Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Controlling The Flinch, The Blink And The Turn Away

A FightingArts.com piece on somthing which can be a serious problem - "The Flinch, The Blink And The Turn Away."

The consequence:

... the student is put at a momentary disadvantage since this type of reaction creates an opening an opponent can exploit. In competition the student might lose a point, but on the street this type of reaction can put him or her in real jeopardy.

If you blink you lose sight of an opponent momentarily. Vision is also disorientated during a flinch as everything becomes a blur of movement. And if you turn away, everything is exposed.
Very good solutions follow in the article. Read it.

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