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.
|Title of host publication||The Science of Judo|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2018|
|Name||Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science|