Is it alright to feel this way?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by sheikh_cardio, May 25, 2008.

  1. sheikh_cardio

    sheikh_cardio White Belt

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    Before a fight/match mma or wrestling, you feel kind of nervous like you have butterflies in your stomach. I know everyone has them but some people tell me that feeling is the same feeling that throws you off your game during the bout and messes with your mind frame.
     
  2. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    It's normal.

    It hinders your qability to perform only if you did not learn how to channel it.
     
  3. green_machine

    green_machine Orange Belt

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    Whenever I compete in a grappling tourney I'm always nervous. When I'm sitting there waiting for my match, my heart is beating and I'm really nervous, never really known why I get so worked up. I don't think it hinders my ability, because once I start grappling I forget about it.
     
  4. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    yes, it is actually chi. use your chi and destroy your opponent
     
  5. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    It happens to everyone. It's one of those things that the guys that want to go from "couch to the cage" don't get why they should enter grappling tourneys, smokers etc etc. You've got to learn to deal with those jitters.
     
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    Darksky Blue Belt

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    Normal
     
  7. Lug's Spear

    Lug's Spear Green Belt

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    If you train regularly and have faith in your technique then you shouldn't be nervous. At least this is how i feel when i'm sitting there bored waiting for my turn to roll. It could also be that i don't really care about the results, i just want to have some fun.
     
  8. Brian McLaughlin

    Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I don't buy that at all. If you are at a major competition which you've invested a lot into then you are going to be nervous regardless of how hard you train.

    My coach used to say to me, "If you aren't nervous then you don't care, and that's when you should worry"
     
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    eclipse Blue Belt

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    yeah man everyone gets nervous big time

    it never really goes away either

    but you just learn to deal with it, and if youve trained hard enough, when it comes your turn to compete, you will still be ready and you will know what to do.

    once the match starts nerves disappear as well.
     
  11. Nathan LaMontagne

    Nathan LaMontagne Amateur Fighter

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    actually from my experience
    my nervousness and tension has gotten worse over time
    but i think its do to the level i compete at now versus back then

    its actually gotten to the point i will actually throw up pre match or at least feel very nauseas

    it has helped and hindered

    sometimes it drains me and i cant think straight

    and sometimes it makes me a little looney
    which helps a bit in hindsight
     
  12. John Paul Borders

    John Paul Borders Amateur Fighter

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    I usually do better when im nurvous, its better to be a bit nervous than to underestimate your opponent or overly cocky.
     
  13. John Paul Borders

    John Paul Borders Amateur Fighter

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    I usually do better when im nervous, its better to be a bit nervous than to underestimate your opponent or being overly cocky.
     
  14. John Paul Borders

    John Paul Borders Amateur Fighter

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    I usually do better when im nervous, its better to be a bit nervous than to underestimate your opponent or being overly cocky.
     
  15. John Paul Borders

    John Paul Borders Amateur Fighter

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    I usually do better when im nervous, sometimes its bad and sometimes it helps
     
  16. John Paul Borders

    John Paul Borders Amateur Fighter

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    sorry bout that, wuick reply wasnt working and i clicked too much
     
  17. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    good advice ki/chi is the key to winning. How else would goku have been able to beat frieza?
     
  18. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    dude, your heart is beating... i would get that looked at... mine just sits there quiet in my chest
     
  19. sheikh_cardio

    sheikh_cardio White Belt

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    yes i know what you all mean maybe its a good thing.
     
  20. Keonici

    Keonici Green Belt

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    When i was wrestling at the beginning I was extremely nervous before any match or tournament, by my final year I never got nervous but before every match I would get myself worked up with an adrenaline rush by breathing right and pacing.
     

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