What do Sport Fighters and Reality Fighters have in Common?
There are a few things that are common things between a sport fighter who is training to face someone that is in a scheduled event, who is of equal weight, size, and experience with a referee and judges, and people in your corner, and the ability to QUIT at ANYTIME you or your corner feels you are losing or unable to continue, and someone training for a real fight for survival who is to face an UNKOWN attacker, of unknown height and weight, with unknown experience or skill level, or unknown weapons present, and unknown number of attackers, in an unknown location and no designated time to have this fight for their life.
However even though these topics are the same the definitions and meanings will greatly vary. Take a look at the sports part in normal text and the reality in bold.
Reality Speed – Everyone wants to be faster, quicker with their hands and feet – In the street speed is acquired by drills and repetitions, wearing clothing that is as close to your normal clothing as possible, clothes that do not stretch and are binding, different types of footwear, uneven footed and chaotic environments, with a multitude of distractions. You do not know in the street how long your fight will last. Age is factor with speed, usually in a real fight you are fighting an UNKNOWN age difference.
Reality Mental Endurance – The mental endurance needed is a strong factor in a fight for your life is paramount, being able to separate the rational decisions from the irrational decision, emotional disassociation from knowing what is moral and unmoral is critical, and in a street the other person you are fighting with is TYRING to KILL YOU, others or your family!
Reality GOAL – To SURVIVE, in life and death there is NO SECOND CHANCE. You get one shot at the title so to speak and it better be right!