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One of the tools of developing mental toughness is physical conditioning. When done properly, physical conditioning gives a mental edge specific to self-defense. Most fighters know that conditioning in itself is a weapon, not just in the physical sense but also in the mental sense. In a fight the confidence of the well-conditioned fighter grows as compare to poorly conditioned fighter whose confidence diminishes. Someone whose demeanor is calm, has an expressionless face and shows no signs of stress might discourage the assailant from intensions.
Bruce Lee once said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.” which mean; Habits are formed by repetitions. The more repetitions, the more stable the habit. If your practice is insufficient or inadequate under stress you will likely show bad habits. Techniques are easy to learn, becoming proficient in them is the hard part. Proficiency is created through repetitions. Repetitions are performed better if you have good physical conditioning.
Good physical condition also allows correct repetitions of the technique(s) as it takes to make them effective and reliable. Other benefits of being in good shape when it comes to self-defense is being able to staying relaxed in an altercation, the conditioning to take hard shots on the muscles with less bruising, and self-confidence. An aggressor will find it hard to intimidate you when who know they cannot outlast you. However, if the assailant sense stress or nervousness, they will know you are weaker and attack.
Personal safety is all about survival and knowing how to defend yourself and your loved ones in every and any way possible. Remember
knowledge is power and you're best self-defense is to know your environment, figuring out what kind of threats or danger you are MOST likely to face and preparing for them. Educate yourself, both mentally and physically on personal safety. And implement a plan that will reduce the chances of you or your loved ones becoming a victim of crime. Most of it is common sense once you understand what the risk factors are and the type of implications that your decisions and/or actions can cause. Here at Defensivefit we follow Paul Vunak's Progressive Fighting System curriculum and teach you the same skills he has taught the Navy Seals, law enforcement and government agencies.
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