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- The most obvious method is panic, or being "hyped up." Everyone has heard the urban myth of a mother who sees her son working under his car just as the jack holding up the car breaks. She rushes out and lifts the car off of him. This may or may not be true, but, in law enforcement, we see plenty of situations where a panicked small woman is able to resist the efforts of many large officers to subdue her.
- The other method is to use some type of drug. The most notorious one is PCP. It was originally used as an anesthetic for animals but was later rejected. Its effects on people include psychosis and an inability to feel pain.
- The method Taekwondo students use is the kiai. It momentarily blots out fear and indecision and short-circuits the body's safety mechanisms for a fraction of a second. This usually is not harmful because full strength is only exerted for a split second and it is not being exerted against a significant opposing force.