I’ve been a student of Martial Arts at Basches since 2015 and I train mornings with Sensei.  He does crazy things sometimes to test me in stressful situations.  The last couple of weeks he tested my reaction to a sword attack with ceremonial swords he has at the school.  He didn’t go full attack mode or he would have injured me.  He slowly swung at me with it and I froze a few times when I wasn’t running from him.  Next time I’ll duck and move side to side more.