Martial Arts Strategy

 

Studying and utilizing martial arts strategy is essential for the serious martial artist.  For generations martial arts strategy has been utilized in large, small and individual combat engagements.  A mastery of strategy will increase the opportunity for victory in all aspects of life.

 

The following is a brief listing of different types of strategies.  Each of these should be researched and studied in detail.  As you research these strategies you will find additional strategies to add to this list.

 
HEIHO (strategy) - Meaning

  • Chushin no heiho – strategy of centering
  • Hangeki no heiho – strategy of side step
  • Hanon no heiho – strategy of changing timing
  • Hito E mi no heiho – strategy of blending or unifying
  • Hitotsu no heiho – strategy of first strike timing that deals with perception
  • Hyoshi no heiho – strategy of timing
  • Irimi no heiho – strategy of pivoting
  • Kage no heiho – strategy of concealing
  • Katsuri no heiho – strategy of changing speed both in technique and body motion
  • Kawari no heiho – strategy of changing
  • Keikaku no heiho – strategy of planning
  • Kusshin no heiho – strategy of up and down/in and out
  • Maai no heiho – strategy of distancing
  • Minari no heiho – strategy of appearing
  • Ojite no heiho – strategy of responding
  • Osae no heiho – strategy of controlling
  • Rakka no heiho – strategy of powering down
  • Ryusui no heiho – strategy of avoidance
  • Sente no heiho – strategy of initiating
  • Shikotai no heiho – strategy of sticking close
  • Sudori no heiho – strategy of seizing momentum/passing
  • Suigetsu no heiho – strategy of luring and evading
  • Sutemi no heiho – strategy of sacrificing
  • Tenshin no heiho – strategy of blocking/punching
  • Tokoshi no heiho – strategy of crossing a great distance