University of California - Davis

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by Cameron Burgess Clegg - November 20, 2005

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As I watch my opponent pace back and forth, I steady myself, appear indifferent, and slow my breathing. Suddenly, he lunges, taking hold of my wrist so that I may not block his punch. I think, "Don't flinch! You've done this one hundred times before... ready... NOW!" Catching my opponent off guard, I lunge in and down. After a quick lift and pivot…

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