If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them.
"The art of fighting without fighting"
If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.
Tireces, what IS your style of MA anyway? Adam , Jan 9, Topher , Jan 9, You can try to link "fighting without fighting" to it as much as you think, I like to think it was just a witty stab at how he brought the Australian guy down without a single violent action against him. Show me. Seems to make sense to me.
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Tireces , Jan 10, Spot on Tireces. That's what I think it to be too. The art of fighting without fighting means exactly that. Fighting without having to physically fight. Take the seen with the New Zealand guy for example. Bruce won the fight, with even having to fight. How easy is that? That is the art of fighting without fighting. Either by tricking the would-be opponent, or outwitting him with conversation. Or perhaps just talking him out of the fight and going down the pub for a pint. IT seems very fitting. There is a Martial Arts practitioner who has just developed his own techniques.
He believes them to be very effective.
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He has been training himself with his art for years, and he yearns to test them in real combat. Along comes the day, after years of self improvement and style refinement, that the master now feels his new art is ready.
Ready for a test in the real world. He decides to head out one day, to see if he put his skills to good use. He takes a seat on a train, heading into the town. A few stops later a drunk boards. The Martial Artist can here him coming through the carriages, getting louder and louder as the drunk gets closer. Not only that, but the people on the train will think highly of me for getting rid of him. Finally the drunk gets to the carriage the Martial Artist is in. He slams open the door, making is presence known. He's yelling and making allot of noise, shoving people aside, giving people dirty looks, swearing loudly at the people sitting back, trying not to get in his way.
The drunk is getting closer and closer, being very aggressive and mean. The drunk is now only a little more then a few feet away. Then at that moment, as the drunk reaches the seat in front of the practitioner, a man stands up and says "Hey mate, what wrong?
Why are you upsetting all these nice people? It looks like you've had a rough day.
Here take this seat. He sits down, and starts telling the man how he got robbed of his job, and how his family had died in an accident. For the remainder of the trip the drunk had a shoulder he could cry on, and new friend who would listen to his woes. Once the drunk had reach his destination, he got off the train with a smile on his face, and no one got hurt.
The old Martial Art Practitioner was amazed, and upset with himself for wanting to beat up the drunk, when all he wanted was an ear. Perhaps his new style is not the best after all? Last edited: Jan 10, Greg-VT , Jan 10, As for the other quote, "It hits all by itself". Bruce believed that when fighting, there is no such thing as two people fighting.
The Art of Fighting without Fighting - Bruce Lee
Only one entity. The fight. Look at the Yin-Yang philosphy for example. Bruce carried it over to fighting. The two opponents are one. The one is IT. When the fight contracts and expends as one, it does it iteself, as one. There is no need for one fighter to attack, the fight does it itself.