The fighter whose movements seem awkward, who never seems to find the proper distance, is always being timed, never “out-guesses” his opponent, and always gives warning of his intentions before they become serious, is suffering chiefly from a lack of coordination. The well-coordinated fighter does everything smoothly and gracefully. He seems to glide in and out of distance with a minimum of effort and a maximum of deception. His timing is usually good because his own movements are so rhythmical they tend to establish complementary rhythm on the part of his opponent, a rhythm he can break to his own advantage because of his perfect control of his own muscles. He seems to out-guess his opponent because he usually takes the initiative and, to a large extent, forces the reactions of his opponent. Above all, he makes his movements with a purpose, rather than with a doubting hope, because he has confidence in himself.