In many spheres of human activity, skill at complex physical movements is quite important – sometimes everything can depend on it. Meanwhile, motor skills are the most important factor in the majority of sports, from martial arts of any kind to fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, figure skating, and so on. In many ways, playing these sports depends on learning to perform certain moves automatically. And so, gymnasts perform somersaults or some other feat dozens of times over the course of a training session, and boxers devote half of their workouts for months on end to practicing one and the same punch.
For such people, there is one additional type of movement training that may be performed in lucid dreaming. The potential for such training in lucid dreaming may not initially be obvious, but movement in lucid dreaming sets off the same brain activity as it does in wakefulness, only nerve impulses are not sent to the muscles. Accordingly, any movement that has been well practiced in lucid dreaming will remain almost equally well practiced in the real world. This phenomenon allows the training routine to be supplemented, or even substituted when injured or unable to train for any reason.
Of course, one will never become an Olympic champion by training exclusively in lucid dreaming, but doing so is still extremely effective.
It turns out that practitioners of East Asian martial arts are especially drawn to lucid dreaming. Thus, many karate enthusiasts either perfect techniques while in lucid dreaming, or simulate going up against stronger rivals. Even more interestingly, some find world-renowned masters for personal instruction. Especially popular lucid dreaming trainers are Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan and, of course, Bruce Lee.
Sport in lucid dreaming can be combined with the technique for obtaining information, which is described in this book. The student can use that very technique to find out exactly how to train, and which technologies and opportunities can be taken advantage of in order to improve and become more successful at a given sport. This assumes, of course, that the student plays sports, something always recommended.