Ichi no tachi (or Hitotsu tachi)
Entering the opponents striking range & drawing an attack rather than initiating one & then stepping inside the blow whilst delivering one's own. This is one of the famous tenets (or philosophies) that was discovered & developed by the infamous and undefeated Samurai Warrior and swordsmen Yagyū Munenori who lived in Japan almost 400 years ago.
The Life Giving Sword
by Yagyu Munenori
Updated: Friday, 10 September 2010