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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it

Browsing Category: Tactics

Family History, Tactics

Boxing day

Boxing Day, 1979. My wife’s grandfather (60 years old at the time) was driving on his farm in Hartley, Rhodesia. (now Chegutu, Zimbabwe) Ostensibly a tobacco and coffee farmer he… Continue Reading


Taking the bait

During the Warring States period in China (Circa 475 BC to 221 BC) the kingdoms of Qi and Wei came into conflict with one another. The King of Qi took… Continue Reading

History, Tactics

Sasaki Ganryu

Miyamoto Musashi continued to travel around Japan looking for suitable adversaries against which to test his skill. Eventually he heard about an undefeated warrior named Sasaki Ganryu who fought with… Continue Reading

History, Tactics

Shishido Baiken

After his duels with the Yoshioka family Miyamoto Musashi began travelling the length and breadth of Japan looking for warriors against which to test his skill. He soon heard of… Continue Reading

History, Tactics

Yoshioka Matashichiro

After Miyamoto Musashi had killed Yoshioka Denshichiro leadership of the Yoshioka house and sword school fell to the 12 year old Yoshioka Matashichiro. Shortly after the demise of his brother, the new scion… Continue Reading

History, Tactics

Yoshioka Denshichiro

After the defeat of his brother Yoshioka Seijuro, by Miyamoto Musashi, the Yoshioka family and sword school was taken over by Yoshioka Denschichiro, a formidable warrior in his own right. Feeling… Continue Reading

History, Tactics

Yoshioka Seijuro

This was likely Miyamoto Musashi’s first official duel Yoshioka Seijuro was the head of the Yoshioka Dojo (a school specializing in swordsmanship) as well as the patriarch of the Yoshioka… Continue Reading