In the original Kung Fu movie, someone is throwing these steel, star-shaped disks at David Carradine, and the camera shows, in slow motion, how he avoids these weapons, has plenty of time to defend himself, is in no real danger where other men might wind up dead. I was quite amazed to find, after working with Bruce, that when I really had my presence of mind, when I did indeed control my life force, that’s what I saw, things coming in slow motion with plenty of time to get out of the way. It sounds bizarre, and it can’t be explained adequately except to those who have already experienced it, but it’s one of those willable miracles.
I'm reminded of an episode of Scrubs (called My Ocardial Infarction) where Elliot teaches J.D. how to deal with train-wreck codes by breathing slowly so that everything will slow down. When another such code occurs, J.D. breathes slowly, everything slows down, and he succeeds.