e may be the difference between life and death. This does not mean that the martial artist stands in a restroom and consciously thinks through all the choices, it just means that, when faced with a choice, there is state of awareness in the martial artist's thought process. When you are aware, you have a better chance of survival in any situation than would a person who was not aware.
An example of a person who is totally unaware of his or her surroundings is a person talking on a cell phone. For a pickpocket or purse/bag/lap top computer snatcher, people talking on cell phones are sitting ducks; it may be hours before they even realize they have been robbed.
Contrary to what some “masters” may say, you cannot develop some sixth sense that allows you to “feel” or know when someone is behind you and is ready to attack you. However, you can develop a state of awareness where you consciously or subconsciously are always aware of your surroundings, always evaluating the information, and making choices accordingly.
Choose your urinal carefully!
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