Principles: Suprise

Love the idea of perfect mechanics and inescapable positions, and this is a necessary path for mastery, but what’s often left untold is if an advanced player knows what’s coming, they can use the energy of the move against you.

A recent example of the above is Ralph Gracie giving Budo Jake an armlock into a reversal @ 1:03-1:10.  Perfect move, wrong time:

The application of this principle is to have at least a second or third route waiting once you see how a person defends, or might defend in a specific way.

Slick not strong. =)



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