What are your thoughts about Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings?

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    I found it to help a lot when it comes to boxing, and it encouraged me to be more aggressive in my fighting style which helped a lot; it only kicked in today, and all the teachings I've read were just racing in my mind and I could feel myself trying my best to apply them in sparring today. I was just sparring and suddenly when we were poking each other I could just hear myself thinking:
    "Establish your dominance, be on the offensive"
    "Try to do something weird , surprise him"
    "Don't show yourself as weak, even now, when you're catching your breath"
    This book was eye opening to me, first time I've sparred since I've read it and I already feel better about my skills; I hope it's not a dud!
     

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