Your response to the opponent’s activity should be:
- Ideally, you want to start a round strong, stay strong, and finish strong.
- The next best thing is to be strong when the opponent is strong and be a little stronger when the opponent is weakening or weak.
- At the least, you should to try to match the opponent’s activity, strong when strong, weak when weak.
- If you are always weaker, you will probably lose.
You should always be aware of the time remaining in a round. When the end of a round nears, if you are positive you are ahead on points; you may want to ease your activity. If you are behind on points, you should increase your activity and finish the round in a flurry. If you are resting a little in the middle of around, you must be aware if the time so you will be able to make your spectacular finish.