A diversion is anything that diverts attention from an attack. Filipino knife fighters considered the "live" hand to be the most deadly hand. Since your opponent is watching your knife, not your empty hand, the empty hand is "live" and may used for all types of attacks when the opponent is transfixed on the blade. A knife fighter may use a bright shiny knife in the leading hand to draw attention, while having a black knife in the trailing hand that will deal the deathblow.
If a magician make a coin vanish, the audience will consider it a challenge and try to figure out where it went and how it was done. However, if the magician vanishes the coin and then makes it reappear somewhere else, then the audience is satisfied and entertained. If you score on an opponent with a technique, the opponent will be wary of you using the technique again. If you have a favorite technique that scores, immediately follow it with one or more techniques that may or may not score but directs the opponent away from the primary technique.
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