> Peter 5:8
"Be sober, be vigilant; Because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour." <
But... As a smart statistician who worked for me once stated "We're always preparing for yesterday's disaster." So what principles will we carry forward to the next event which - in all likelihood - will be an unforeseen scenario? What are the generalizable principles? And will you be able to pull it off in the heat of the moment?
I think it is matter of 'mental conditioning' as much as the physical we practice and teach to our students.
Who teaches and really 'knows' these generalized principles except for people like Rory?
Many of us espouse the argument that too much awareness of the consequences is dangerous and it will make us freeze.
Maybe. But we must listen to people who are professionals in such matters.
Here is a question posed on another forum
Having been a CHL instructor and hanging around like-minded people, the great majority of the discussions center on what will happen if you need to defend yourself with lethal force and very little of the nuts and bolts of the actual act of defense comes up.
Think about it...what do we teach in our classes?
Could our seeming obsession with what police officers, lawyers and society will do to us after a successful defense be dangerous? When I need to stop, inhibit and control a lethal threat, am I going to be thinking about being sued by the attacker's family?
About being tossed in the back of a police car? About spending the night in jail? About how expensive a defense will be? Will I hesitate and die?
I am pretty much of the 'win the fight, survive and all that follows pales in comparison' mind set, but in the back of my mind is all of the, 'geez, they're going to crucify me' thoughts.
Do we pay too much attention to it and might it get us killed?
Here is the answer from Mas Ayoob...moderator
I absolutely agree that fear of the aftermath can cause fatal hesitation. I think the best way to deal with it is by training the practitioner in what to expect in that aftermath, and how to handle it.
The person who is confident in their ability to cope with what follows, will be more confident in following their training and making the right decision, and acting immediately, when force does have to be used.