When you see that you have to make your move, sometimes you become desperate to strike. If you just touch your opponent's body, it will not have any effect. You can make some moves when you are desperate that you should not make.
It can make you vulnerable in front of the attacker. In that time, you don't focus on what your opponent is doing, so you might lose your defense. And the attacker can beat you easily.
When there is an opportunity to strike, it is better to strike and hit. If you get close to your opponent without paying attention to what your opponent is doing, you might get trapped easily.
Sometimes when students are overcommitted to strike and hit, their moves are not strong and correct. For example, when you do elbow strikes, you should be in a close range. Maybe you get close to your opponent, but he makes the distance, so you cannot hit him with an elbow strike. Just in order to hit with elbow strikes, you might lean forward.
When you lean forward, your elbow strikes will not be powerful as it is supposed to be. You might touch your opponent's body, that's it. But it can do more harm than good. When you lean forward to hit with elbow strikes, you are in an awkward position. The attacker can use this against you. He can strike you back or make you off-balance.
So if you want to strike and hit with elbow strikes, you can step forward instead of leaning forward. Pay attention to your opponent when you strike or defend. It is better not to get close to the attacker if you are not sure what he is up to. You can use the distance as a defense and when you get the chance, get in to strike.
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