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Old 11-03-2003, 06:12 AM   #6
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Anders Bjonback wrote:
I don't think so at all. It's training us to be able to use the frontal lobes in stressful situations, instead of reverting to more base thinking and reacting.
I couldn't disagree more. Absolutely ALL the fights I have been in I have not had an ability to think logically about. In fact some of the situations, I could not even remember what happened. To believe you can react fast enough using your cerebral cortex, or even react at all in this way, is just wrong. Admittedly the brain can be used to avoid problems, but the main prupose of the brain in martial arts is to direct training. Competitive matches are completly different since there is a degree of reservation. In a real situation the mental condition is very different because the situation is so uncontrolled.

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