When using more than one technique in sequence, you must allow time for the opponent to react. For instance, when using a double jab, the opponent will pull his or her head back from the first jab. You must wait for the opponent's head to return to its normal position or the second jab will also miss its target. You may miss-time your step and punch, so that they are not simultaneous, by punching early or late to confuse the opponent. Timing, like range, cannot be improved by practicing basics. Good timing requires anticipation, total awareness, and intuition; otherwise you will become a victim of the opponent’s feints. Good timing can compensate for lack of speed. Develop timing by lots of free-sparring.
- Be courteous and humble.
- Be courageous and confident, but maintain self-control.
- Be alert and accurate.
- Fighting requires brains. Out think your opponent.
- Victory goes to the one:
- With more accuracy and speed in attack and defense.
- With more stamina.
- With more power.
- With the most contacting techniques.