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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ACR4V3N, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. ACR4V3N

    ACR4V3N Blue Belt

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    Im decent at MT, Ive got the ability for the most part to hit the guy in the face. I just dont have the guts. Ill be just about to hit him and stop, cause I dont want to hit him in the face. So right before im about to attack im sittin there thinkin and get waled on. Any ideas on how to fix this? Cause im getting beat down by not hitting.
     
  2. meng_mao

    meng_mao this belt has flava

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    Toughen up, bud. Take a look at your own quote in your profile.
    If you tap him on the forehead, it's barely going to hurt him.
     
  3. -V-MuayThai-V-

    -V-MuayThai-V- Banned Banned

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    spar with people better than you, you won't feel as bad about hitting them
     
  4. JooJitzoo

    JooJitzoo White Belt

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    I had the same problem. I really didn't want to hurt people.

    But this in perspective: Can you take a few hits? When you get beat up do you blame the other guy? No. Guess what? He feels the same way.
     
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    Rudy Richter Amateur Fighter

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    LMAO... no shit dude. Maybe if you hit the other guy, life wouldn't be better if you aren't boxing!
     
  6. furious_styles

    furious_styles White Belt

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    Take up music
     
  7. The Gubbinz

    The Gubbinz Banned Banned

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    Take it up the ass...

    Just assert your dominance over him. This is a war of male pride.
     
  8. beatin'stick

    beatin'stick Blue Belt

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    Dude, that's kinda funny, because I have always hated streetfights and wanted out and felt really uncomfortable, but sparring.......no prob.

    Hey, he came to class, he put on the headgear, he put on the gloves, he put in the mouthpiece, he put on the cup, he warmed up, and he walked out on the floor. He expects to get hit, hit him. This is a mental block left over from when your mom told you over and over, "don't hit!", but this is not a violent assault on an innocent person aimed at victimizing them in a cowardly way! This is two willing competitors/training partners helping each other improve...
    Go for it.
     
  9. Soulfly

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    Haha, I've always been the same way.
     
  10. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    i had the same problem. untill i started sparring with one of my buddies i knew (away from boxing) and he helped me calm down and stuff. try sparring with a good buddy or something, it helped me.
     
  11. teamvovchanchyn

    teamvovchanchyn Blue Belt

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    Seems to me your just timid man, that'll get better with time. Look at it as a sport, thats all.
    good luck
     
  12. Ayin

    Ayin Black Belt

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    take some time to calm yourself down before starting, get your head straight, and talk to your partner, make sure he is feeling okay and wants to go, and assure yourself that he is of equal or greater skill than you. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to wail on someone who isn't as good as you.
     
  13. myrtle

    myrtle Yellow Belt

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    i think some ppl are afraid of hitting there opponent because the feel they might end up gettin beaten harder by there more skilled opponent, however this is stupid, you'll learn so much moore by actually having to defend yourself and i find it frustrating to spar someone who never are "on you" someone that just hit like 1-2 cm in front of my face, i wont learn muh and my opponent sure wont...just BRING IT ON!!! /the guy in a weehlchair in family guy
     
  14. ACR4V3N

    ACR4V3N Blue Belt

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    I dont have a problem getting hit, nor do I freak out, im actually to calm if you ask me and that might be a part of the problem.
    I have no problem punching someone in a street fight, but when it comes time to punch a friend in the face its harder. Another thing is that when I first started sparring every time I tryed to hit someone I got hit back alot. That might have something to do with it.
     

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