Some feel anger is good when you are fighting. They feel it gives a fighter, an added advantage over your opponent as it may intimidate him. What I feel is, it may work at a junior level. Being angry against an advanced fighter is something that should be totally avoided. Why? Because, intimidating an advanced practitioner will not be that easy and being angry can turn out to be a liability for you.
Let us note down some points on how it can be a liability.
- It clouds over our judgement.
- Makes us under-estimate the opponent.
- You can get hurt as you do not think before you attack when influenced by rage
- Angry mind lets the opponent take advantage of you.
So, is rage really good for a fight? Not just fight, but any situation in life, is anger really the answer?
Or, better yet, from the movie Enter the Dragon.
So, when you can calm down our hyper active mind, we are able to see clearly and thus, we are not just able to hurt our opponent, we can avoid being hurt as well. Being calm when you are fighting is a challenge alright. But when your judgement is not clouded by anger, you are truly able to fight. When you are angry, you let your opponent to hurt you easily without you even realizing it.
What can be better than to remember a quote by Bruce Lee to conclude this post, right?
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
– Bruce Lee