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Any movement of the body is echoed by a movement of the shoulders or head. These movements may telegraph an attack:
- When the shoulders and chest rotate a bit counterclockwise, it indicates a possible right punch to your upper body or head.
- When the chest rotates counterclockwise and shoulders dip forward, it indicates a possible a right-hand technique to your midsection.
- When the chest rotates either way with very little shoulder movement, a punch may follow with either hand.
- When the shoulder angles backward and chest rotates counterclockwise, it indicates a possible right kick.
- When the chest rotates clockwise and shoulders angle back, it indicates a possible left kick.
- If the upper body suddenly lifts, it indicates a possible push or tackle.
- Watch the triangle to time the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation. An attack will most often occur as the subject inhales, the moment when he or she is strongest. Conversely, the opponent is weakest during an exhalation, so time your attack to coincide with the exhalation.