This thread could be in either the grappling or standup forum but since i'm less of a striker, but will be facing striking comp next, i'll put it here. I'm sure the majority of fighters have some sort of physical response when entering competition. Butterflies, jitters, tunnel-vision, etc. I have a bad habit I think may be related to this. Tourneys are the thing. As long as I could remember, I've had problems being able to turn "it" on in the majority of my first matches. I'd likely have trouble or get crushed my first match, then glide on the rest of the day. Now when doing MMA when in most cases, all you have is one go, this is more of an issue than in the past. Outside of having a full fledged pre-match, I haven't a clue what else to do. I warm-up quite a bit, but that doesn't simulate the coming action nor stimulate response I need. Does anyone know what i'm talking about? Tips?