Ken Lopez is the President/CEO of A2L Consulting. He recently authored an article in the King County Bar Bulletin in which he recommends the use of aikido, a martial art, approach to trial. Lopez puts it this way:
“This is the idea that you can use someone's momentum against them. If they are running at you, you can move to the side and trip them -- and they will fall. This requires far less energy from you. Similarly, in the courtroom, while there is no physical contact (hopefully), there is certainly a direction and a momentum in the way factfinders arrive at conclusions.”
This concept of using your opponent's momentum to your advantage is an approach covered in Jury Selection Handbook: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Jury Selection.