A Strategy that works almost all of the time, but is subject to catastrophic failure may not be as effective as a Strategy that works the majority of the time, but the failures are of much less consequence.
Techniques + Technical Context create Tactics
Tactics + Tactical Context create Simple Strategies
Simple Strategies + Strategic Context create Comprehensive Strategies
Conclusion: Your well trained knockout punch Technique may build a poor self-defense Strategy. Your Tactic of brandishing a deadly weapon may also diminish your self-defense Strategy in certain situations. Your habit of submitting to confrontations may inhibit your self-defense Strategy. On the other hand, your Tactic of quickly Mitigating mistakes and transitioning to different Tactics may dramatically increase the overall effectiveness of your self-defense Strategy. It all depends upon the context of the situation.