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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by MMALEGEND187, May 25, 2008.

  1. MMALEGEND187 White Belt

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    ok i understand that fear and anxiety an all that is mental. but for one to fight any oponent and have no fear how does one go about that? does one simply just focus and be mindful of the fight and not think anything? from my understanding bruce lee said we should be in the moment and not think to be ready to react at what is coming at you from an oponent.
     
  2. Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    If I drink a lot of poppy tea, I become pretty fearless.

    It hasn't worked out so well for me so far.
     
  3. fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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  4. MMALEGEND187 White Belt

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    is there any thread on here that is taken seriously?:icon_neut
     
  5. T.J.T Green Belt

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    You cant become "fearless" per say, but you can become more comfortable fighting with more experience.

    You can learn to not flinch and shell up to the point where you block yoru own view, but that being said, if in your heart your scared i dont think you can change that. fighting might not be for you. the more you train and the more comfortable and confident with your skills would be the best you can do.

    Also a lot of fighter still get nervous, but they know how to not let that emotion take over their body.

    its all how you deal with it.
     
  6. fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    i was going to post a serious answer. But then i thought about it and realized the answers are pretty general dude. Train and spar and you're less scared to get in the ring and fight.

    Thers really no mystical philosophy behind it. No hocus pocus. Cocaine might work wonders though.
     
  7. Horus Purple Belt

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    No such thing as fearlessness (unless you have mental health issues).

    Fear control is where its at. Try reading "Fear'' by Geoff Thompson and try immersion therapy that he suggests. Frequently exposing yourself to situations that scare you, will hold less fear for you over time.

    Other readings that are good are old samurai philosophies and 'meditate on death'.

    Good luck.
     
  8. JackLancewell Orange Belt

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    PCP should make you pretty fearless.
     
  9. rghtcrs4u Purple Belt

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    the more you spar the more confident you'll become in yourself and your skills... that confidence will in turn take presedence over any fear that you previously felt
     
  10. Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    You have to realize that anyone you fight is still human, and that you can hurt them. Then you just need to do it :D
     
  11. Adial Banned Banned

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    What are you scared of exactly? you gotta ask yourself that.
     
  12. NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    if you are not afraid of anything. i don't think you really have the will to live
     
  13. MadBodhi White Belt

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    Getting in there sparring and competing are #1.You'll gain confidence in your own power and ability.On a somewhat related note iv'e been in quite a few life threatening situations both man to man and man against nature and have experienced a huge adrenaline dump and the fabled 'tunnel vision'.Iv'e found that taking a deep breath and 'expanding' your chest,not physically per se but more mentally,helps clear your vision and steady you.It's hard to explain and I feel kind of stupid bringing it up like some wacky chi power stuff.But it's like you get a ball of energy in your chest that for lack of a better term I call fighting spirit and you take that and mentally expand it out.God I feel like a quack saying this.Maybe it's just me,I don't know.Another point made by famous firearms instructor Ken Hackathorn is that when people "freeze up' it's not neccesarily fear but of not knowing how to react.Mentally running exercises of various situations and how you would react as you go through your'e day helps.Not as much as sparring or physically acting out scenarios but it greases the groove so to speak.OK,now that i'll never be taken seriously on this site again I take my leave.
     
  14. clinchman Orange Belt

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    This is where ego comes into play for a lot of fighters.Dealing with fear/concern worry is a lot easier when your head is the size of Tito Ortiz (pun intended) and you convince yourself that you're this or that or whatever. A guy like Tank Abbot is probably much less aware of fear and whatnot because he thinks he's the best and if he loses he's always got "a reason" for it. So - I reccoment lots of sparring, or inflating your head.
     
  15. Maroli Brown Belt

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    I am always scared/nervous.

    What I am most scared of is failing and losing. That's what wins out.
     
  16. just spar at your gym dude. it's not like you're gonna die, pain's just temporary. and if you're scared of getting hurt, then condition yourself so you don't feel it as much. just don't go with that laughing asshole that's throwing hooks as hard as he can.
     
  17. codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    People who say they are not sacred or nervous when they are about to fight are full of shit. They are either lying, or have never been in an actual fight. Same goes for people who say they have never lost a fight. They are either lying, or they havnt been fighting anyone tough enough.

    It is your bodys natural reaction to be scared. Its your minds way of telling your body to be ready because you might get your ass kicked.
     
  18. kelticslob Orange Belt

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    Well what the fuck were you hoping for? A magic hand wrap technique that makes you fearless? A special kind of drug? Maybe drinking nothing but the tears of gypsies 2 days before fight time makes you fearless?

    Here's my tip for becoming fearless: grow some balls.
     
  19. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Watch the movie.
     
  20. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    fearless is when you focus on what you are going to do to your opponent, rather than what he is going to do to you.
     

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