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- Break the encounter into stages / most common situations.
- Identify the order that things happen in. (e.g. it makes more sense to greet someone before you ask their name)
- Learn one or two (max) routes of action for the first stage. (e.g.1-2 ways of greeting, one or two phrases to break the ice...etc.)
- Perfect them thru a variety of drills.
- Use in authentic / live environment. (e.g. use your new phrases in conversation with a partner)
- Move onto the next stage of the interaction. (Building depth and not width. Don't learn more ways to greet. Move on to conversations about the weather...etc.)
- Learn how to fight for a specific grip from standing (e.g. Collar and sleeve).
- Learn one BJJ move from there (e.g. Pull guard).
- Learn one attack from the there (e.g. how to attack from the guard with the Hip Bump sweep).
2. Patient and understanding (and likeminded) training partners
4. Good coaches
5. Some more patience.