Always prepare for a fight, like you're about to battle with the most dangerous person in the world. Never underestimate any person willing and wanting to fight you. Too often people rely on strikes, that in reality will have no effect on the opponent. People wanting to kill you can endure lots of pain and still go forward. You must create damage! Have enough respect for your enemy to hit him hard and create a sufficient amount of damage that will stop his attack.
People train on too many theoretical strikes, that may hurt a bit for the long run, however in the short fight, when you really need it to work, will have no effect.
At all times, go with the assumption that the person standing in front of you will not hesitate to kill you with a spoon. Will you stomp his leg then? Train smart, Take care, Sharir R, ICCS Head instructor