...of the flinch resembles what Mr. Wilson said in his opening post. I remember during the "blocking" threads (most taking the position that you can't block effectively or at all) reading them and thinking
"what about the natural autonomic response to a sudden, unexpected threat? Like what happenes when something rolles out into the street and you break and swerve so quickly you amaze yourself?"
I didn't get too many replies.
It seems that the flinch response is just that. Automatic. Many people will throw their hands up to cover their face when something comes at them. So why not take that automatic response we all have and condition it? Instead of just throwing one's hands up, we do something more effective.
In other words, combine the flinch with a trained reflex to create something that is a combination of both. And much more effective.
"Well, let's get to the rat killing..."