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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2006, 02:05:30 PM »
Sigung Bono,
         By "Killer Instinct," do you mean attacking an already injured area without prior knowledge of the injury? Kind of like getting a gut feeling it's there, or that the particular area is vunerable? You have a very interested reader, please, more detail.

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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2006, 02:14:47 PM »
No Killer Instinct is the (usually in born) ability to sense injury or weakness in an opponent and use that to your advantage to finish the fight with a devastating attack.  That's an explanation in the simplistic form I can think of at the moment, hope that makes sense..
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2006, 02:31:35 PM »
Actually, reading back through the posts, I think I have experienced this "Killer Instinct"

One sparring night, we had all been going for a few rounds, and my Sensei decided he wanted to see us do some 2 vs. 1s. Being that my school was comparatively recently opened, I am the highest rank promoted by my Sensei from white belt in the school. Also, I'm training for my black belt test, so I think its a pretty good thing for me to get comfortable with two man attacker situations.

So I get paired up against these two guys who are a bit bigger than me, by the names of Mike and Alex, whom I can't really out-muscle. My usual sparring strategy is pretty evasive, avoid and evade until I find an opening, and then extort. So I get bouncing, my back to the wall, and they rush at me. I get this impusle to bypass Mike, and head off Alex right off the bat, and I knew right from the begining exactly where I wanted to hit him. Idk why, but I knew I should hit him on the left side of his chest. I slip his punch and shoot mine in fast, but not necessarily hard. Alex hits the floor and I deal with Mike. I knew that same strike wouldn't work on him. So me and Mike are going at it, and Alex gets back up and rushes me. I hit the same place and he goes down the same way. After this cycle had repeated itself once more, I decided for the sake of *science* to try the strike on Mike. Nope, no effect. I kind of knew there wouldn't be.

I'm just basically throwing this out as a possible case of this "Killer Instict." I really don't know what it was, I've only done it a few other times, and I'm sure there are more qualified people to speak on the matter. After all, I'm just a high school aged Kaju-junkie  ;D.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I didn't have any remarkable prowess at Kempo when I first started. I had to learn slowly, and I practiced alot and became the dojo-rat. This is really the only fighting related instinct I can think of that wasn't ingrained into my head by my instructors. Killer Instinct  ???, beats me. Useful during that sparring match, you-betcha.
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2006, 03:11:26 PM »
That's good instinct but Killer Instinct is going in for the kill till the other person is done and no longer in the fight.  Like a lion attacking their prey....
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2006, 05:54:17 PM »
That's good instinct but Killer Instinct is going in for the kill till the other person is done and no longer in the fight.  Like a lion attacking their prey....

I sometimes equate killer instinct with knowing when someone is vulnerable and at that very moment the instinct kicks in to finish them off.

People with a good sense of "killer instinct" seldom miss opportunities.

Many times I have been sparring and I get a good shot in, I am sometimes surprised when I see the opponent's face turn all white with all the blood pressure leaving their head and their eyes glaze over in a daze. I know I've got them. Most of the time, maybe 9 out of 10 times, I'm distancing myself by that point, out of harms way. Maybe 1 out of 10 times my instincts tell me to end it, then comes the combos and the opponent has NO DEFENSE because they are open and vulnerable.

So I have a sort of part time killer instinct, works maybe 1 out of 10 times. Those with an accute killer instinct might catch that vulnerability to finish off the opponent 9 or 10 out of 10 times... ending the fight quickly. No missed opportunities.
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2006, 06:25:11 PM »
I've never seen the part time K.I., usually it's like a tattoo, once you have it it's there and takes alot to remove..
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2006, 06:54:47 PM »
I've never seen the part time K.I., usually it's like a tattoo, once you have it it's there and takes alot to remove..

I must have a rub on tattoo   :'(  Comes off with warm water and soap  :o

Yeah, I see your point, I really don't know how it could be there some of the time. I just did not know how to quantify that there are different degrees of killer instinct, the instinct being there but much stronger in some than others.

For those with a strong instinct, it can be a mental task to make a conscious decision not to go in for the kill.
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Re: BLACKOUTS
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2006, 07:24:39 PM »
The rub on ones look cool too,  I agree with that last statement, I think it could be a burden in certain instances..well so can a tattoo in the wrong circumstance ......like the first time your mom see's yours, or maybe ,,,,,,we'll let's just leave it at that....
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