A technique Miyamoto Musashi the great swordsman mentions in his book is the “in one timing” or the “timing of an instant”. An advanced kendo technique requiring an accurate split second assessment of the opponents mind for suki (an opening) and a complete commitment to the strike. It is striking the opponent within a “hairs breath” before he has decided to move. It is striking the opponent without the benefit of moving your body to reposition, from a motionless state. In one timing is very useful if you have mastered one particularly great strike. The opponent will be very wary of that technique, his mind will be preoccupied, having created doubt in his mind with how to stop you, giving you a good chance for victory, This timing is used by many who seem to just have one shining technique that always hits the mark. Timing of an instant is a strike that is as direct, and as skillful as possible.