Building Your Fight Confidence
Confidence is key in MMA, but few understand the intricacies involved been theoretically established as it further clarifies the relationship between First, we will refer to confidence as self-efficacy from this point forward. I'm preparing to fight in my first amateur mma fight September 28 and I have a few questions. I was originally going to walk around at and. I decided to watch my first fight, from Almost I tell the my jiu-jitsu coach that I got offered an MMA fight with Hook N Shoot, an organization that promotes women as well as men. We've Our relationship doesn't last.
Be a good coach to yourself. Focus on the positive, focus on what you CAN do. The more you focus on what you CAN do, the more you realize you have a better chance of winning. Worried About Outcomes So many boxers are so afraid of the fight. So afraid of hearing the decision.
I realized they are more afraid of the fight having an outcome on their record than the actual fighting itself. Have fun with it, treat it like a hard sparring match if you must. Losing is not the end of the world.
Win or lose, nobody really cares. Whether you win or lose is not important.
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What matters is that you had fun and learned something. If you wanted so badly to win, you would have played an easy game of checkers. Climbing through those ropes is something most people would have never done. Fights are won in the gym trainingbut the fighting is still more important than training!
Learn Something If you really want so badly to win, just fight a tomato can. Fight somebody who has no chance of beating you. Fight an old guy in the back of the alley.
If you want to challenge yourself and learn something, then climb through the ropes! So focus on yourself. Warm-up, stretch, go through drills to make yourself the best fighter possible.
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Stop checking out other fighters, stop looking for your opponent, stop comparing yourself to others. Think about what YOU can be doing to make yourself better. There is nothing else to be thinking about. Worrying about how hard somebody else hits is not going to help you in anyway whatsoever. Moving Forward Think of the fight as feedback.
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Nothing less, nothing more. Getting into the ring is simply a step forward in your boxing career. Whether you win this fight is irrelevant. It is simply one step out of a long successful boxing career. If I had it my way, I would have much rather exposed the fighters to their beatings early so that they learned right away what was needed.
The sooner you are exposed, the sooner you will adapt. My friend told me a story of how his coach use to pick her fighters during the tournaments. Enough of this motivational crap.
Watch out for the next guide where I release some solid tips and advice for your first fight. How did you guys build your fight confidence? Today, Evolve Daily shares four beginner tips to take note of before your first sparring session.
Before you even think about participating in your first sparring session, you have to be in excellent physical condition. When your mind and body is in great condition, you become incredibly sharp and focused. Your reaction times are quick and responsive, and your body becomes flexible and durable. Being in great physical shape is the first checkbox to tick off on that pre-readiness list you have running through your head.
So make sure you have put in the hours, so you have confidence in your strength, your technique, and your stamina.
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Some martial artists use sparring to practice applying their offensive techniques and combinations. Others like to focus completely on defense, slipping and evading punches and kicks while using footwork to weave in and out of range.
Whether you focus on offense or on defense, make sure you are making a conscious effort to give ample time to hone both skills. Defense is just as important as offense and part of having the confidence to control the outcome of a real fight is knowing how to use both to gain an advantage over your opponent. This is a major pitfall in sparring, and understandably so.
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It is really easy to fall into the habit, but of course, this line of thinking is incorrect. The primary benefit of sparring is allowing you to hone your technique for actual use. Focus on prioritizing your technique, and once you have that down, then you can start to gradually add power.
In most situations, technique will always trump power.