Category: Strategy

  • Rumble on the Rock by Steve Kanney

    Another question on strategy…this time between Anderson Silva & Yushin Okami. First, note the movements Silva used to evade the double leg take downs. Then what strategies were they using. (Note the actual fight starts at time 2:26). Use the strategy articles on the blog from Musashi’s “Book of Five Rings.” Let’s discuss…  

  • Video…MMA fight between Anderson Silva & Chael Sonnen. What strategies were used? by Steve Kanney

    You can find the fight with this link. Watch at minimum the minute marks in bold below: You can get the background on the fight in the first 2 minutes. The fight is fairly long. You can get the feel of what was happening in the first 4 rounds of the fight with part of round […]

  • Section of The Fire Book from Musashi’s “A Book of Five Rings” which describes subsidiary strategies

    To Hold Down a Pillow To Hold Down a Pillow means not allowing the enemy’s head to rise. In contests of stategy it is bad to be led about by the enemy. You must always be able to lead the enemy about. Obviously the enemy will also be thinking of doing this, but he cannot forestall […]

  • Basic Strategies by Steve Kanney

    In Aikido, we are taught that O’Sensei utilized two major strategies: Break Maia (or distance) and inviting the attack in order to counter attack.  While there are other strategies, these are the two he emphasized for the most part.  First we will look at these strategies.  In a later article we will consider ancillary strategies.  The text we […]

  • Video…MMA fight between Randy Couture & James Toney…What strategy did Randy use?

    This is an incomplete video of the fight.  You can see the entire 2-3 minutes here if you give it time to load and start at the 3 minute mark. It ends in about 3 minutes. So can you figure out which strategy he used? How many different strategies? If you want to know about […]