“One cut,” From The Martial Traveler

“There’s a famous quote from Musashi Miyamoto’s Book of Five Rings:

‘You can win with certainity with the spirit of one cut. It is difficult to attain this if you do not learn strategy well. If you train well in this Way, strategy will come from your heart and you will be able to win at will. You must train diligently.’

So, the question is, what does that mean? What is ‘one cut’? I asked my Sensei, and he gave me his interpretation, which I now give to you, filtered through my understanding (which is to say, any errors are mine and not his!)”

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