Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Mind-Forged Sword

The Mind-Forged Sword is an intriguing book (in hardback) by Richard Hughes.

It teachers readers how they should be able to derive principles from a wide range of different situations.

How we can then use study and reflection to refine them so that we may then be able to apply them to future situations.

Richard also uses his writings to mine from the book The Book of five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi and expands upon the core concepts within that seminal work.

He also uses as a source of inspiration the ancient and extremely worthy classic, The Art of War, by Sun Tsu.

Richard Hughes is a marital arts expert himself and is also a well-practised swordsman in his own right.

He teaches martial arts classes at Loughborough University, with the capability to teach multiple martial arts disciplines.

His deep studies on the theories behind martial arts have enabled him to develop a wide scope of knowledge which enabled him to develop and refine a system that develops the individual by the employment of the style, rather than fit the style ot the individual practitioner.

Richard enables and to some extent empowers the reader to work out which methods can lead to their individual success and then work on them.

The book is ideal for those who want to study martial arts and to develop not only their skills but also their own self.

At £13.99 (published by The Book Guild) this is a book for the bookshelf of every martial arts student or practitioner.

It will make an ideal present for them, it is available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, just find the link to the right hand side of this review.

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