So the other day I was driving to go get my son’s tarantula and bearded dragon some crickets. On my way I stopped at a light and noticed two women walking along. I started to look carefully at them because one looked like a young woman whom I knew to be a criminal. As I was watching her she looked back and I realized that yes indeed it was her. Now this story has nothing to do with her or her past. No instead it has to do with intention and the ability to perceive it. When I started my observation of her she picked it up and directly and I do mean directly looked at me even though there was another car present! When people live in a red zone environment. ie. war front, rough part of town, etc. Where danger can and is present they tend to be in a state of awareness. Because if they are not they will be perceived as prey by predators. Predators on the other hand also are in this type of state because they are questing for prey. When I lived in Detroit it was common place to look at someone and have them immediately turn and spot you. When I moved to more suburban environments you could see an immediate drop off in the number of people who could pick up these types of signals. You see they were not in a state or environment where it was as important to pick up these signals. As a Martial Practitioner we need to be able to perceive intention and when other people are observing us at any and all times. Whether it be during daylight or night-time in low light conditions. We need to live and recognize the cues and accept them naturally like any animal would. My dog perceives intention easily whether it is mine and I am happy with him or upset. He also perceives the intention from people while out on a walk. Once in a while he does not like someone. That is important for us to note because he is perceiving something and that some thing is significant! Pay attention to your gut feelings or any intuition that you have and accept it!
Brian R. VanCise
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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada and my good friend Gary Haffey runs our IRT Training Hall in Alma, Michigan. View my website at: www.instinctiveresponsetraining.com
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