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    So, you've learned that new technique, great. Now you need to learn what kind of attacker it will work on.
    Learn to read signals. What do you see, does a shoulder dip or does he settle onto one hip or the other as opposed to a balanced stance. Is he calm, listen to his breathing, the rhythm of his speech. Does he face you squarly, is he in a three quarter stance.
    All of the above signs and many more qualify your technique. If he's a boxer forget the block, if he's a street fighter which arm does he favor, ah oh wrong arm. If he's a bundle of energy, talking and breathing a mile a minute, careful he might be on drugs in which case you can forget techniques that win with pain. Break the arm, take out the eye.
    Learn to read the signs, read your opponent. Only then will your training work to its fullest potential.

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    The stories Unkle could tell about this! One "wreckneck bar" and a stip club. He ran both in Vegas. I'm so fortunate to be able to learn from Mr. Greg Hilderbrand!

    Ninja rule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit View Post
    So, you've learned that new technique, great. Now you need to learn what kind of attacker it will work on.
    Learn to read signals. What do you see, does a shoulder dip or does he settle onto one hip or the other as opposed to a balanced stance. Is he calm, listen to his breathing, the rhythm of his speech. Does he face you squarly, is he in a three quarter stance.
    All of the above signs and many more qualify your technique. If he's a boxer forget the block, if he's a street fighter which arm does he favor, ah oh wrong arm. If he's a bundle of energy, talking and breathing a mile a minute, careful he might be on drugs in which case you can forget techniques that win with pain. Break the arm, take out the eye.
    Learn to read the signs, read your opponent. Only then will your training work to its fullest potential.

    Kit
    Yep.

    Much to learn consciously, so you can do it from habit eventually.

    And if you can tell what you did in a street fight, then you probably lost.

    Have fun with your awareness training.

    It was the MAJOR PREMISE of "Mental Training of a Warrior", "Ninja Mind Warrior Mentality for Street Defense" and "Speed Fighting Skills of the Masters". Which are no longer in print.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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    i want to get fast with my moves be able to them fast like a real life battle. what's the best way? just perform them over and over again? thanks
    It does not matter where the Martial art comes from. if it can help you defend yourself it is worth learning( Bruce Lee ) May the Force Be With You

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