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    Marc1978

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    Killer Instinct

    Post by Marc1978 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:46 pm

    Jkd/Kali practitioner Paul Vunak was a massive advocater of 'Killer Instinct' back in the 1980's,but how important is it in regard to self protection in 21st century britain?,and does anyone practise drills to develop it?

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Al Peasland on Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:01 pm

    Hi Marc

    Some aspects of training the Fence require drills that help to develop the ability to switch on and off a very aggressive mental state.
    I guess, "Killer Instinct" is just another way of looking at it

    For me, the importance is not just being able to access a mental state of intense rage and determination, aggression and focus, but being able to control that.
    More importantly, being able to switch that on and off at will - rather than having to wait for situations to trigger it within you.

    Once you can master that - then you can work on living a life where you spend 99.9999% of your time in that "nice place" rather than "killer instinct" state!
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Peter Skillen on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:22 pm

    just been writing about this subject and i totally agree with al. It needs to be nurtured you need to be like david Banner but in control...

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Dave Turton on Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:45 am

    I disagree with the 'title' as KILLER implies ... well ... killing.

    We call it "Projection of Aggressions"

    Note PLURAL aggressions.

    We do many physical and mental drills, including 'path working' etc to develop and then PROJECT aggressions

    this is not just important, its vital

    but you dont always actually want to kill him Ha ha (tongue firmly in cheek)
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    Michael W Wright

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Michael W Wright on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:05 pm

    Go to IKEA. I had to go there this afternoon, I was ready to kill everyone.

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Marc1978 on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:56 pm

    Michael W Wright wrote:Go to IKEA. I had to go there this afternoon, I was ready to kill everyone.

    That's an idea,but in the past i've found phoning the tax office a very good training drill for developing 'Killer Instinct'

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Dave Turton on Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:07 am

    no mate TAX people cause PSYCHOTIC reactions ..one up on KILLER INSTINCT
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    Joe Hubbard

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Joe Hubbard on Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:13 pm

    Vunak himself regrets coming up with the term "Killer Instinct." Re-coined it is Controlled Aggression:

    http://joehubbard.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/controlled-aggression/

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by strider65 on Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:10 am

    Michael W Wright wrote:Go to IKEA. I had to go there this afternoon, I was ready to kill everyone.

    Haha thats true i cant last a minute in there.

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by PJ on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:13 pm

    Dave Turton wrote:.

    We do many physical and mental drills, including 'path working' etc to develop and then PROJECT aggressions

    That's interesting Dave, could you explain a bit about the "path working".

    Thanks PJ
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    Steve Rowe

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Steve Rowe on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:16 pm

    I don't like the term 'aggression' and so use the term 'Hunters Mindset' which gives the idea of 'hunting' the opponent with a a cold and calculating mindset like a tiger stalking and neutralising it's prey. Switching into this mindset means less chance of making a mistake.
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    Steve Rowe

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by Steve Rowe on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:35 pm

    Interestingly this came out on the Dalai Lama's Facebook page today:

    Dalai Lama - Sometimes harsh words or physical intervention may be called for. Patience safeguards our inner composure: we are in a stronger position to judge an appropriately non-violent response than if we are overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions. It is the opposite of cowardice, which arises when confidence is lost as a result of fear. Being patient means we remain firm even if we are afraid.

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    Re: Killer Instinct

    Post by sarissa on Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:40 pm

    I agree in the main with Steve Rowe and I would like to add that I regard intelligence as a key component in ones arsenal. The ability to quickly weigh up situations and to arrive at a decision backed up with swift action that neutralises the threat is the way to go I would suggest.

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