Did you know that fighters are some of the most sensitive people on the planet? How fitting is it that the toughest strongest athletes on earth often hide behind a fierce demeanor and an impressive record. What escapes the eye of many is the SENSITIVITY needed to be good at fighting at the highest levels. It used to be my impression that because a fighter lacked eloquence they were not smart, but this could not be farther from the truth. Like race car driving, fighters learn to operate within the smallest margins for error requiring them to not only be intelligent but utilize extreme sensitivity to their opponents movements, breathing, intentions, deceptions, etc. While behind these savages’ tough appearance there is often a kitten of a person that likes to laugh, joke, cry and have fun, just like you and I. It is also important to use your words carefully around these individuals because most fighters become who they are through diligent observance and understanding the meaning of things as they relate to fighting. The last thing you want to deal with is an enraged bull in a China shop 😉 the other lesson here is to treat everyone with kindness and respect, you never know when you’re going to come face to face with the type of dog that wags it’s tail at the thought of combat!