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Old 11-03-2002, 02:23 AM   #6
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Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
Strategy is the craft of the warrior. Commanders must enact the craft, and troopers should know this way. There is no warrior in the world today who really understands the Way of strategy...It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways...A Book of Five Rings - The Ground Book
Both the pen and sword were tools for ruling in Miyamoto's era.

The Way of strategy is just that. It is a Way, not something that ends when you step off a mat.
Jack Vance wrote:
...Real strategy, real aikido, real life is about creative action, not merely reaction...
I have also found this to be the case.

It is not practice that makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.
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