Some useful bits of information that Cooper provides is that one must train himself into a state of mind in which the sudden awareness of peril does not surprise him. "His response should be not "Oh my God, I'm in a fight!" but rather, "I thought this might happen and I know what to do about it."Read the whole thing, of course. If you haven't read To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth, by all means order it, read it and live the truths you'll find inside the two covers.
I often think how few people in our society would really know what to do if they were confronted with a mortal confrontation. Sadly, our mindset is now more like The New Feminized Majority in which soft power and discussions are slowly taking the place of the Combat Mind-set. Is this a good thing?
Thursday, March 06, 2008
The Combat Mindset Redux
Dr. Helen talks eloquently on Col. Jeff Cooper's essay on the combat mindset: