Chapter: The Nine Situations



At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity of a running hare, and it will be too late for the enemy to oppose you.


If you deliberately appear weak and unwilling to fight then the enemy may become bold and make unforced errors.

When you strike, do so with speed such that the surprise created does not give them time to regroup or counter your moves.