In this principle, we focus on the amount of time we would need to commit in order to initiate an attack and carry it through to completion. Our perception of the length of time needed for our attack must be weighed against the opponent’s potential response time and his ability to mount an effective retaliatory strike. The opponent’s Line of Attack, stance, forward or backward balance, arm other aspects of his positioning and response capabilities are factors to weigh. There are two aspects to this principle.
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