I understand, but that's why they were making a point to practice it that way so that you would be used to doing it that way (meaning, clutch lever in, both brakes and downshift to first) whenever you needed.
They did say the front brake does 70% of the stopping job, that using the rear brake would help if used properly, and also that it's easy to lock up the rear brake (which I did at least once), but I think the secret is getting used to do that without thinking about doing it.
I was driving home yesterday and I thought about my procedure for emergency stops in the car. I brake hard (the car has ABS so I don't take care of the lock ups), hold the wheel (unless I need to get out of the way), and right before the car stops, I step on the clutch. I didn't do this when I started, mind you, but after some 14+ years of experience, I don't even think about it, and I can bring the car to a stop that way without stalling it.
I can only assume it would be the same way on the motorcycle, but that is why I wanted to ask you guys that have more experience riding.
I would also assume the track is a whole different beast, isn't it? I think you are in a different set of mind on the track, focusing on braking that way so you can take the turn better and shave some time off the lap, instead of trying to come to a stop so you don't end up as a sticker in another car... more like a survival mode.