“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength.” -Helio Gracie
Why would it be helpful to assume your opponent is better than you? Here are 10 reasons why:
- It will make you think long and hard about each move you make.
- Makes you grow your ability to see things from another viewpoint.
- You will always have to be challenging yourself.
- Know that you learn more from losing than winning.
- It will encourage you to take risks.
- You may learn new moves.
- It will force you to learn and play strong moves.
- It forces you to bring you’re ‘A’ game and play good technical chess.
- Improves your ability to see things from others’ perspectives.
- It will keep you motivated.