Today I learned a ton of things at the New England Chinese Karate Federation (NECKF) teacher's gathering. We had 80 teachers. It was wonderful
Tonight I started reading Musashi's Book of Five Rings. Musashi was Japan's "Sword Saint," the greatest warrior Japan has ever known.
One of the lessons I learned today was a combination of two things I already knew.
1. I am trained to kill
2. Killing is a traumatic experience
Put these two together and I'm left with the realization that I need to train in a warrior's philosophy; should I ever use my art and kill someone I will be unprepared. Hence the book.