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

Discussion in 'Japanese Culture and History' started by Ivan, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Ivan

    Ivan Yellow Belt

    Apr 8, 2018
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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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