If you cannot avoid, then block
It is usually more desirable to avoid a kick than to block it. If you must block, you are definitely in your opponent's kicking range.
- If you block a kick, make sure it stays blocked.
- Block with power so the kicker feels the block. People tend to avoid pain so if you make kicking painful for your opponent, it will probably discourage kicks.
- If you are effective at avoiding and blocking, you may frustrate your opponent and cause openings for you own attacks
Do not show weakness
Do not act frustrated, injured, or get angry. It gives your opponent confidence and may cause the judges to give him or her the "superiority" point.