I'm a firm believer in pre-emptive striking when a legtimate threat is imminent. Who on this forum would probably just deliver a solid haymaker or hook punch to try and stop the threat ? I practice a variety of techniques from shoves, to palm heel strikes, to eye gouges in a variety of ways and circumstances but, I bet I'd throw a right hand shot out of pure instinct when it's for real.
So it got me thinking do I need to practice more so that I will instinctively do something different ? Or does it really matter at all as long as the threat is elimnated ? And if it doesn't matter why am training so hard on other stuff ?
I realize in reality I don't know what I'm really going to do but, the hook punch/haymaker seems the most natural. Thoughts ?