In his book, josh talks about pondering Wu Yu-hsiang in a "typically abstract Chinese instructional conundrum": If the opponent does not move, then I do not move. At the opponent's slightest move, I move first. Josh had a hard time with that. How could you move first at his slightest move? But he eventually came to grips with it as being about "reading and ultimately controlling intention." He programs reactions into an opponent, he convinces them of things, and then he sets them up for the knockout. It plays to his ideas of tension. "My vision of martial arts, of fighting, is that it relates to dual currents, the psychological reality and the technical reality-the position as it actually is. Very often in chess you'll have a moment when one person will have a superior position, but the other person has a greater clarity of mind. The one can transcend the other. The Gracies' always talk about jiu-jitsu and using breathing, yours to control his. If you're breathing slower, your clarity is better. "There's a big misconception about how to win a chess game. If you have material or a positional advantage over a world-class opponent, it doesn't mean you've won. You don't just take a winning position and win it. A good defensive player can always swat away lunges for the throat." I have always been amazed at the opportunities for defense that chess contains. Things may look bad but, if you look hard, you can often find some piece that can save you.