If you’ve never experienced the adrenal dump that can happen during an altercation, let me tell you, it can send a quick chill right up your spine.
All of a sudden you get this rush of adrenalin and a surge of energy enters your body. Then, almost as quickly as it arrives, it leaves your body and you’re left staring at your opponent hoping and praying he’s feeling the same thing.
But what if he’s on the front end of the surge and you’re on the back end?
You need to be able to dig deep and push through it. You need to tap into energy you can’t imagine is there when you hit that rock bottom.
But how do you get there short of going out and getting into a fight and experiencing it first hand?
Let me suggest something less aggressive.
Some days in class, you need to push yourself beyond your limits. You need to find where you breaking point… where you’re completely out of breath…out of energy…out everything. You need to push yourself to sheer exhaustion. Then, get over it and push on.
The more you do this in class, the less overwhelmed you’ll be if you’re ever in an altercation.
Believe me, having this happen in a real encounter is the last place you want to experience this. Do it in class, first.