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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: To Throw Into Confusion Reply with quote

"Here? There? Like that? Like this? Slow? Fast?"
Victory is certain when the enemy is caught up in a rhythm that confuses his spirit. In single combat, we can confuse the enemy by attacking with varied techniques when the chance arises. Feint a thrust or cut, or make the enemy think you are going close to him, and when he is confused you can easily win. This is the essence of fighting-Miyamoto Musashi

Are you throwing your opponents into confusion?

Such as with mis-direction, think/aim high and hit low.

Or using obvious rhythm then broken rhythm.

Perhaps just guessing here, but also with timing, as Bruce Lee using a "Slow, slow, quick quick, slow" method; borrowed from his ballroom dancing background.

One method, I used to put myself "into the mood" to confuse the opponent, was to switch up on ready positions from different styles; it had a way of adding new features that ordinarily I wouldn't use, due to, sticking to the one style same techniques became too predictable against experienced opponents.

How are you "doing it" throwing into confusion, your opponents?
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MatsuShinshii
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Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatsuShinshii wrote:
Someone got a book for Christmas.
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To throw down confusion or to not throw down confusion; that's the question!! Do I have that mindset? I believe that I most assuredly do!!

What worked for Musashi, no matter what it was, worked for him, and was unique for him. I respect that, if nothing else!!




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