On reaction to specific attacks:Quote:
Originally Posted by Chr9is
1st phase: Lots and lots of sparring. This can't be stressed enough. Muscle memory and specific reaction are from experience.
2nd phase: Stay empty. Once you have phase 1 behind you, reaction is a matter of reading your opponents movements.
Yeah - this sounds like TMA BS. The fact is, the frontal lobe of your brain is geared to analysis. You want reaction, the opposite of thinking. We react much faster than analize (I have heard 1/4 the time).
Example (a really base one at that) - you start riding a bike. At first your thoughts are on starting, balance, turning and stopping. Ar some point you are master of the two wheeled wonder. No hands, jumping, wheelies, etc. Later, a car pulls in front of you and you automatically stop/steer to avoid. Did you think about this? No. It was reaction from repitition of movement.
Stay loose, spar with reality, and above all, don't listen to old bastards drinking good whiskey,