Efficiency over reliability and what you’re willing to concede to be fast. I have learned so much from the competition world and they are so masterful at their ability to maximize efficiencies. The problem is that their methods don’t work every time. In a competition, you lose nothing but a score and perhaps bragging rights.
In self-defense we can lose our lives so we don’t have the luxury of a do over. With that understanding, one may have to concede to a less efficient way to resolve a problem or weapon manipulation. What’s more important to you, efficiency that works most of the time or reliability that works all of the time. Interested to know your thoughts on this issue?