A true fight is one where one or more of the fighters
has the potential to sustain grievous bodily harm or
even death. When a fighter understands this possibility,
a whole range of physiological and psychological changes
will occur, to different degrees. I will try to explain
the process so that a person can train to overcome
some or all of the detrimental effects. These changes
are the symptoms of the “fight/flight” (or
freeze/fornicate) reflex, otherwise known as survival
The human body is an amazing piece of architecture.
It is controlled by a “supercomputer” that
far outstrips the highest tech computer that can be
purchased. It can regenerate itself, is extremely strong
and flexible, yet is fragile at the same time.