Book review: Warrior Wisdom by Bohdi Sanders

I received my copy of “Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior by Bohdi Sanders a while ago and frankly, I had a good time reading it. This is not one of those books you just pick up an read in one go. You can, obviously, but then you won’t get the most out of it.

Warrior Wisdom is a collection of quotes and sayings by martial artists, writers, poets, politicians and philosophers amongst others. Each quote pertains to living the life of a warrior. In and of itself, these quotes are usually worth reading, but that wouldn’t make for a good book. Bohdi Sanders takes it up a notch by providing context and an explanation for each of these quotes. He shares his personal insights to help you interpret the quote and make it applicable in your daily life and training.

One way to think of this book is as a motivational one; when you’re feeling down and want to sit on your butt while you whine like a little girl about how unfair something is, read a couple pages of Warrior Wisdom. You”re bound to find a quote or saying that lifts your spirits and helps you decide to get back on track.

But that’s just the superficial stuff. There are tons of books like this already (this is the one I like best; I always feel great after reading in it…) and they’re often not all that practical. Mr. Sanders digs a little deeper than just the “happy-joy-joy” level and tackles some difficult subjects like honor, integrity, violence, anger, and much more.

These are things the warrior has to face every day. Sometimes, you can end up feeling very conflicted about them. Or in the opposite case, forget all about them and stray from the path. Then this is the book for you. By reading and more importantly, thinking through what you find in the pages, you re-evaluate your own position on those matters. It isn’t really important whether you agree or not with Bohdi’s interpretation of each quote. As long as it makes you think, you’ll get something out of it.


This isn’t a book about techniques or a “how-to” guide on anything. Think of it as a book that gives you a nudge in the right direction regarding the life you lead, the values you hold dear and how you go about implementing them every day. For that purpose, I highly recommend it. If you’re a martial artist, self-defense enthusiast, LEO or soldier, you’ll get a lot out of this.

book review: Warrior Wisdom by Bohdi Sanders


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