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MMAStar96 06-03-2012 03:33 PM

Freezing up
 
Hi guys ive had 2 fights at the moment and going for my 3rd on sunday my problem was first times i fought i waited for them to attack me my first fight i got a teep to the chest and took down straight to mount then i woke up and the 2nd fight i kicked him and he ran at me and got me up the ring i just want to know if theres any tricks anyone uses to make yourself first to hit like really pumping yourself up or anything like that any help would be appreciated

G_Land 06-03-2012 04:30 PM

Stay calm. It's all about controlled aggression. f you get to hyped up you go in tense and when it doesn't go the way you planed BOOM you're waking up. Instead of a kick throw a straight right down the pipe. You don't have to come out every fight guns blazing though.

Come up with a plan and drill it before the fight.

No_Mercy 06-05-2012 08:40 PM

Heard an ex-UFC fighter uses hypnosis. It's obvious it's a mental thing. I don't fight in amateur fights, but I'm all offensive...I HATE being on the defensive. My philosophy is..."attack is to win...defend is to lose." Of course you want to shore up your defenses, but if you're mind is constantly thinking about defending then what can I say.

Fighting is the ultimate chess game because you're constantly under pressure and have to think and react quickly. I was competitive in sports and one of the classes I remember was "mental toughness." Listening to heavy metal music or watching a Rocky clip before your fight is only temporary. You either have it or you don't.

WillMckasson 06-12-2012 04:02 AM

Try to stay more active in sparring and practice, start there. If you can get off first in practice more often than not that will translate into the real thing. I like to flick my jab out constantly from the get go. I'm mainly looking to see someones flinch reaction or how they plan on dealing with my punch then go from there.


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