Control can be defined as strength over time, or the process of applying resistance over varying time periods and in different contexts. Its important to remember that the idea of Control doesn't only refer to slow movements or held positions. Developing movement with control ultimately improves our ability to present tricks in a more dynamic way. Control is essential to developing precision which then translates into speed. Or to quote Mark Wahlberg, "Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast". Control is evident when we decelerate, whether gradually throughout a sliding combination or suddenly, in a release and catch move like a Cannon ball drop. Control is applied via Grip, through our hands and other body parts, so learning how to vary your grip intensity will enhance your overall presentation and expression. This section explores the different functions of grip across a range of skills that require control. Developing the physical quality of Control requires repetition, exploration and mindfulness.