ANTICIPATING OPPONENTS' MOVES AND RESPONDING WITH PREPARED COUNTERS
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Davies raises the question of the “guard-hand” and about counter-attacks from an opponent while implementing a planned sequence, and Ronny raises the question about surprised kicks from an opponent that may break the momentum of his planned sequence of attacks.
Sifu Wong explains that when one spars at the technique level, he would hesitate to think what responses would be suitable, whereas when he spars at the sequence-level, he has anticipated possible defences or counter-attacks his opponent may make, and therefore he has already prepared for the appropriate responses.