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"Ideally, your self-defense will never get physical. Avoiding the situation and running or talking you way out - either of these is a higher order of strategy than winning a physical battle." - Wise Words of Rory Miller, Facing Violence: Chapter 7: after, subparagraph 7.1:medical

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Why do we focus on muscles for power?

Interesting question. It may be because we have be programmed that strong, large muscles make you powerful. I was hell bent on being one of those early in my life. I gained the weight and muscle mass of a body builder. I can tell you that the perception, misdirected as it is, got me through some possible ass-kicking, mine that is, by causing the attacker to "pause and think" that maybe going after me was not a good idea.

You know because you were taught that "muscle-ing it" will make you feel powerful and by feeling powerful you think your powerful. I have been hit by very large, strong and body building type muscled folks and it didn't drop me or knock me out and I responded accordingly. In my old mind that guy should have killed me, but he didn't.

When I first started to box I found out quickly that my size and strength meant very little. Why? Cause I didn't know how to apply my self to generate power, the muscles were a hinderance vs. being an asset. Shit.

As the boxing took hold I started to learn by osmosis that this much smaller and seemingly less strong person was causing me to go down - a lot. In those days much like the ancient stories of the stoic Sensei he expected you to "get it" without being told or having it explained.

Thank goodness today the professionals are explaining it, demonstrating it and helping us to "get it." I am not going to try to provide you that information here and will recommend you go to "these two sites: site one and site two," and read a pro's words.

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