Rory points out that martial artists often think about time as a resource.
When you get down to it, there’s a lot of strategies in the martial arts that boil down to trying opt manipulate time.
- Changing distance can create time to react, or diminish your opponent’s time to react
- Changing an angle can give you more time to move, and take away time from your opponent.
- Pressing the attack takes time away from your opponent that they need to waste time on defending.
- How do you (metaphorically) create space to give yourself time to finish something?
- How do you “make an angle” on a problem in the real world?
- How to press the attack to take up time later?