Responses to "karate ni sente nashi"
Introduction I've had two main "contrary" responses to my " Karate ni sente nashi? " article: "That's all very interesting, but I prefer this article..." (which goes on to detail exactly why and how karate is compatible with pre-emptive striking). "I don't have time for your theories - I hit first and hard and that works for me." I thought I'd address both of these as succinctly as I can. The first objection It never ceases to amaze me how many people read "karate ni sente nashi" as some sort of rigid "rule" - then proceed to run through all the reasons why the "rule" can't work. You'll note that in my article I didn't spend any time trying to describe the sorts of situations where one can and should "attack first". Why? Because it's obvious that myriad such potential situations exist! Why waste the time discussing this? I think the reason people i