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Are speed and quickness the same thing for a fighter?

No, speed and quickness are not the same thing. Typically, speed is considered to be linear and is associated with covering a set distance in a short period of time. Quickness is better described as reaction time or your ability to interpret a stimulus and react to it with a movement. Quickness is a desirable trait to possess for a fighter because it can give you the necessary edge over an opponent and make them feel like you are able to anticipate their attack as you react to it without delay.

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