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  1. #1
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    Default GET YOUR MIND RIGHT - THE STREET IS NOT THE SHOOTING RANGE

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    Don't mistake what you do in one with what you do in the other.

    Are you training for the right thing?
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

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    Agreed. And I think this is a great place to discuss that square range/competition habits can lead to undesirable actions during street encounters:

    Example 1 - Jim Zubiena



    To the untrained observer, it looks like a brilliant display of the Mozambique drill.

    Except... what did he do immediately after?

    He “Unloaded and Showed Clear,” a habit from his IPSC days.

    This was NOT in the script. However, he instinctively did it in THREE separate takes!! He couldn’t shake the range habit of something he had done thousands of repetitions prior. The director got tired of re-shooting the scene and decided to leave it in the show.

    Gabe is right: The Street is not the shooting range. Make sure you’re training properly and not reinforcing bad habits.
    "We must all suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline, or the pain of regret and disappointment." -Jim Rohn

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    One example of training scars that stands out to me is the story of a MMA fighter who was mugged, got his attacker in a submission hold or mount, then the attacker "tapped out". MMA fighter releases out of habit only to get knifed (IIRC). Can't find the article online but maybe someone here remembers it better.

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    I think the above video demonstrates what Gabe's thread on action or negotiation was talking about, "Drop it" repeated multiple times instead of shoot him in the face!
    ...If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"...
    If - Rudyard Kipling

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    Warrior Skills Camp, July 2009

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