Let us assume I have an opponent who possesses power to the value of 10, whereas I must face this opponent with power only to the value of 7. When my opponent thrusts at me with all his energy, it follows that if I resist I will be overcome, even if I expend all my power. If, however, rather than resist my more powerful opponent, I adjust and adapt to his energy and pull back, he will fall forward under the strength of his own attack. His power of 10 will become merely a power of 3, and he will stumble and lose his balance. I will not be pulled o balance and can pull away, maintain my stance, and retain my original power of 7.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Science of Judo
EditorsMike Callan
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-8153-4913-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science


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