posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 03:30 PM
It is a good idea to know some form of combative system to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones. Sometimes even those of us that love our
guns may not, for whatever reason, have them with us at the time someone decides to attack.
So, as to OP stated, everyone has the fight or flight routine built into our system. It is hard-wired and is a defense mechanism that is supposed to
help save your life.
Now you have this new found knowledge, this combative system that will cripple or kill multiple enemies. Unfortunately all the knowledge in the world
will not help you survive if you do not have what it takes to stand there and go toe to toe with someone that is trying to kill you or someone
It all goes back to that hard-wired fight or flight response. If you can not get that response under control then it will control you and all your
knowledge of fighting just flew out the door. Even those with weapon skills, on the range, are faced with the same problem when faced with the same
situation in real life.
When fight or flight kicks in the body goes through major changes in how it operates in order to give you a better chance at survival. If you choose
flight, then you will be able to run faster and farther than you normally would due to the host of chemicals being created in the body just for that
If, on the other hand, you choose fight, that same chemical soup is coursing through your body, endorphins, adrenalin, etc, and your muscles tense up
to deliver hard blows and capillaries shrink to reduce blood loss. Unfortunately you also lose all control of fine motor skills so there goes all
your perfect marksmanship from the range and all those beautiful combat moves that require you to grab your opponent and strike at critical points
just blew up in your face because you can only use gross motor skills at this point.
Fortunately you can overcome these shortfalls but it requires dedication and developing a killer instinct. You don't just wake up one day and decide
that "today I'm going to be a killer". Only psychopaths are able to do that,
It takes a specific mindset to be able to look an armed violent person in the face and to be calm enough to decide the correct course of action to
take in that specific situation.
It's very easy to type on a keyboard that you would just pull your trusty gun out and shoot him when all you have ever shot is a target or to say
that you will gouge someones eyes out, crush their throat, break their knees backwards or break their necks when all you have ever done is sparred
with a willing partner.
By all means train but don't think that just training alone will give you what it takes to do what is necessary when the time comes. If you don't
have that killer instinct then you have nothing.