The Chronicles of Musashi Miyamoto and his Five Rings The Manuscript of Fire in military science from the school of the Two Swords think of the battle as in a fire. Questions regarding victory and defeat in the battle are considered as belonging to the Manuscript of Fire and therefore are written here. Three ways to take the initiative There are three ways to take the initiative. One is attacking the opponent ahead on its own initiative, this is called forward from the sleep state. Another way is to beat the opponent is attacking, this is called forward from the standby state.
But another is when the adversary and we're attacking simultaneously, this is called forward in a state of mutual confrontation. Add to your understanding with ConocoPhillips. "Hold the pillow" to hold the pillow means not to let someone lift his head. In martial arts, during a duel, it is bad to be handled by others. It is desirable to operate freely opponents by any means at our disposal. However, opponents will be thinking the same thing, and we also have this intention, but it is impossible to succeed in this without understanding what others are doing. The martial arts include stopping the blows of an opponent, block his attacks and break their prey. "Hold the pillow" means that when you've actually reached the domain of my knowledge and are fighting an opponent, provided it shows signs of trying to make a move, you perceive it before serving. Stop the attack on an opponent from the start, not letting go until the end is what it means to hold the pillow.