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  • Posted by Tomehr on 7/21/2010 9:32am | 1 Reply


    Hello everyone.
    I have a question that I would like to hear your answers to.
    What is an accurate definition of BGZ strategy?
    For example, many CMA are counter-offensive. The natural example of this would be Taiji Quan, waiting alertly for a commitment by the adversary and exploiting it. Many other CMA primarily use this same strategy.
    BGZ does not seem to me to use this strategy, although this is the strategy most often demonstrated. I always envisioned a more dynamic art full of movement and initiative. It don't think that it is simple as constant attacking, though, since it is very evasive. I have heard the word "guerrilla" associated with BGZ strategy, but this is not an exact description of a strategy (like offense, counter-offense).
    What are your thoughts?

  • Posted by Polaoshi on 12/22/2011 11:50am

    RE: Strategy

    Quite simply, the prevailing fighting strategy in BGZ is to instigate and/or respond opposite of what is presented at that moment.(yin-yang theory) Get off line and control the spine is often utilized in combat applications; whether you are attacking or defending. BOTH are the same when it comes to combat strategy. Just my rambling thoughts......