your self defence work in a real attack?
So you have been training for a couple
of years now. You have repeadedly practiced your self defence techniques
so that they come easy to you. You don't have to think about them
at all. They just flow.
You figure that if you are attacked
on the street your self defence techniques will save you. But are
Adrenal stress response experts say
that you can only recall about five different self defence techniques
or strikes when you are under a full adrenaline rush. The reason
is that much of your cognitive thinking is unavailable to you as
your heart beat exceeds certain levels. This happens as blood is
sent to the arms, legs and torso to put you in the best fight or
I can tell you from personal experience
that it's hard to think at all when "adrenalized" and under attack.
During hundreds of self defence, classroom simulations and that
I have personally been involved with both as a student and instructor,
I have seen traditional techniques fail to work against a padded
assailant. This partly is true due to their complexity but also
because of the number of techniques or 'steps' required in many
of these defences.
There is no way I can tell you if
the number is five or it's three or six or seven but I can tell
you for certain that under a strong adrenal rush, or 'dump' as we
call it, there is a good chance you will not be able to execute
your standard self defence techniques that you have been practicing
in the dojo or dojang. For more on this see self