The Smash– it is not abusive, or improper- the Smash is as technical as it is the practical application of technique. Smash is about economy of force- the balance of power and technique- it is about applying as much power with as little effort as possible. While your opponent struggles under the precise application of pressure, the Smash Player is calm, reserved, conserving their energy to take the fight as long and as hard as they want. The “Economy of Force”, as first termed by the Prussian general and military theorist, Carl von Clausewitz, is the principle of employing all available effort (combat power) in the most effective way possible. The purpose being, to minimize the expenditure of force, while realizing maximum results.
“Every unnecessary expenditure of time, every unnecessary detour, is a waste of power,
and therefore contrary to the principles of strategy.”
Carl von Clausewitz, The Nine Principles of War, 1812
Clausewitz’s approach to warfare (battle) is the judicious employment and distribution of forces towards the primary objective of any person’s conflict. Economy of force is the reciprocal of mass. Just as in Jiu Jitsue, no part of a force should ever be left without purpose- we waste no energy without a specific return on investment. Our allocation of available combat power to the submission, such as attacks, defense, delays, or deception- shall always be measured, in order to achieve maximum decisiveness on the mat.