sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2016

"Know the enemy" ... applied to stick-fighting and other weapon systems

Within both Jogo do Pau stick-fighting and other martial arts training approaches, successful combatants step into the thick of things while already having an overall game plan. 

This is so because, even if they don't know the specific opponent at hand, they at least know themselves.

"If you know the enemy and know yourself,
you need not fear the result of a thousand battles."
Sun Tzu, 
The art of war

However, there are patterns to fighting, and understanding such patterns helps tremendously in profiling one's opponent. 

Here's a video that looks to summarize the main topic that lay at the core of this issue. 

Again, check out the poll on the right side of the screen, as I'd love to know what aspect of training troubles you the most. 


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