I have a lot of time to read and not much to practice. I was looking for some good reads regarding that but could not find anything. I was wondering is not there some academic researches at the topic. I once got my hand on an academic write up regarding wrestling from a very old coach and although I do not understand wrestling that research looked like a pure gold. Very detailed backed up with research and examples. It was more fitness oriented though. So is there anyone that can share such studies regarding tactics and strategy. And let's talk about tactics and some good habits to learn. Here are some tactics I have learned trough my small experience in sports fighting: - level change on combos - body head body head. Obviously it is a good tactic. - study opponent with jabs, even make him guess your jab. In every spar session I made it a habit to start with lots of jabs the first round. My purpose was to see how he reacts. And it was a small tactic to which I will go back if I run out of ideas and to calm the tempo down. Obviously I am not a fighter and I do not compete, so that was a good way to escape. It consisted of jab to the face. Jab to the body. Right step and jab. Double jab, jab up and down, triple jab. It gave me an idea how I can trow the right hand after ward up or down. And it gave me the opportunity to fake the jab or the right hand after wards. - finish combos with the lead hand. Brings you to a natural defensive position. - counter with the hand that you just blocked with. Catches a jab, beat him down to the time he brings that jab back to defend. That shit even works if they try to double jab or jab hook. A little dangerous if they do 1-2. Blocked a cross, spam that jab or trow a hook. Or checked a low kick trow a left hook. All the example are given from an orthodox vs orthodox perspective. So what are such good tactics that you know?