Fakes that do not work
Do not be concerned if most fakes do not work. Smart fighters move when you move. If you fake one technique to set up another, they will attack over your fake, catching you off guard. Or, when you fake, they may shuffle back extending the range so they are not there for your follow-up technique.
Be aggressive from the first moment
Do not wait to feel out your opponent, come out fighting and keep the pressure on. In the event of a tie, the first criteria for determining a winner is "Which one of the fighters demonstrated technical dominance?"
Use your footwork to prevent your opponent for using his or her specialty attacks. Moving into your technique from a stationary position allows your opponent to predict your movement. If you are moving, you may move smoothly into your technique without losing any valuable time. Therefore, it is important to develop footwork that works for you. Footwork requires strong leg muscles and stability.