etc., are useful both for the students who have an advanced level in Japanese studies and for those who wish to begin the fascinating journey of the Japanese language study.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
2nd Edition, Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2004.
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Konnichi wa -  Practical Course of Japanese Language  "Konnichi wa - Practical Course of Japanese Language".
This practical course is designed for the students who wish to learn the Japanese language, Nihongo.
Its structure includes lessons and a presentation of the basic syllabaries used in the Japanese writing system.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, 2002.

Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings  "Gorin no Sho - The Book of Five Rings" was written by the famous Japanese sword master Miyamoto Musashi.
Miyamoto Musashi is a considered a sword saint (kensei) in Japan and in the same time he is a legendary symbol for the Japanese people.
The way of strategy, hyōhō, discovered by him is not only a way of physical training, but a method to reach an in-depth inner perfection.
The present work represents the translation of this book.
Translation, comments and illustrations: Neculai Amalinei
Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2000, 2002.

Samurai Magazine nr. 22  The publications "SAMURAI Magazine of the Martial Arts" wish to give information
to the Martial Arts practitioners of Rumania about the world of the Martial Arts by interviews, national and world championships results, introduction of top personalities and organizations, etc.
"SAMURAI Magazine Publications" are printed at POLIROM typography from Iasi, Rumania, and are sold in over 100,000 copies.
"Samurai Magazine Publications"
Director, Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, (No. 1-23, 1993-2001)
 
The Expression of Movement in Martial Arts  "The Expression of Movement in Martial Arts"
Avoiding excessive movements is the foundation of dynamic in Japanese Martial Arts.
All the elements that belong to the training are in such a dynamic relation.
Therefore the coach might assure the development of movements in a structured manner that will include also the flexibility study.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, october 2002.

Shotokan Karate Do - Kumite, Volume I  "Shotokan Karate Do - Kumite, Volume I"
We need a separation between what we call Sport Karate and Karate Do.
However we need to understand the relation between them.
The first one generates the competition that is a very important aspect in Karate. The second leads to the inner self study and analyze.
After competition we must return to the way of in-depth development, the Karate Do.
Karate Do and the philosophy of the Martial Art might be extended, because without spirit, the simple gesture has no signification.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, october 2001.

Stretching and Flexibility in Martial Arts  "Stretching and Flexibility in Martial Arts"
The art of Karate Do thought as a university discipline creates the premises of a scientific and systematic study for the Martial Arts.
In this way we have an evidence of the methods and techniques used by an appropriate development of the basic principles in Karate Do.
Thus a coherent system might be created based on adequate pedagogy in order to have a comprehensive and rewarding study at university level.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, december 2000.

Shotokan Kata - Volume I  "Shotokan Kata, Volume I"
In the practice of Karate, an instructor is supposed to teach kata (formal exercises), kihon (basics) and kumite (sparring).
Traditionally, the practice of kata was the fundamental element in teaching the art of Karate Do.
Kata is not practiced only for a self-defense drill, but for self reflection, concentrated improvement and searching perfection of each movement, too.
In the first volume there are introduced the following kata: Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan and Bassai Dai. They were taught at the practical course of Shotokan Karate Do.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, 2000.

Methods of Training for Shotokan Karate, Volume II  "Methods of Training for Shotokan Karate, Volume II"
This is the course of Shotokan Karate Do that was taught to the students attending the University Trainers College, at the Faculty of Physical Education. It has three main chapters.
The first chapter deals with the history of this martial art.
The second chapter develops the general bases, the main principles and the structure of the Karate-Do.
The third chapter presents the fundamentals regarding hand and foot techniques, including fundamental blocks.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, may 1998.

Methods of Training for Shotokan Karate, Volume I  "Methods of Training for Shotokan Karate, Volume I"
The experts in Karate Do state that this martial art has three levels of understanding through practice.
The first one is expressed by techniques in themselves, the second one is revealed by the sense of distance and rhythm and the third one is rendered by the the intuition of a possible attack.
All these aspects are not separate unities, they act as a whole.
Author: Neculai Amalinei
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, 1996.

Warming-up and Stretching in Karate  "Warming-up and Stretching in Karate"
The art of Karate Do being settled down in Europe, the methods for developing the body flexibility evolved.
The sum of exercises conceived for developing the specific flexibility of the body is called "stretching".
A karate-ka has to learn how to move properly the arms and the feet with a constant and moderate speed, but doing as many sets as it takes to reach the maximum range of motion in any given direction on completing a certain technique.
Authors: Neculai Amalinei, Cristian Constantinescu
A 92 Publishing House, Iasi, september 1994.
 
   
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