I have been in numerous situations at work where I have had to either protect myself/others or use force to make an intervention to quell a riot or insurection. Everytime I am in a situation such as this, the old adrenaline kicks in no matter how often I do it.
Obviously, adrenaline has several positives, the ability to perform for longer, increase in strength, higher pain threshold etc etc, these are great and should be allowed to flow. My question is this, is there any training anyone can recommend to help control the negative aspects of adrenaline, in particular the tunnel vision and the loss of fine motor skills?
Having trained in karate for several years, there is nothing I have come across that helps people get used to this adrenaline rush, kumite doesn't cut it that is for certain.
I do feel that controlling the adrenaline rush is something that should be looked at if we are to be prepared for it when/if we do end up having to use force to protect ourselves, for most people in your average office job it isn't something that you feel the effect of every day or even most days of the week, so if/when you do get it, it's alien to you.