The Use Of Feints in Combat Sports
Feints are manoeuvres designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain manoeuvre will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will. They vary from novice level things like looking low and aiming high, or “dipping your jab shoulder” in order to “feint” that you are jabbing.
A feint attack is normally used as a diversion to force the opponent to concentrate more. Defensively in a given area, while weakening the opposing defence in another area.
“Most importantly fighters in my day knew the most important art in boxing – feinting.” Jack Johnson
“In battle, if you make your opponent flinch you have already won.” Miyamoto Musashi