Let me just cut through all the preliminary BS and ask the question. Can we "humans" be instinctive in our quest for the do or jutsu we train?
Do we as humans have instincts that we can hone or are we simply destined to train to a level of perfection that gets us as close to instinct as we can get?
Then the next question would be is how do we train to that level? In karate-do, do we look to our form more and more in hopes of achieving this? In the jutsu arts, do we randori as much as possible to develop the high level combat skills?
I think this question surely goes along with the "Deer in the Headlights" post before. Are we that confident in ourselves that we can react quick enough and with enough desivness, or are we just kidding ourselves, knowing that we will never get that instinctivness and will be destined to "watch" that first move in awe?
Ahhhhh, questions, questions, questions. See what 36 hours at the hospital will get you. Boy their choice of television shows *****.