When training for sparring, most students strive to be the strongest and fastest fighter around. However, this level is difficult to maintain at all times, and there is always someone who is stronger and faster, so this strategy is not very effective. Military history shows that battles are often won, not by the biggest or fastest army, but by the commander who has the best strategy. The best strategy is to have multiple strategies to deal with different circumstances. This is what Sun Tzu meant when he wrote "Through the combination of direct and indirect attacks countless strategies are conceived."
The following strategies are part of The Thirty-Six Strategies. These ancient strategies, first published in the Ming dynasty, have long been a part of China's common folklore and are studied by both the military and the political elite.
Use the same feint twice. Having reacted to the first and often the second as well, the enemy will be hesitant to react to a third feint. Therefore, the third feint is the actual attack catching your enemy with his guard down.
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