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Yoda as 17th Century Swordsman

Is the Dark Side stronger? Per usual, the answer is "No... easier, more seductive," though this time the admonition doesn't come from a diminuitive puppet in one of George Lucas' films, but from a treatise on historical Spanish Swordsmanship by Maestro Ramon Martinez:

...if the mind and body are trained to size up a situation and react in a logical manner the chances of victory along with survival are increased many times over. This precludes reacting in an uncouth illogical manner derived from the desperation of self preservation. Carranza said: "The vulgar (fencer), although he professes knowledge of swordsmanship, is easy to discover when in times of anger and conflict he forgets his professed skill, committing vulgarity in his manner and action." Carranza also warns that: "If the skill of the swordsman is 'invented' the swordsman in a time of danger is forsaken by his false skill."
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