RJ McKeehan wrote:Jeffrey Hull wrote:That said, if someone does not like "play" then why not just call it "move"? That says it all - they are each moves, after all, are they not?
I was always under the impression that a "play" was a collection of the attacks and responses that go together, where as a "move" would be just one thing like doing A zornhau.
Actually, in an article that Eric Myers and I did for a book, that apparently will never be published due to "that publishing issue" we had individual techniques, phrases, and plays identified in Gome de Figueiredo's Memorial - as he had in his avisos section what techniques "turned into" which other techniques, and then these were grouped as phrases that served some short term tactical purpose, that then were grouped into an overall tactical objective. Which cuts turned best into which thrusts for example to clear the center and then make the opponent back away, as part of fighting several folks in front of you.