3. Using Gravity and Leverage as a complement to technique
4. Working against the opponent's balance
5. Keeping a position with the opponent so that both arms have equal reach to the opponent. This is called being squared up or "facing".
6. Using contact as the primary means of response or "sensing" at close range. At close range sight is a secondary method. This contact method is called "sticking". At outside ranges, sight response is the primary tool.
7. Moves are used that complement or work with the natural structure and nervous system of the human body.
8. Centerline mechanics or structure are used for offensive and defensive moves.
9. The moves have a high degree of adaptability and can develop into backup moves if not immediately successful.
10. Moves are refined to eliminate wasted motion and to maximize speed, power and recovery.
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