Animal Day - Pressure Testing the Martial Arts Martial Arts by Geoff Thompson

By Geoff Thompson

Animal Day explores the myths approximately what does and doesn't paintings on violent streets. The reader is proficient in all features of strain trying out the martial arts to make sure that personality and strategy should not missing while the placement turns into "live".

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Inner opponent Your counter You’re scared. No, I’m not scared. Inner opponent Your counter You can’t handle this situation. Yes, I can handle this situation, I can handle anything. Inner opponent Your counter You’re out of your depth, you’ll never cope. I’m not out of my depth and I can cope, in fact I’ll cope easily. Inner opponent Your counter You’ll fail and everyone will laugh. If that’s the worse that can happen, I can handle it. 34 Animal Day 3) Repetitive Mantra Just keep repeating to yourself: ‘I can handle it, I can handle it, I can handle it’.

64 Animal Day Chapter Six Grappling Grappling, to the majority that does not practice the art, will be the most demanding of all the endeavours next to Animal Day itself and should be practised with great caution using a matted area and acquiring a good knowledge of how to break fall. The tap system should be observed at all times. If an opponent taps himself, the floor or his opponent this will signify submission and the opponent should release the hold immediately. For added safety always practice in no less than threes so that a third party will be able to observe in case one of the fighters gets into trouble and for whatever reason is unable to tap submission.

If compliancy reigns, and it seems to in many of the systems around today, everything will work, it will also be very impressive. A wrist lock is excruciating if you allow someone to place it on you, because of the pain you may think, yeah, that’s brilliant, really effective. Don’t forget though, it is only effective because you allowed it to be put on. The time when a technique is effective is when it is put on against your will. Of course it is good to practice, to a degree, with compliancy, that’s how you learn and perfect technique, but at some stage you will have to practice against mass uncompliancy to see if it will really work.

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