I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the book's title... Once I started to read it, however, the laughter came to an end. Based loosely on the "Art of War" and "The Five Rings", this book applies the principles of martial artist to the mind of a chessplayer. How to think clearly, train better, and follow through on your plan. The book is peppered with stories from both the history of chess and the history of Japan's Samurai warriors. Fantastic reading. I must say, the chess examples in this book are a little sparse, but the overall concept is well presented. A definite read.