I notice many quirky things I do on a day-to-day basis because of my training. Here are some of the highlights:
- I turn to look at things in cat stance (eg. if i turn in a grocery store to look at the shelf behind me i rotate in this high defensive stance)
- I often answer "Hai" instead of "Yes" when people ask me questions
- I have to stop myself from bowing when I enter or leave a room
- If i am carrying a butter knife from the drawer to my plate of toast I conceal the blade alongside my forearm (boy, is the bread surprised!)
- When i reach out to do something, say open a curtain or whatever, I automatically tuck my thumbs in or alongside my index finger so neither one is in danger of being grabbed or broken
- When I am in pain from a non-martial arts scenario, like a dentist's needle, I tap to make the discomfort stop
And I am sure there are many more. One just hopes the practical aspects of the art are as successfully programmed....