grauwulf: (SCA-Fencing)
[personal profile] grauwulf
Friday, September 25, 2009, 08:54 PM

Nobody is exactly the same as you for any given fight, but within the realm of reason there is a margin of variance where really the differences are insignificant. As Dante would say, "you might as well flip a coin." So what is the difference between the victor and the victim in such fights?

Will is a very important part of the psychology of combat.

Professional athletes will often call it "heart".

When all things are equal sometimes you have to look beyond your technical training to get the edge you need to survive. It's not "blood lust" because it's controlled. It's not anger because it not emotional. You don't 'Rhino', cheat or otherwise play foul because that defeats the value of the victory. You simply decide that you will control the fight. You set in motion a sequence of events that is of your design not because you are "better" but because you seize all initiative.

When all things are equal; sometimes you just have to know that you can win and you will win because the will is just as sharp a weapon as your sword and if used effectively, even more deadly.

Profile

grauwulf: (Default)
grauwulf

July 2011

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
1011 1213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 22nd, 2017 10:54 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios