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Unified Combat Theory - Action and Reaction

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Unified Combat Theory #

Action and Reaction #

As I will mention later in this book a person cannot react faster than another person can act…So I hope you are seeing that you have to go on the offense and you must remain on the offense until the threat is neutralized.

Emerson, E. (2015). The Seven Strategies of Hand to Hand Combat: Surviving in the Arena of Life and Death. North Charleston, SC: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 26(7).

Bong Chor Soa Hey Gerk

Wrong Bong Sao, use kick.

Yat, M., & Kwong, C. N. (1982). Ving Tsun Kuen Kuit. Tallahassee, FL: 14 Publishing C., Inc., 56.

My Thoughts: #

The idea of “Situational Awareness,” needs to be seen as part of an active engagement. What you are seeking to do is maintain the initiative in a potential battle. This is staying ahead of the action/reaction curve. Being surprised is a failure of maintaining a proper offensive mindset in this (hidden phase) of an encounter. In this way, situational awareness is not really avoiding a confrontation, as it so often feels to those who manage to escape the encounter unscathed, but rather it is you choosing to act prior the the aggressor’s action, and so maintain the initiative in the confrontation. The battle starts before the aggression begins. The battle starts the moment the aggressor sees the opportunity and decides that they are going to act. At this point, you are already at the disadvantage of being the re-actor not the actor.