A joint study by Murdoch University in Western Australian and RMIT University in Melbourne has found karate masters are able to anticipate how an opponent will strike even before that opponent has moved a muscle.

By comparing novices, state level competitors and international karate stars, it found experts and near-experts gathered vital visual information earlier than novices.

Most surprising was the level of anticipation by experts who had a unique ability to use information from an opponent in a completely still stance, Murdoch University’s Dr Sean Muller said.

via Karate experts are psychic: research.