eh okay, real reply.
Have your gameplan running in your head (You do have a gameplan right) Focus, Take a deep breath, relax, Tell yourself you're going to execute it, and when the bell rings. Do your best.
FLYING KNEE ATTACK!
you usually attack the guy with the gloves on. what kind of question is this? what happens after you flush the toilet? what happens after you crash your bike? it depends on the person but i would hope any fighter would be focused and pumped at the same time. you go into fight mode.
:icon_chee I am trying to be proactive in learning
Once the bell rings, understand that it's not practice anymore.
You will have to try to hurt the other guy while not getting too hurt in the process.
In my first fight I was kind of dazed when the bell rang and the guy I fought just jumped forward and low-kicked me, that definitely woke me up.
Keep your eyes on his chest, dont paw jabs or do soft kicks, and breathe.
Nobody does well when they first start sparring.
But as far as what you are supposed to do? Hit the other guy hard, while trying not to get hit hard yourself. Thats it. Thats what everything in the gym you are doing right now is trying to achieve such as the shadow boxing and the heavybag. The second part ( not getting hit) is something you will develop as you spar more and your coach teaches you more defensive moves.
You want to get a repertoire of moves that you can use in different situations, and mix them up for different situations. For example, if your opponent is parrying your jab really well, you can double jab, or fake jab. If he rushes, you circle out to the right, etc. If you notice that he extends his hand too far when he tries to parry your jab, you fake jab and throw a hook around his hand. This is only after you can do things like keep your chin down, your hands up, and your stance well balanced. Those are the fundamental "strategies."
Anytime you spar, focus on something. For example, try to parry every jab that your opponent throws. Once you get really good at that, keep doing it, but focus on something new, like slipping the cross or blocking the low kick. More than likely though, if you are just starting out, you should just focus on keeping your chin tucked, your hands up, and having good foot movement.
Well...the reason why I am asking this is because I am great doing all the bag work, shadow box. then...when it come to sparring,especially with my instructor, i just froze.
I have my glove up and we seem to be just dancing:icon_chee i was circling away from his power leg and either I play the wait and see game or just jab first, cross and a low leg attack and then i find myself repeating the same attack over and over again.:icon_neut