The first principle of ‘stalking art’ is that warrior chooses the place of fight him/herself. Never fight unless you know the situation and conditions. To get rid of everything you don’t need is the second principle. Then concentrate and decide whether you need to fight or not, because it is the fight for life. This is the next stalking principle. Every warrior must have rules, however, applicable for everybody. The fifth rule: facing with something unexpected and unknown, a true warrior retreats and meditates. He lets his thoughts wander without aim. The next principle says that it is important to ‘squeeze’ your time. In the fight for your life every second is eternity which may determine the outcome.
Warrior is focused on success, using time sparingly without wasting precious moments . According to Carlos Castaneda the whole world, and life, and death is puzzle, “incomprehensible enigma” and warrior’s aim is to solve this puzzle, not hoping to do it. But death is the only wise adviser that exists. If you feel that everything goes wrong and you have evil presentiment, turn to your death and ask her if these misgivings are true. And your death will tell you that this hardly matters at all, only her breath has significance. You need to understand that death is a hunter and is always by your left side.
All the nations have their own traditions. Some are skilful with cold steel arms (sword, dagger, etc.), some with shooting. But self-defense without weapon was all-the-time valued. There are hard and dangerous situations when you can rely only on yourself. That is life. You never know when and where you may use reasonable force in self-defense. It’s important not to be caught in situations like that. For this reason it is better to be very attentive, not to be a ‘victim’.