Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend march swiftly to places where you are not e
“Appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend; march swiftly to places where you are not expected.”
“The Art of War by Active 6th Century B.C. Sunzi.” Gutenberg.Org, https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/132. Accessed 16 July 2021, loc. 75.
By attacking certain vulnerabilities, you force the enemy into a response, which will put them at a further disadvantage. An example of this can be seen in one-on-one combat. By attacking the respiratory system of you adversary, for example full occlusion of the mouth and nose or by use of a caustic inhalant, your adversary will go into a physiologically-induced panic, placing all of their attention and effort on restoring their ability to breath. This may be a very tiny window of response time, (it lessens with training) but for the attacker who does it on purpose to illicit the response, it will present the opportunity to take control of the action/reaction cycle.