Brian V. asked me to expound on this- so I will, stop me if I get sidetracked. In Kuntaw there is a formula in any exchange of blows orin any confrontation 1. Remove- This means remove yourself from danger by leaving or by removing possible targets by turning or getting little. 2. Control- This part covers controlling what your opponent can do or limiting his ability. 3. Counter- Provide a follow back or complimentary move or attack that gets the job done with the least amount of commitment 4. Reset- Get ready to do this all over in case your attack/counter missed it's mark or wasn't enough. Let's put this formula in perspective. You are in a room and someone comes in waving a gun, find an exit or something to get behind where he can't see you. Second- the more substance or attributes you can put between the bullet and you is good. If he fires and goes to reload- grab the opportunity to escape or subdue. If you fail- find a door or someone you can use as a shield! he he Now, in a fighting situation- our art has a creed- the fight you have to fight -you lose. To the macho guys out there , this simply means you failed to use your most important weapon- your mind. To leave, avoid,negociate or to defuse the situation. The control is putting yourself in a sideways or 45 degree position to limit the targets that are available to your opponent or even to position yourself to your opponent's outside ranges. Questions?