I heard an interesting quote on Stargate Atlantis the other night. They were doing some sort of stick fighting thing and the head military guy kept getting smacked by his partner over the course of their training.
She said something like: "If this was a real fight, you'd be..."
And he interrupted with: "If this was a real fight I would have shot you by now."
I thought it might be somehow appropriate to this thread. One of my students often says something similar...but keeps training.