- Sparring Strategies
- Sparring and Chess
- Fighter classifications
- Combination Fighter
- Counter Fighters
- Shorter Opponent
- Taller Opponent
- Out of Control Opponents
- Bob and Weaver
- Persistent Jabber
- Aggressive Opponent
- Wait and Counter Fighter
- Very Fast Opponent
- Lightweight vs. Heavyweight Opponents
- Total Package Opponents
- Strategies to use if you are a lead fighter
- Strategies if you are a counter fighter
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Runners are elusive, evasive fighters who do not like to get hit. They are usually not confident in their abilities and do not want to mix it up.
To fight a runner:
- When you move in for an attack, they usually backpedal. Counter punchers also do this but they will spring back in with their own attack, while runners will keep running away.
- Runners are typically slight of build, so they run fast.
- Runners do not attack much, but when they do, it is typically a long-range attack.
- Runners often throw techniques while moving backward, so their techniques tend to be weak.
- Some runners let you chase them around until you get tired and then they come in for an easy win, or you get frustrated chasing them and over commit on a technique and they take you down.
- Runners use the whole ring and run out of bounds a lot.
- If you have the endurance, run them down and make them look foolish.
- You can stand your ground and make them come to you, where you can nail them.