In a fight, particularly one in which we start from a deficit, we need time. Time to clear our head, time to figure out what’s going on, time to decide, and ultimately time to act. 

Distance gives us time. Time creates opportunities. 

Whether the problem is a tactical one or a JiuJitsu one the best way to create distance is frames. Whether it’s a frame created by our forearms and elbows against our opponent, or a frame created by the physical barrier of a vehicle or a verbal frame that tells the encroaching party to stop right there. Frames give us distance. Distance gives time.