I was thouroughly impressed with this book. I frequently go back and re-read certain chapters when I am dealing with issues pertaining to my training, both physically and mentally. This book is not about styles, but about the true spirit of the martial arts. I was most impressed with the author's view on honor. As an American, I agree that most of us look at saving face as honor. And that is why most fights start, to save face. This book totally changed the way I look at my training, the person I am trying to become, and the way I go about striving for that goal. This book is easy to read, simple to understand, and amazingly insightful. It is one of those books that make you say, "Now why didn't I think of that?" Great reading!!!