Animal Day: Pressure Testing the Martial Arts by Geoff Thompson

By Geoff Thompson

This publication explodes the myths approximately what does and what doesn't paintings in martial arts on today's harmful streets. Geoff educates a reader in all facets of 'pressure testing' the martial arts, making sure that process and personality healthy whilst it fairly issues.

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If the opponent looks as though he may have a chink in his mental armour, the fighter may act over confident or strong to psyche him out and back him down, thus winning with out the use of violence, or, if and when necessary, a combination of them both. When fighting has commenced the street fighter will, if he has not already finished the fight, assess the opponent’s artillery automatically and fight them at their weakest range, forcing a kicker to punch or a puncher to kick or a puncher and kicker to grapple etc.

By understanding your own body, by understanding the mechanics of adrenalin/fear you can learn selfcontrol. Panic is catalysed by ignorance, by not understanding your own body, or its workings. Most people, in most situations are not defeated by their assailants, they are defeated by their own mind. 35 Animal Day Adrenalin is a natural feeling that should be accepted with out panic. There is no way around these feelings, everyone feels them, they are a part and parcel of adversity. Now let’s look at the excuse syndrome.

Pain is the biggest stopping point for most people. Also pain/injury will register with the brain as danger and activate adrenalin which will act as an anesthetic, whilst it does do this it also causes the fear syndrome. So where adrenalin should offer fight/flight/anesthesia to aid survival it causes freeze which often begets defeat. Nausea If you reach nausea it can mean one of several things; if you reach it very quickly it may be because you are unfit, if you are you will feel sick very quickly, or it may be a reaction to adrenalin ( a byproduct of adrenalin can be nausea).

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