Flight or Flight Reflex

Hello! In today's article I am discussing how the fight or flight reflex works and how someone can learn overtime to control it.

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Understanding the Kyusho Fight-Flight Reflex is a "master key" to teaching and accomplishing successful self defense. But from what I have seen in the industry only a hand full of teachers actually understand it. Below is a definition.

Fight or Flight Reflex: "The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival."

Now pretty much everyone understands this on an intellectual level. The issue is people do NOT understand it on an application level.

Application of Kyusho Fight-Flight Reflex requires some specific training. Some people have "natural" control when it comes to this, I was lucky to have been one of these people. But this is a psychological occurrence and not related to normal martial arts training like some think. I will also say this categorically, this response has nothing to do with ring fighting, or sport. You DO NOT experience the Fight or Flight Reflect in a ring. Your life is not in danger!

Kyusho Fight-Flight Reflect - Training it
When this reflex kicks in one of two things are going to happen. You will freeze like a deer in the headlights, or your will fight back (or run).

This is a massive dump of adrenaline to the systems, chancing blood flow, heart rate, breathing rate and many other physiological occurrences.

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Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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