Well, well... seeing as this forum is somewhat dead at the moment, I thought I would start a new thread. Let’s talk about strategies for contact with the opponent “engagement” VS “softness”. Engagement – meaning that upon contact, you produce a force which keeps you connected to your opponent not only because they are pushing/pulling/etc on you, but because you are giving off a force to keep yourself connected to them. Softness – just pure yielding, always trying to minimise resistance, let the opponent fall in to emptiness. What do you train (can train both btw)? Why do you train it? What do you see as advantageous or detrimental with either or both approaches?