Fight, flight, freeze. Denial, over-confidence, muscle memory, "fight like we train", dojo sparring vs reality-----
Sensei VanCanna cautioned us about similar subjects a million times, but there is no harm to remind ourselves again and again, and here it is again. Without enough repetitions, your mind will go AWOL when the nasty stuff hits the fan- unless you are a natural born fighter or a brainless thug. If you are, please skip the rest.
The attached video is about self defense with firearms, the basic concept on mindset however, is no different from that for empty hand self defense. The video is too long, so just watch the first 15 or 20 minutes, unless you want to check out his DVD.
Besides FFF, he also brought up denial and over-confidence as two of the biggest problems.
How about dojo practice (he uses shooting range) vs out there on the streets? We have heard "you fight like you train" often enough. If all you practice are point sparring and wimpy punches and kicks, that will be the best you do when the nasty stuff hits the fan out on the street, albeit minus about 25% of the effectiveness (if any) due to the adrenaline. Good enough for self defense you think?
Sure we have all heard of "muscle memory". Are you getting the most effective techniques you know into your muscle memory? Can you count on the numerous secret and deadly techniques you have will automatically pop up and defeat the bad guy in a street attack? I can tell you now: It will not happen if you do not have the proper mindset and do not get two or three simplest and most effective techniques you know into your muscle memory. By the way, the more techniques you have, or, the more complicated your technique, the more confused and more frozen you will be.http://concealedcarryconfidence.org/con ... fgodbyIA1w
Happy new year. Be safe.