Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Harmenberg's 'Shape'

Thinking more on the'shapes' of things, I remembered this book called: 'Epee 2.0': http://shop.fencing.net/product_p/fb-e20.htm about a Swedish fencer, Johan Harmenberg, who was physically shorter and slower than his opponents, but who conceived of a strategy that worked to his strengths and against his opponents'. He became Olympic champion and revolutionized epee fencing ... some say to the worse, but his thought process is a fascinating read.
He understood who he was, how his opponents' fenced, and thus how to reach his goal.
Recommended.

1 comment:

ctkwingchun said...

This story reminds me of the quote/question from Sun Tzu, "How would you fight yourself?"