You are absolutely correct!
Yet, "common sense is not common."
Practice often with your weapon of choice so you know it's capabilities and limitations.
The mind is the ultimate weapon.....everything else is just a tool.
"Situations dictate strategy, strategy dictates tactics, tactics dictate techniques.....techniques should not dictate anything."
Roger Phillips, Suarez International Specialist Instructor http://www.suarezinternational.com/