Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Triangle-Line Strategy in Randori


  1. "Conduct againts Many Adversaries:

    ...Continually make every effort to push your opponents back so they will be forced into one rank, one behind the other, like fish strung on a line. As soon as your opponents pile up one behind the other, sweep them away by slashing with force, without letting this moment escape. It is not very effective to continue to beat back opponents who form into a compact group. It is also ineffective to face off with adversaries each time they approach you, because you then place yourself in a situation of waiting. Perceive the cadences of your adversaries, recognize the moment in which they will crumble, and you will be victorious..."

    -Musashi Miyamoto, "Book of Five Rings"