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I'm reading a novel, fiction, of an American taking swordsmanship lessons in Japan. I covers a lot of the mind over matter act of the sword. Hard to understand by SOME westerners.
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I'm reading a novel, fiction, of an American taking swordsmanship lessons in Japan. I covers a lot of the mind over matter act of the sword. Hard to understand by SOME westerners.
Interesting. What is the title, author? Do you know anything about the author's background? Does he have expeience in martial arts or just an outsider quick study?
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Steven Hunter 47th Samurai he consulted with many Japanese martial Art Masters for this book. Profession is journalist.

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Easy reading and goes into the in's and out's of shooting. Historically he misses the boat some times. One of his books was made into a film "Shooter".
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Steven Hunter 47th Samurai he consulted with many Japanese martial Art Masters for this book. Profession is journalist.

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Easy reading and goes into the in's and out's of shooting. Historically he misses the boat some times. One of his books was made into a film "Shooter".
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Very good book!

Have read a few of Hunter's books and he does an excellent job of conveying the concept of the "shooter" being "in the zone" ("... Use the Force, Luke.")

When finishing "47th Samurai I'd recommend reading the "The Third Bullet" for some interesting "ahhs" about the JFK assisination.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Bullet
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Interesting. What is the title, author? Do you know anything about the author's background? Does he have expeience in martial arts or just an outsider quick study?
Hunter's books mostly focus on "sniper" missions but his protagonists get involved enough and often in brawls, back-alley 'street-fight' and other mayhem. Once you read one, you'll either like him immensely or not.

In context of this thread, "47" highly recommended.
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Read it!
Very good book!

Have read a few of Hunter's books and he does an excellent job of conveying the concept of the "shooter" being "in the zone" ("... Use the Force, Luke.")

When finishing "47th Samurai I'd recommend reading the "The Third Bullet" for some interesting "ahhs" about the JFK assisination.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Bullet
I have the Third on on my shelf. Reading Dirty White Boys now. Since early July I've gone through 7 of Hunter's books all dealing with Swaggers. Easy page turners.
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