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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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What Is Strategy?

“If the opponent truly knows himself, then he needs not worry about the result of 100 battles. If the warrior knows himself and his opponent, he needs not fear the result of 1,000 battles.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Put simply, a strategy is the result of a decision by the characters to resolve, deal with, or handle a physical conflict. The above famous line from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been directly applied to the story arc of a film. A strategy is a game plan—a conscious or unconscious approach (depending on the character’s training and disposition at the moment) that is a combination of mental, physical, emotional, and/or psychological approaches designed and implemented to overcome, divert, and/or defeat an opponent. ...

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