Training out of Fight or Flight

The article is a longer one on sword training but is more interesting for this blog because of the Flight/Flight references.

http://www.academieduello.com/news-blog/training-fight-flight-response-sparring/

Most significantly:

When the threat response of the brain is activated, oxygen and glucose are rerouted to the brain’s basic survival functions. Studies have shown that while this can lead to quick reactions, it impairs analytic thinking, creative insight, and problem solving–all key qualities for dealing with an opponent.

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