Allright so this may not be for everyone. Because not everyone cares about the why's in their the art they study. But my personal philosophy for life, my three pillars if you will, dicate that I must train the mind aswell. I wont go into my personal philosophy here don't worry. I was however curious about how many other share my habit of learning about other styles of the sword through literature. Do we have a literature list or shall we make one? I would start of with a few of the most famous books out there regarding the sword: The Book Of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi The Book Of Family Traditions On The Art Of War - Yagyu Munenori The Art Of War -Sun Tzu I am sure there are many other books that are great. As a side note I really want to start reading about Confucius. Should any of you be, for whatever reason, curious about my personal philosophy then ask away!