The professional comportment is one of "unassuming awareness," where one's posture is one that neither draws attention for its bravado, such as swaggering, nor for its meekness, such as eyes averted or shoulders slumped. The professional presents neither a boast of capability nor an offer as a target. The professional exhibits a "dominating awareness" that displays an awareness of the situation and the underlying ability to handle any situation. The professional's awareness is an intuitive one gained through years of training and experience rather than a conscious and analytical alertness. It is a dominating awareness that displays the ability to preempt and forestall an attack rather than reacting to and defending against an attack.
The professional's comportment is upright, fluid, and aware. It neither offers a challenge nor presents a weakness. It is a posture that provides a foundation for action or avoidance of action. Vision is ambient, looking and seeing without challenging or inviting. Comportment represents the professional warrior's combative capability before, during, and after the fighting. It is the way a combat professional displays pseudo-predatory combative behavior.
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