Monday, January 10, 2011

J.W. Bode Sensei Sez...

After Christmas I drove up to Oklahoma to work out with J.W. Bode and the Kaze Uta Budo Kai crew. Bode Sensei started the lesson by pulling out a book on strategy. He says all his inspiration for martial arts technical work comes from books on strategy, and of course his impressive felony arrest experience. His aikido strategy is quick and effective and totally overwhelmed me instantly. So I asked him to send me a few of his favorite quotes from his sources of inspiration so I might steal his secrets and defeat him upon our next encounter.

Sun Tzu postulated two forces- The zheng element, which fixes the enemy in place and the qi element, which flanks or encircles the enemy. The two forces are fluid and as factors change and the zheng can be transformed into the qi and the qi transformed into the zheng.

"Rely on the offensive, persue a defeated enemy, trust in speed to economize on time, bring about strategic surprise, concentrate superior force on the battlefield, and until the time of attack, protect forces by a well reasoned defense."

- Napoleon

"He who gets there the firstest with the mostest wins.
A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan executed tomorrow.
You don't win wars by dying for your country. You win wars by making the other poor son of a bitch die for his country."

- General George S. Patton

Professional Training Info-

You will respond in a real situation just like you practice.
If anything can go wrong it will go wrong. Depend on it.
When seconds count, help is only minutes away.

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