fight coming up: sparring question

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by BJJ Coffee Drinker, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. BJJ Coffee Drinker

    BJJ Coffee Drinker Amateur Fighter

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    how long before a fight is it ok to stop sparring? i have been constantly having fights for the past couple months and have had alot o fights before this. I got injured alittle so i haven't sparred for like three weeks but kept training. the fight is this saturday. will it greatly hinde my performance? i am also sick with runny nose and sore throat. any help and suggestions?
     
  2. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I wouldnt fight if you havent been sparring and are a little injured and a little sick unless it is an easy fight or for big money. Just my opinion though.
    I stop sparring two weeks before fight
     
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    Eduardo R. Amateur Fighter

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    It's really up to you. I dont know you so I cant say what you're like but some people can take time off after an intense period like you seem to have had and come back still fairly sharp but others lose their rythm very quickly and have to stay at it until just a week or two before the fight. But generally I'd say sick+injured+no sparring=no fight.
     
  4. BJJ Coffee Drinker

    BJJ Coffee Drinker Amateur Fighter

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    ok so to me it doesn't seem too bad. i have three weeks total with no sparring and it doesn't seem very off from two weeks. i have fought ten months out of twelve the last year so i may not be rusted. if i decide to go get a full body massage, when should i get it? the day of the fight or earlier?
     
  5. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    there's your answer right here.
     
  6. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Agreed with Vilo.
    We go mental on the sparring up till 3-6 weeks out from the fight, easing it off and decreasing the rest as we get closer. 3 weeks out its all pad work and bag work, maybe some touch technique to cool off.

    The last thing you want is a ding on your shin or something
     
  7. Eduardo R.

    Eduardo R. Amateur Fighter

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    You seem pretty confident that your skills are up to date so I would say you should be fine. About the massage I have no clue though.
     
  8. BJJ Coffee Drinker

    BJJ Coffee Drinker Amateur Fighter

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    thanks guys. another thing is my opponent has changed last minute and this new guy is completely different than the guy i was originally gonna fight. but i will make another thread for this
     

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