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Old 07-05-2005, 06:40 AM   #24
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Re: Training against Violent Assault

Alex Lawrence wrote:
In answer to the question though. No. I don't think Musashi meant we should all wander about in a fighting stance. For one thing it'd give away your particular stratagy (aka martial art) almost immediately. To me fighting stance is a mental state as well as a physical thing, so I interpret it as keeping the same frame of mind as you would like in combat i.e. a relaxed, detached, alert, mental state where you accept what is happening and do not wish it to be any other way so that you can immediately react to what's happening around you and will not be shocked by a surprise attack and wont waste vital seconds making sure you're under attack before reacting.
Ummm...that was a joke...but you did clarify what he meant, so... thanks... *awkward silence*

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