In discussing mind set we must
take a page out of the handbook or code of samurai warriors known
as "Bushido" which is to abolish all fear of death or
injury when executing your art, or your enemy for that matter.
Remember, anybody who is trying to take control of you or any
vehicle for his or her own terrorist purposes has probably already
come to terms with the fact they are going to perish and take
you with them.
When you move into combat you
must not have thoughts of fear or failure, and in addition you
should not even look at your opponent as a person. Once he has
taken aggressive action he ceases to become a person and has become
nothing but a target upon which you will apply your technique
or art. Not only is he a target but his body is a series of targets.
Your body or parts of it then become various weapons with which
to inflict death or permanent disability.
Not only does your body become
a weapon, but any number of things around you can become weapons
as well. It is surprising what damage can be inflicted with things
like sharp pencils, the edge of a credit card, hot coffee etc.
Can you think of any thing else that can be used? I think at this
point that it would be wise to mention that any collaboration
you can have with others in your party on some kind of signal
for unified action would be a wise thing.
Remember the important thing
is to take decisive and immediate action and not become frozen
At this point I think it would
be a good idea to move on to the other lessons in a systematic
order. Although this a basic course, it has plenty of ideas, points
and techniques to get you moving in the direction of full warrior
status. Click on next below to continue.