A Samurai is only as good as his training. He can learn all the philosophy, strategy, and tactics that he likes, without the physical ability to survive and thrive in battle, they are useless. Swordcraft (ETEC 512) and Martial Arts (ETEC 531) are practically synonymous with the Samurai. Less acknowledged is the Conditioning (Discussion) the Samurai endures to remain in peak physical condition. Training represents the skills learned that ensured my survival during and after the MET program.