Aside from trading, I teach boxing to kids, it's fun and keeps me active (No, I don't want to manage a professional fighter, it's draining.) So actually I don't trade that much, because I rather work on other stuff. But I wanted to share something I shared with those willing to listen, children (they really value your time and get excited to process new information.) When Christ says be more like children, it's not bad advice, because sometimes you would read some insightful.
Most people have a small understanding, a superficial idea of what is real. For example, it isn't uncommon to hear that in order to box... you have to have lightning fast reflexes and extraordinary athleticism, in the higher spectrum of things. So an average human carries a reaction time of .30 seconds for reference. And you may see a boxer move and foretell a punch before it lands to get away and make the assumption that he has to have the highest reaction time: .15 seconds. This is a common understanding. But I don't want an average kid, potentially a me, or you to fall victim to lie. I can't say that it's lost hope. So what does a guy with problem solving and tactical abilities do? He has a problem clearly: a retarded/average kid in boxing. For 99% of people this is a riddle that can't be solved. How the hell do I compete with someone that's just better? I'll get back to this later.
When I think of problems, I see them much simpler than others make them out to be with all of the added misinformation. For example, if I want to invest in a business, I have a simple formula and it has nothing to do with analyzing tremendous data sets, and projections. It comes down to simply how much does it cost for them to buy 1 customer?
It's the same when starting a business. You could probably just stand at the parking lot for about 3 days and jot down how many employees and customers walk in a day's time. And if business is booming you could improvise and well, there's your Ferrari. What I'm saying is that there's some exaggerated sense of expertise being implemented in such simple conceptual ideas.
So back to the boxing... Remember I said, it's very weird how people make out simple ideas into superficial and misunderstood realities? Well some idiot came up with "boxer's need fast reaction time" and 99% of people didn't question it. It sounds like a valid scientific argument
and there's no room for debate. It's an unwinnable game for everyone, so go back to your day jobs etc.
But being the person I am, I tell my kids. Hey, you know when he lets go of his punch, where is it going to land? On two inches of your face dummy. This location is inevitable, so change your head slot location the moment you see him tense up his body, before he even let's go of it... give him some inches of space, you could move your head to any location from where you're at.(about 2 inches the size of the knuckle that you're supposed to punch with). And you would have not used much of anything, such as physical energy or a higher echelon of brain capacity to prevent disaster. You didn't even have to recognize the punch because the intention was defined, because the intention is to have your face hit all along — that's the absolute resolution.
Please don't just use head movement to waste energy (I'm not recommending that at all.) I said after the intention is calculated. So the kid has this epiphany about this type of awareness. And then, now, he's out having fun shifting ranges because he knows that whatever his opponent sees, it takes more than .25 seconds to land a punch and the kid is not even there anymore. He's out baby. And he's out looking like Pernell Whitaker. Furthermore, it's the same for power. A common adage is "Boxers have to be gifted with having a strong punch"... and I would have solved the problem and returned with, your head weighs about 11 pounds, how much power do you really need to put someone on the canvas? Not a lot.
Some boxers are at 412 lbs of force with their punches. It became redundant a long time ago. Even professional fighters haven't come up to these conclusions themselves, along with trainers, and along with the common folk. This lack the understanding of what is objective. And at the end it was just an information edge that was created when everyone never improvised from what is said.