By Maija Soderholm
You do not struggle our bodies you struggle minds.
In this slim quantity, Maija Soderholm of Sonny Umpad's Visayan type Corto Kadena and Larga Mano process offers the main points of 1 of an important and least understood features of private wrestle. find out how to regulate the opponent's mind.
The Liar, The Cheat, and The Thief explores the drills and the mind-set of 1 of the final smooth duelists. As sunlight Tzu acknowledged "All war is deception".
On the skin, it is a booklet approximately studying to mislead one's opponent within the scuffling with arts. And it'd be a very good addition to the canon if that have been all it controlled to be. but, a more in-depth learn means that this publication is pretending to be lower than it truly is to hide a few deeper classes. we should always rarely be stunned through this. simply as Musashi and others have taught us, the sword is a automobile for knowing different issues. truthfully, what Ms. Soderholm has supplied us is a advisor no longer simply to studying one’s opponent, yet to writing him. the benefits of that having that skill are restricted purely by means of one’s mind's eye, even if the context is the hoop, the battlefield, or the boardroom. those are deep waters, and the instruments supplied are strong — for use carefully and wisely.
Rob Crowley, former MAJ, US military distinct Forces
My concentration, for a few years, has been on surviving violent encounters. i do not duel. i do not sq. off and take a look at to maintain issues reasonable. So why am I thinking about a ebook on dueling, utilizing guns i do not even hold from a tradition no longer my very own? simply because there are ideas underlying all issues, and infrequently the rules are more straightforward to work out for those who strength your self to shift point of view. There are 3 issues that the lengthy blade teaches larger than the other medium: distance, timing and deception. Maija Soderholm knows those nuances deeply. i have been anticipating this booklet for a very long time. it'll make me larger in my absolutely unrelated field.
Rory Miller, writer of Meditations on Violence, dealing with Violence and ConCom – clash Communications: a brand new paradigm in wide awake Communication
After 35 years learning the Filipino martial arts, i assumed I knew what 'flow' was once till I met Maija; flashing smile hiding the flicker of metal. to enhance your artwork, watch, within the movies, how her ft and torso flip in several instructions and the arms convey the assault on a 3rd line. Deception inside of deception.
P.H. (Mac) McRedmond, Deputy Sheriff, Retired and 50 yr martial arts scholar and instructor
There are lecturers and there are academics. hardly do you discover the facility to either DO and educate at a excessive point of ability in the similar individual. i've got visible Maija Soderholm's ability in method and instructing skill firsthand, flowed along with her on many events and been the recipient of embarrassing classes in humility. As a 28 12 months practitioner of the martial arts, that isn't a simple factor to deliver about.
Maija's artwork of Deception is the brass ring. there isn't any retaining again, neither is there any mystification - you cannot easily enable your brain sit back, the sport is extra psychological than it really is actual and studying to combine the 2 has been the stumbling block of many lecturers. Maija's artwork is not a *system* in keeping with se, however the essence of each martial paintings on the earth; it is a residing, evolving handbook of movement you could go back to for years, and get anything new each time. Maija by no means enables you to sit back in a drill, she regularly reminds you (sometimes painfully) that better martial arts calls for deeper concentration.
No topic what paintings you educate in or from what state, The paintings of Deception is acceptable around the board in a fashion few different tools even tackle. those are the "secrets" that the majority martial paintings masters draw close to the vest, and Maija places them on exhibit for everyone.
Bobbe Edmonds, instructor, writer, scholar, curry thief.
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