Re: NLP in martial arts.
For those who are interested in NLP/Aikido, you must check out Stephen Gilligan, especially his book, The Courage To Love. He is one of the early Santa Cruz NLP students and an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist. He is also a serious Aikido student and incorporates it into his work. I forget the name of his teacher but she is a student of Kazuo Chiba.