Distance: one of the most important determinants of your actions towards an when working from guard position is DISTANCE. Whichever you choose to use against your opponent will have to figure in distance as the factor in your choice. Some are well suited to an opponent at long range, some at medium and some at very close range. It’s crucial that you have attacks for every range. I would rather have only three attacks from but one for each of long, medium and close range; than have nine at only one of these three ranges.