"The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him."
--Miyamoto Musashi, from The Book of Five Rings
Interesting reading writings and analyses from both at the same time --
Probably not the best thing to do during a high-action cycle! It'll slow you down and make you contemplate more. On the upside, food tastes better.