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Forgetting a japanese term maybe from Musashi

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ZFury, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. ZFury Purple Belt

    Sep 7, 2009
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    Okay I was just going through my the mental martial arts library talking with some friends, and we were talking about countering. I distinctly remember reading a book about Samurai and they had a term for countering with an attack, timing it perfectly and striking to counter the opponents strike. What is this term? It's on the tip of the tongue. I think Musashi mentions it in the book of five rings but I don't have it on hand atm.
  2. blastar Orange Belt

    Jan 9, 2014
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    go no sen: defend than attack, e.g. block or eat a punch than you give a punch of your own.

    level 2
    sen no sen: attack (and defend) at the same time, e.g. you block or eat a punch while simultanously giving a punch yourself.

    level 3
    sen sen no sen: attack right at the moment your opponent initiates his attack, e.g. your opponent is just about to punch you but than you punch him.

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