As the adage goes, “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast”. For beginners, slow is hard but lets your body learn the mechanics and lets you see them or better yet, feel them.
Remember the #1 rule, though, “Take your time, in a hurry”
Fight in a phone booth
Keep it in close, but remember you have some room.
Don’t over-extend or make too much work.
Abandon locks, all ye who enter…
In tuite, if that lock slips and the space grows, abandon that hope.