You get into a position where you are at a grave disadvantage and you start matwork from there. This is good for three reasons.
- If you have a group of students mixed in ability, it makes the stronger or more experienced students have to work to escape, rather than winning every exchange. In other words, it pushes them harder, and that is what you want to do.
- For the smaller or less experienced students, it gives them a chance to feel successful. If nothing else, they are starting out on top. Having some success during the class keeps them from getting discouraged.
- It mixed up practice, keeps it from being one of those dreadful clubs where you do the same thing, every day, to the point of monotony.