The Liar The Cheat and The Thief: Deception and the Art of Sword Play
You don't fight bodies you fight minds.
In this slender volume, Maija Soderholm of Sonny Umpad's Visayan Style Corto Kadena and Larga Mano system presents the details of one of the most important and least understood aspects of personal combat. How to control the opponent's mind.
The Liar, The Cheat, and The Thief explores the drills and the mindset of one of the last mode...more
Carefully, one step at a time, the author adds new elements to her drills. She tells you what to do, what not to do, and how not to do it. She ...more
"Sonny Umpad lived as a virtual recluse in a booby trapped house. He taught classes in his living room, the walls of which were hung with swords and knives and coated in the brown oily residue of nicotine." - Maija Soderholm (The Liar, The Cheat, and The Thief, Pg.3)
"From verse 73 of the Hávamál :
"Tveir ro eins herjar tunga er höfuđs bani er mér í heđin hvern handar væni"
Two men are the destroyers of one: the tongue is the head's slayer; I expect a fist in ...more
I’ve never read The Art of War but I did stumble across ...more