In this video we discuss the concept of “sen” and the three timings for seizing the combative initiative. We cover the strengths and limitations of each kind of sen in both consensual fighting and self-protection. We also look at the limitations of the idea when we move from academia to application. The concept of sen is often expressed in subtly different ways across the martial arts. This video is therefore not intended to a definitive and universal guide, but instead to share my personal take on this concept.
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