Double Blade Strategy
In two words, the core Junsado combat strategies are perception and deception. Perceiving what the opponent intends is the primary goal. Then analyse and plan your actions. But do not allow your opponent to perceive what you intend to do. Deception comes into play at this stage. There are obvious deceptions and unseen deceptions. Both are good for combat. Sometimes the most obvious deception is the best. Skillful interaction of perception and deception paves the road for your success.
Introduction to Two Basic Strategies
1. Primary Response. The primary response is the instinctive animalistic safety response that you are born with. It has four goals:
1) To gain time to escape;
2) To secure the stability to fight back;
3) To establish mental and physical superiority over your opponent;
4) To create the opening for your secondary response.
2. Secondary Response. The definition of the secondary response is the actions necessary to end a confrontation. There are simple techniques and complex techniques; single techniques and multiple combinations such as lateral and planar combinations. Some forces are often unified or opposed, therefore you must be able to perceive the condition of the forces to unify or oppose them in 9 different ways.
Five Stages of Movement
Every movement in Junsado goes through five different stages in a simple flow :
4. Follow through
5. Finish & Repose.
Your stance, footwork, mobility, hand skills, kicking skills, and joint immobilization skills are critical for combat preparation. (For details, refer to the book Combat Strategy – Junsado: The Way of The Warrior.)
1. Stance is divided into two fundamental types: full stance and half stance.
2. Hand skills areclassified in two types: open and closed.
3. Elbow techniques are linear and circular.
4. Take-down techniques are static and dynamic.
5. Joint locks are standing immobilization and ground pinion.
6. Footwork is classified in two ways: offensive and defensive.
Simplicity is a Blend of Complexity
To gain victory, it is essential to understand the nature of the conflicting forces. Forces either attract or repel each other. When you are able to grab and let go of the force, you may attain the unity of your action that can blend all happenings into one great flow without losing your perspective on the ultimate victory. This is the way of combat expert.
Combat is conflict between opposing forces. Opposition, resistance, competition, and discord are the nature of conflict. Once they take over your action, you will be opposed, resisted and in discord. The emotional reaction should be replaced by total concentration and dedication to a single reality at hand.
Junsado is the way of combat expert. Junsado techniques are grounded in the principles of change: changes in you, changes in your opponent and changes in the environment are all considered in Junsado strategy. It is a living art that evolves and adapts to the individual fighter and environment. Junsado is the system of no system that is necessary to meet the challenges of combat.
No system includes every way: freethinking and bound by no limit. Once being bound by styles, one thinks in narrow ways missing the true way. Favoring one system is as dangerous as not knowing any system at all. One must not favor any style, weapon, nature of self, but be free to think and walk the way of no way. Ultimately you should not be a molded product but be the handler of you that is only guided by your will that is free from the rules of this and that. That is what Junsado stands for.