…..I personally encourage all of the practitioner’s of Instinctive Response Training to read a lot of material regarding the martial sciences. This definitely includes reading some of the classics’s of this genre. A couple quickly come to mind that are must reads. However, I encourage everyone to read multiple translations in order to get a good feel for them.
Go Rin No Sho or The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Mushashi
The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
…..These books are simply masterpieces of philosophy, strategy and tactics for use that is applicable even in our times. If you read them closely you will enjoy and expand your mind which will hopefully in the end grant you inspiration and elevation!
A favorite saying of mine from The Art Of War is:
…..To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the …..highest skill.
…..To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.
There are of course so many more but take that one and think about it and ponder what it could mean to you.
See You On The Mats!
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