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Kung Fu Freestyle And The First Few Seconds Of A Street Fight

June 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 178

I am talking not just Taekwondo, but Karate or Kung Fu freestyle or any martial art, and I am not talking just street fight, but home invasion, mugging, and that ilk of thing. You see, it is not enough to learn how to protect yourself, you must control your mind. If you don't control your mind that robbery or mugging will only last a few seconds, and you will lose.

The first time I entered into Karate freestyle, I was in a total state of panic. I had experienced a few high school slap outs, but this was a grown man coming at me, punching me, and he wouldn't stop! It was a lesson I needed badly.

After a couple of weeks of kumite I calmed down, and I started to observe what was happening. I began controlling the distance, to move the right way to protect myself, to set myself up for my own attack. I began to actually think about what was going on in this thing called kumite.

After a few months I began to understand why my partner was moving the way he was moving. I could see when he was going to kick me, or when he was moving in for a hand strike. I could see when he was manipulating me.

After a couple of years I stopped thinking about what I was doing. I merely set and waited, and observed. If he crossed the line I attacked. If he didn't see when I crossed the line, I attacked.

In this growing third stage I experienced less and less of the shallow mental activity people endure, and achieved more and more mental focus. Simply, thinking got in the way of what was happening, and I had to put thinking aside if I wanted to survive. I didn't understand that this was the beginning of enlightenment.

In that first rush of excitement when a fight starts the mind tends to get very agitated. Thoughts come so fast they tumble over each other and you are left in a state of confusion. Thinking is so fast there are no real thoughts.

So the purpose of freestyle training, be it in taekwondo or kung fu or Karate or whatever martial art you happen to be engaged in, is to retain awareness. If your mind is even and steady, you won't endure the rush of thoughts that confuse you. You will, instead, have an actual thought, and it will be different than any of the common thinking thoughts, 'when do I go to the theater,' 'what do I have for lunch,' 'who should I call now,' that people usually endure and think are thoughts.

You will have no shallow, surface thought, and you will be aware of your body moving, often as if on its own. You won't hesitate or experience panic. You will simply use your kung fu freestyle or karate or taekwondo, retain awareness, and deal with the street fight in a winning way.

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