5 thoughts on “80: How The Way of The Samurai Translates to Life Today. Musashi, “The Book of Five Rings””

  1. I’ve read it twice. It’s one of those books that you can’t read just once. Learned a lot from this book. Learned a lot about myself through this book. It helped me unlock a lot of things within myself that I had, but was having a hard time accessing those things. I’m about to read it again. I think every time you read this book, you learn different things, something new depending on what you’re currently going through in life.

  2. Jocko, out of all your podcasts which one stands out that can help a drug addict ?? how do you get your life back ??

  3. Tell Echo it was Scott Smith who got punched by Pete Sell. Smith took a punch to the mid section and buckled in pain. It appeared that Smith got the wind knocked out of him. He was bent over and Pete Sell charged him. Smith saw this and threw a punch as Sell was coming in. Smith caught Sell and knocked him out.

  4. I recently listened to your podcast covering the Book of Five Rings and enjoyed it immensely. I would like to make you aware that there is another book from the Japanese tradition called the Code of the Samurai, the Bushido Shoshinsu, translated by T. Cleary, that is a great window into the traditional Japanese warrior class and is consequently an excellent guide for men who have the mindset to prepare themselves to overcome adversaries and adversity. Its author was Taira Shigesuke, a Confucian scholar and military scientist, born in 1639, near the height of 500 years of military rule in Japan.

  5. I am working on incorporating the Science of Martial Arts into my classroom by creating a kid-friendly list of the “Science of Education.” I will share with you once I’m done. Thank you for inspiring the idea by sharing this book.

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