Saturday, December 09, 2017

Summary of The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene



Today, I'm posting a summary of The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene.

Hope this helps in your Sojourn of Septillion Steps!



Part I: SELF-DIRECTED WARFARE


Strategy 1: Declare war on your enemies: Polarity

Strategy 2: Do not fight the last war: Guerilla-war-of-the-mind

Strategy 3: Amidst the turmoil of events, do not lose your presence of mind: Counterbalance

Strategy 4: Create a sense of urgency and desperation: Death-ground


Part II: ORGANIZATIONAL WARFARE


Strategy 5: Avoid the snares of groupthink: Command-and-control

Strategy 6: Segment your forces: Controlled-chaos

Strategy 7: Transform your war into a crusade: Morale


Part III: DEFENSIVE WARFARE


Strategy 8: Pick your battles carefully: Perfect-economy

Strategy 9: Turn the tables: Counterattack

Strategy 10: Create a threatening presence: Deterrence

Strategy 11: Trade space for time: Nonengagement


Part IV: OFFENSIVE WARFARE


Strategy 12: Lose battles, but win the war: Grand strategy

Strategy 13: Know your enemy: Intelligence

Strategy 14: Overwhelm resistance with speed and suddenness: Blitzkrieg

Strategy 15: Control the dynamic: Forcing

Strategy 16: Hit them where it hurts: Center-of-gravity

Strategy 17: Defeat them in detail: Divide and conquer

Strategy 18: Expose and attack your opponent's soft flank: Turning

Strategy 19: Envelop the enemy: Annihilation

Strategy 20: Maneuver them into weakness: Ripening for the sickle

Strategy 21: Negotiate while advancing: Diplomatic war

Strategy 22: Know how to end things: Exit strategy


Part V: UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Strategy 23: Weave a seamless blend of fact and fiction: Misperception

Strategy 24: Take the line of least expectation: Ordinary-Extraordinary

Strategy 25: Occupy the moral high ground: Righteousness

Strategy 26: Deny them targets: The Void

Strategy 27: Seem to work for the interests of others while furthering your own: Alliance

Strategy 28: Give your rivals enough rope to hang themselves: One-upmanship

Strategy 29: Take small bites: Fait Accompli

Strategy 30: Penetrate their minds: Communication

Strategy 31: Destroy from within: The Inner Front

Strategy 32: Dominate while seeming to submit: Passive-Aggression

Strategy 33: Sow uncertainty and panic through acts of terror: Chain Reaction



Part I

SELF-DIRECTED WARFARE

 

1: Declare war on your enemies: Polarity

You cannot fight effectively unless you can identify them. Learn to smoke them out, then inwardly declare war. Your enemies can fill you with purpose and direction.

2: Do not fight the last war: Guerilla-war-of-the-mind

Wage war on the past and ruthlessly force yourself to react to the present. Make everything fluid and mobile.

3: Amidst the turmoil of events, do not lose your presence of mind: Counterbalance

Keep your presence of mind whatever the circumstances. Make your mind tougher by exposing it to adversity. Learn to detach youself from the chaos of the battlefied.

4: Create a sense of urgency and desperation: Death-ground

Place yourself where your back is against the wall and you have to fight like hell to get out alive.

 

Part II

ORGANIZATIONAL WARFARE


5: Avoid the snares of groupthink: Command-and-control

Create a chain of command where people do not feel constrained by your influence yet follow your lead. Create a sense of participation, but do not fall into groupthink.

6: Segment your forces: Controlled-chaos

The critical elements in war are speed and adaptability--the ability to move and make decisions faster than the enemy. Break your forces into independent groups that can operate on their own. Give them the spirit of the campaign, a mission to accomplish, and room to run.

7: Transform your war into a crusade: Morale

Get them to think less about themselves and more about the group. Involve them in a cause, a crusade against a hated enemy. Make them see their survival is tied to the success of the army as a whole.

 

Part III

DEFENSIVE WARFARE


8: Pick your battles carefully: Perfect-economy

Consider the hidden costs of war: time, political goodwill, an embittered enemy bent on revenge. Sometimes it is better to undermine your enemies covertly.

9: Turn the tables: Counterattack

Let the other side move first. If aggressive, bait them into a rash attack that leaves them in a weak position.

10: Create a threatening presence: Deterrence

Build a reputation for being a little crazy. Fighting you is not worth it. Uncertainty can be better than an explicit threat. If your opponents aren't sure what attacking you will cost, they will not want to find out.

11: Trade space for time: Nonengagement

Retreat is a sign of strength. Resisting the temptation to respond buys valuable time. Sometimes you accomplish most by doing nothing.


Part IV

OFFENSIVE WARFARE

 

12: Lose battles, but win the war: Grand strategy

Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it.

13: Know your enemy: Intelligence

The target of your strategies is not the army you face, but the mind who runs it. Learn to read people.

14: Overwhelm resistance with speed and suddenness: Blitzkrieg

Speed is power. Striking first, before enemies have time to think or prepare will make them emotional, unbalanced, and prone to error.

15: Control the dynamic: Forcing

Instead of trying to dominate the other side's every move, work to define the nature of the relationship itself. Control your opponent's mind, pushing emotional buttons and compelling them to make mistakes.

16: Hit them where it hurts: Center-of-gravity

Find the source of your enemy's power. Find out what he cherishes and protects and strike.

17: Defeat them in detail: Divide and conquer

Separate the parts and sow dissension and division. Turn a large problem into small, eminently defeatable parts.

18: Expose and attack your opponent's soft flank: Turning

Frontal assaults stiffen resistance. Instead, distract your enemy's attention to the front, then attack from the side when they expose their weakness.

19: Envelop the enemy: Annihilation

Create relentless pressure from all sides and close off their access to the outside world. When you sense weakening resolve, tighten the noose and crush their willpower.

20: Maneuver them into weakness: Ripening for the sickle

Before the battle begins, put your opponent in a position of such weakness that victory is easy and quick. Create dilemmas where all potential choices are bad.

21: Negotiate while advancing: Diplomatic war

Before and during negotiations, keep advancing, creating relentless pressure and compelling the other side to settle on your terms. The more you take, the more you can give back in meaningless concessions. Create a reputation for being tough and uncompromising so that people are giving ground even before they meet you.

22: Know how to end things: Exit strategy

You are judged by how well things conclude. Know when to stop. Avoid all conflicts and entanglements from which there are no realistic exits.


Part V

UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE

 

23: Weave a seamless blend of fact and fiction: Misperception

Make it hard for your enemies to know what is going on around them. Feed their expectations, manufacture a reality to match their desires, and they will fool themselves. Control people's perceptions of reality and you control them.

24: Take the line of least expectation: Ordinary-Extraordinary

Upset expectations. First do something ordinary and conventional, then hit them with the extraordinary. Sometimes the ordinary is extraordinary because it is unexpected.

25: Occupy the moral high ground: Righteousness

The cause you are fighting for must seem more just than the enemy's. Questioning their motives and making enemies appear evil can narrow their base of support and room to maneuver. When you come under moral attack from a clever enemy, don't whine or get angry--fight fire with fire.

26: Deny them targets: The Void

The feeling of emptiness is intolerable for most people. Give enemies no target to attach. Be dangerous and elusive, and let them chase you into the void. Deliver irritating but damaging side attacks and pinpricks.

27: Seem to work for the interests of others while furthering your own: Alliance

Get others to compensate for your deficiencies, do your dirty work, fight your wars. Sow dissension in the alliances of others, weakening opponents by isolating them.

28: Give your rivals enough rope to hang themselves: One-upmanship

Instill doubts and insecurities in rivals, getting them to think too much and act defensive. Make them hang themselves through their own self-destructive tendencies, leaving you blameless and clean.

29: Take small bites: Fait Accompli

Take small bites to play on people's short attention span. Before they notice, you may acquire an empire.

30: Penetrate their minds: Communication

Infiltrate your ideas behind enemy lines, sending messages through little details. Lure people into coming to the conclusions you desire and into thinking they've gotten there by themselves.

31: Destroy from within: The Inner Front

To take something you want, don't fight those who have it, but join them. Then either slowly make it your own or wait for the right moment to stage a coup.

32: Dominate while seeming to submit: Passive-Aggression

Seem to go along, offering no resistance, but actually dominate the situation. Disguise your aggression so you can deny that it exists.

33: Sow uncertainty and panic through acts of terror: Chain Reaction

Terror can paralyze a people's will to resist and destroy their ability to plan a strategic response. The goal is to cause maximum chaos and provoke a desperate overreaction. To counter terror, stay balanced and rational.





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Friday, December 08, 2017

Paladin Press - Kelly Worden's The Ultimate Streetfighter


The Ultimate Streetfighter

Kelly S. Worden's Natural Spirit: The Way of Renegade Jeet Kune Do

with Datu Kelly S. Worden

SKU USDVD-P
805966 054438
180 minutes

DESCRIPTION

Cut through the politics and hype and discover what Bruce Lee's jeet kune do was meant to be: a martial art attitude geared towards combining sound martial arts technique with street-proven tactics to develop one's own personal fighting ability. Its goal is to teach you the true dynamics of fighting so you can defend yourself reflexively, instinctively applying the fighting skills necessary to get the job done. Get Kelly S. Worden at his brutal best.For information purposes only.

AUTHOR BIO

Kelly S. Worden is the founder of Natural Spirit International and Renegade Jeet Kune Do and is one of the most innovative minds in the martial arts world today. You can learn more about his work and programs at his website.


CHAPTER LIST

DVD CHAPTER LIST 
1) Single Direct Attack 
2) Attack by Draw 
3) Attack by Immobilization 
4) Progressive Indirect Attack 
5) Attack Combination




Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:


Paladin Press - Kelly Worden's Connecting the Systems



Connecting the Systems

Combat Line Progressive Blade

with Kelly S. Worden

SKU CLDVD-P

 

805966-058733
90 minutes



DESCRIPTION

Kelly S. Worden is one of only a handful of practitioners of the Filipino martial arts to have received the title of datu by the late Grandmaster Remy Presas. In this dynamic DVD, you'll see why, as Worden reveals the secrets of his devastating Natural Spirit knife-fighting system. Worden leads you step-by-step through solo training, partner training and then into such advanced combat tactics as knife disarms and strips, double-knife tactics, mixed reverse-grip and standard-grip tactics, total-body knife fighting incorporating the use of natural body weapons and much more. For information purposes only.

AUTHOR BIO

Kelly S. Worden is the founder of Natural Spirit International and Renegade Jeet Kune Do and is one of the most innovative minds in the martial arts world today. You can learn more about his work and programs at his website.


CHAPTER LIST

DVD CHAPTER LIST 
1) Using the Training Dummy 
2) Weapon Review 
3) Slicing Lines 
4) Low-Line Cuts 
5) Flow Lines 
6) Drop-Grip Flow Lines 
7) Live Blade Drills 
8) Countertechniques 
9) Double Knife Techniques 
10) Monitoring Drills 
11)Traps, Locks, and Throws 
12) Empty-Hand Lines




Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:


Paladin Press - Kelly Worden's 21st Century Knife Combat V3


Kelly Worden's 21st Century Knife Combat, Volume Three

Blade Against Blade

by Kelly S. Worden

SKU TFC3DVD-P
805966 056838
110 minutes

DESCRIPTION

If you have to defend yourself with a blade against a skilled knife fighter, you have to know what you're doing to get yourself home safe. Master martial artist Kelly S. Worden has been on the bleeding edge of knife combat training for decades, and in 21st Century Knife Combat, Vol. Three, a pulse-pounding new video production from Paladin Press, he teaches you the real-world blade skills you need to prevail.

Starting with basic thrusting and cutting angles, Worden then transitions to reverse-grip and empty-hand applications so that you'll be prepared for whatever happens in a violent confrontation with a knife-wielding attacker. He then focuses on flow drills that burn combat-ready movements into each motion, such as cover and slash, punyo sumbrada and hubud. Includes a special bonus section on fighting with a kerambit and dealing with a hostage situation when your attacker is armed with a blade and you're behind the curve.

There's nothing more serious than a knife fight, so don't leave anything to chance: watch this video. 21st Century Knife Combat, Vol. Three is the third of a three-part video series on dealing with knife combat in today's violent society. For information purposes only.

AUTHOR BIO

Kelly S. Worden is the founder of Natural Spirit International and Renegade Jeet Kune Do and is one of the most innovative minds in the martial arts world today. You can learn more about his work and programs at his website.


CHAPTER LIST

DVD CHAPTER LIST 
1) Thrusting Triangle 
- The Basic Drill 
- The Outside Thrust 
- Incidental Cutting 
- Crossada 
2) Cover and Slash 
- The Basic Drill 
- Positioning and Circling in Reverse-Grip 
- Neutralizing Techniques 
- Empty-Hand Applications 
3) Hubud and Other Drills 
- Interior Roll 
- Exterior Line 
- Swinging Gate Drill 
- Hubud-Lubud Drill 
- Hubud Applications 
- Empty-Hand Applications 
- Punyo Sumbrada 
4) Bonus Material




Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:


Paladin Press - Kelly Worden's 21st Century Knife Combat V2


Kelly Worden's 21st Century Knife Combat, Volume Two

Long Blade Fighting Strategies

by Kelly S. Worden

SKU TFC2DVD-P
805966 056739
130 minutes

DESCRIPTION

We all know that you just can't carry around a machete or sword in most jurisdictions, but that doesn't mean that the skills honed with a long blade can't be useful for the length of knife you're legally permitted to carry. That's where this explosive video production 21st Century Knife Combat, Vol. Two from Paladin Press comes in.

World-renowned knife expert Kelly S. Worden cuts through the fantasy inherent in most long blade combat systems, teaching you realistic knife fighting techniques that will work with any length blade. Starting with classical slashing and thrusting lines, Worden continues your education by drawing hard-core applications from the basics that will have your opponent at your mercy in split seconds. From there, he shows never-before-seen tactics from the Filipino flow drill sumbrada, combining them with knife disarms and disabling combative strikes. He also teaches how to adapt these real-world knife tactics to the baton, turning what might have been a deadly technique into something less lethal.

21st Century Knife Combat, Vol. Two is the second of a three-part video series on dealing with knife combat in today's violent society. For information purposes only.

AUTHOR BIO

Kelly S. Worden is the founder of Natural Spirit International and Renegade Jeet Kune Do and is one of the most innovative minds in the martial arts world today. You can learn more about his work and programs at his website.


CHAPTER LIST

DVD CHAPTER LIST 
1) Classic Slashing and Thrusting Lines 
- Rompida 
- Reverse and Standard Figure 8 
- Banda y Banda 
- Double Zeros 
- Redondo 
- Snap Cuts 
- Abaniko 
- Single Sinawali 
- Thrusting 
2) Applications from Classical Slashing and Thrusting Lines 
- Applications from Rompida 
- Applications from Reverse and Standard Figure 8 
- Applications from Banda y Banda 
- Applications from Double Zeros 
- Applications from Snap Cuts 
- Applications from Back Cuts 
- Applications from Single Sinawali 
3) Distraction Strategies 
4) Correlating Other Weapons to Knife Work 
- Movement Correlation to Spear and Staff 
- Movement Correlation to the Baton 
- Passing 
5) Using Two Weapons 
- Knife Boxing 
- Crossada 
- Sumbrada 
- Sumbrada with Espada y Daga 
- Disarms 
6) Knife Sparring




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