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Technical. You need to know and be able to perform the techniques required by your chosen strategy and tactics.
- Train in techniques that to cover a full spectrum of confrontations, including standing striking, standing grappling, ground defense (them up, you down), ground fighting (both on the ground), weapon threat, weapon attack, multiple opponents, control and restraint techniques, and use of common objects as weapons.
- Since your heightened emotional state will adversely affect your fine motor skills, train in simple movements that use gross motor skills.
- Time for responding to an attack is brief, so heavily train on a few techniques that you may use quickly. Simple techniques that are adaptable to many situations are best.
- Train to use your body's natural reactions to particular attacks.
- Train for defensives against weapons and multiple opponents. Although weapons and multiple opponents are not necessarily present at the beginning of a confrontation, they may appear at any time, so train for the possible introduction of a weapon or other opponents during mid-fight. Practitioners of close range grappling and ground fighting are particularly vulnerable to this possibility. Additionally, in conditions of poor visibility, all hand attacks should be treated as though they are weapon attacks.
- Train for response against low-level threats that do not warrant a striking response.