Would that we all had a super powerful robot to let us know when danger was near. Wait…. in a manner of speaking we do! The human brain is like a super-duper computer. While we are getting close to replicating it with computers it is still incredible and unexplainable in some areas. There are so many complexities to it but slowly and surely scientists are unraveling its secrets. One secret known to some martial practitioner’s is that we have the ability to perceive things both with our conscious and also with our subconscious. Visual acuity and the ability to see our surroundings and potential danger sources is just one part of the puzzle. A big part for sure but just one part of it. The awareness that we have from our sight and hearing is actually awesome. Our brain has been shown to take in info and if some thing is missing it will process and create a whole or complete picture. Humans can really pick up a lot of information in that manner. We and when I say this I mean we as the human species have the ability to also pick up on subtle clues that are all around us. Our intuition allows us the ability to know when danger is coming. We can feel danger! You might get a queasy feeling in your stomach, the hairs on the back of your neck might stand up, you might just know that you are in a potentially violent situation. You see we kind’ve do have that ability to know when danger is near. The only part we have to consciously do is act on these clues. That truthfully is that hard part. Most people brush off these clues and then find themselves in danger. The trick is recognizing them and acting on them. That really is the hard part. When you feel some thing, it probably is real and you need to act on it. Take for instance a long time ago I was part of a team making an arrest. I felt, know I knew that this individual was going to run. So when he did take off I was in hot pursuit right from the get go. In another instance I was in a confrontational situation where I was telling someone news that they really did not want to hear and this news was going to cost them a lot of money. That individual was a poorly educated person, had a past history of violence and was 6 foot 6 and well over 300 lbs. My partner and I had this conversation and the gentleman was really upset and had a hammer in his hand. (he was in construction and working on a project) During the course of the situation I felt, know I knew that it was going to work out or be all right. Over the course of thirty or forty minutes we talked this individual down and nothing happened. He was not happy but he eventually was going to be able to deal with the situation. My intuition let me know it was going to work out. We can see and hear and that is a major part of our perception for awareness. However, we can also feel danger. This is some thing that our species has always had because we needed it. The question is do you ignore warning clues? Do you brush them off? Or do you analyze them and act if needed.
Danger Will Robinson, Danger Will Robinson
Pay attention to those warning clues!
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.
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