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Old 12-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Have you actually used Aikido?

Logan Light wrote: View Post
Never heard of an increase in motor skills during a violent encounter other than maybe when receiving an optimal level of adrenaline... Not to say it isn't possible, just never thought of it I guess.

I'd imagine that would come only with a very high level of training.
An episode of Fight Science (probably the best episode of one of the worst martial arts shows ever produced), looked at putting ex-spec ops guys into stressful situations, and then tested them on combat skills against an earlier baseline. They all performed better after being "stressed."

The idiot scientists conducting the test kept mumbling that there was no scientific explanation for the results.

The ex-SEAL even told them he was just doing what he was trained to do when he raised his core body temperature after being submerged in ice cold water for an hour.

I couldn't do anything but laugh and shake my head.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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