I have found from some past street fights that I go blind when I am angry.
Let me explain:
- I am 5'8" inches tall,
- 80 kg or 176 pounds,
- 33 years old and
- I am not fat, not so fit (I can run for 15 minutes and cover 2 miles on a treadmill).
- Software Engineer by profession, spending on average 10 hours everyday on laptop.
In the last 5 years, I have had 3 street fights (not planned, but defending myself in road rage). I lost one and won two (meaning I dominated).
In every fight I had in the last 5 years (or before that), I couldn't see the other person swinging or moving in front of me. I could only see a blur, moving here and there. So if I want to hit him in safe place (on muscle not on bone) just to disable him or not draw blood, I couldn't. I know the spots but I couldn't hit correctly, which meant I hurt myself (ripped skin on my fist) or hurt the other person badly. A few days ago, I experienced the same blurring while chatting to a person who had made me furious/angry. I had to wait and calm myself down to get proper vision/focus back; when you are defending yourself, even 10 secs time could result in serious injury.
I have often heard these phrases in movies: "I saw that punch coming a mile away", or "I didn't see that coming, you were too fast". This shows these boxers have very good focus and can dodge a fast boxing jab/punch. Not the case with me; I am getting slapped repeatedly and I couldn't see even one coming, then I just pushed the person, he fell over and then I gave him a few blows, on teeth, on concrete, but not on the right place.
So, how I can fix this? Are there any techniques that martial artists use to prevent this sort of blindness?