A person who is in control of one's self and indirectly controls the outcome of a situation despite being attacked verbally or physically by another.
Coined by trainer Frank Matrisciano when teaching pro athletes and other stars undergoing mental and physical training
Dude, I thought Griffin was going to beat the s!@#% out of that guy that flipped him but somehow he held off. What a puppetmaster!
As used by ESPN commentator Luke Winn when discussing OU basketball player Blake Griffin's role after being flipped, elbowed, hit, and bloodied but maintaining composure without retaliation. Thus, instead of being the "puppet" he was the "puppet master" over his rivals.