Closeness vs squeezing the piss out of your opponent
In Brazilian jiu-jitsu there is the principle of closeness in a fight. Regardless of your speed or strength, pulling your opponent in close has the effect of leveling the playing field. But that being said, closeness does not translate into squeezing your opponent with all your might.

Squeezing your opponent has a two fold blow back.
1. It has the effect of wearing you out.
2. It has the effect of transmitting or telegraphing your movements to your opponent.

The trick is to conform your body to his, closing up as much space as possible so that you essentially become a backpack, or suit coat on him. This means when he moves, he not only has to move himself but also has to move you.

This becomes extremely debilitating and tiresome after only a few seconds, and forces your opponent to fight at your speed. Remember, control is the name of the game.
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