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Winning the Match Using Oppositional Harmony

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Positive Thinking Mastery makes use of the law of oppositional harmony and the redirecting of force and mental energy as a way to conserve and increase emotional and physical resilience. Using this principle, you gain the complete power of the situation by observing the point of inflection and using it to create the desired outcome, that is, winning.

At Competitive Edge we teach mastery using the principle of oppositional harmony, among the other basic principles of effective use of force.

The key to oppositional harmony is that you don’t try to pretend that the negative doesn’t exist. You don’t try to pretend that the bad didn’t happen. You don’t try to sugar coast the situation.

You look at it as it is, and then put emphasis on a different aspect of it, so that you can utilize whatever momentum was just given to you to your own advantage. Every situation contains raw energy, and your perception of that energy and how you make use of it determines the outcome. This gives you the confidence to make the right moves.

Oppositional harmony is actually a practice of judo. In judo if you try to force your will on the opponent, they will take whatever energy you give them and use it against you. If you pull them, they will use it to take you down. If you push them, they will redirect that energy and use it to throw you down.

So many people have a misconception about the energy of positive thinking mastery. They think positive thinking is being happy under every circumstance. It is truly not that. It is moving in alignment with the situation on your own terms.

It’s determining how you want to feel and to move your body, your mind, your thought process to be in alignment with that vision, that emotion that you want to feel in that process.

Oppositional harmony means to use what is given to you.

To put it another way, you were given rock to make a castle. Every situation is an opportunity to use the raw energy that presents itself. The raw situation is the rock that is given to you. The castle is what you build when you use the power of oppositional harmony to make use of it. Your ability to correctly observe and take action in the alignment and the movement that suits your purposes is what creates the outcome you desire. You achieve inner strength as you use your situation to its best advantage.

Visit and book a session with us to find out how you can use your own personal energy more effectively and gain mastery in the moment.

Send us an email to And let us know what city you are in. If we don’t have an academy in your city, we have a network of friends, and we can put you in touch with what you need: professional support for a competent, structured, effective martial arts program.

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