Strive to appear average and not a threat. It is to our advantage, Often one seeking a confrontation does so because they ‘know’ they can dominate you. Not being threatening allows you.to work below their event horizon and strike with surprise.
When Charlie Murray was training on Okinawa he was taught to cultivate Tiger Eyes. Your face showing only a calm expression at all times but the eyes having the focus, as does a tiger, of watching everything, waiting for something in the opponent’s demeanor showing when to strike,
Think of it as a Mask hiding your potential.