Never miss an opportunity to take advantage of your opponent's error. Maintain constant vigilance for mistakes. Even a well-trained opponent makes one or two mistakes in a match. If you create a situation that makes your opponent blunder, it is even better. As related to opportunity, use a Take—Wait—Create strategy. Take an existing opportunity, wait for one to appear, or create one.
Endurance is paramount. A highly conditioned fighter with lesser fighting skills may defeat a more skilled fighter that has poor endurance by over powering him or her with a multitude of techniques until he or she is exhausted and unable to block effectively or mount an attack. It is common to see participants who start aggressively and then tire during the last half of the match. You must have enough stamina to move with full power during the entire match.
Time is important. You must end the fight as quickly as possible. Every technique must be executed smoothly and quickly. In a self-defense situation, if you are fighting more than one opponent, you must finish each one very quickly.