This book raises and answers the following questions:
1 When is it ok to stab someone in the face with a sword?
2 What is the one thing you find most useful about swordsmanship training outside the salle?
3 How important is history to you in your practise of swordsmanship?
4 Can a duel settle a matter of honour?
5 Can violence be beautiful?
6 To what extent is the practice of swordsmanship the cultivation of virtue?
7 Is the study of ethics necessary for martial artists?
The answers come from the author and his students worldwide; the important thing is to engage with the questions, not to have the "correct" answer.