Over assisted (or over-servoed) is the best way to describe a Corollas brakes. No other car I've driven has a pedal so soft and brakes so eager to clamp down on the discs.
Mind you, if brakes do lock up, it gives an indication (however true or false) of the brakes reserve of power. I suppose better tires help. That and using threshold or cadence braking (Not so easy I admit when confronted by an oncoming truck that's lost its tie rod...). To all others,
"If you can't stop fast, don't drive fast"