Many of you will practice pre-emptive strikes and blitz follow ups. We ,like many practice against various mitts and pads as well as BoB XL. As we teach and practice we display aggressive intention. We look to improve technique of course, but the aggressive intention takes precedence, this is the emotion that will carry you through a conflict that has gone physical.
The problem that can exist is teaching people to destroy pads is one thing but unless you have experienced real violence first hand even the hardest hitter on the pads can struggle if the need arises to strike another person . I remind our students of this fact, hopefully being aware of this can help them overcome their inhibitions .
If someone is aiming to do harm to your person then your intention should be to , as Lee Morrison says,' end their bloodline'', easy to say , not as easy to do for those with no prior '' real ' experience, whats your approach to training the mind
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