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Old 07-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #16
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In the opening I usually think about asserting my presence in the ring. Try to get the jab working.

Once we've exchanged some punches I am focused on giving more than I'm taking.

Aside from that, I just try to anticipate whats coming based on his habits.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:18 AM   #17
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I usually plan setting up a punch or a counter a few seconds in advance. When the pace is faster, more happens on instinct obviously, but I definitely find openings or strategize on how to make some while circling and jabbing. Lots of times I think of basic combinations or moves from famous fights/fighters which I incorporate into my understanding of the basics.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:00 AM   #18
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Anticipating what my opponent will do next so I can counter.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #19
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When sparring or competing? Sparring, depending on who I'm working with, I'll work on specific things and let the rest be automatic/reflexes.

In competition, sometimes things slow down so much I'll actually run through a catalog of things. For instance, I kept getting blasted with the right hand, and as my head snapped backward and my vision went to the rafters, I was thinking "dangit, how did I slip that before?" Then it would come back together.

My favorite part about sparring, or even competition, is that it's the one place I'm really at peace. There is nothing else in the world, and you get that intersection of trained reflexes and instinct working simultaneously.

Does anyone else get that almost "soothing" disconnect from the world when you're in the ring?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:10 PM   #20
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Jab and Look For The Right Hand

Follow your trainer around jabbing everytime he calls it out. The trainer should randomly lift up the rear mitt as he catches your jab. The moment you see the rear mitt lift when you land the jab, you should immediately follow-up with a right hand.

Does anybody do the mitts like this and see any big differences when sparring?
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:50 AM   #21
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Puss.

Bruce Lee said if u r thinking at all--u r ****ed.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:12 AM   #22
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I take the first round a little slower, maybe give it away but not always. During this period i think about my opponents reaction to my feints n my movement. what moves are opening him up. I fire long jabs to the body from distance so in the second i can work in a feint downstairs n blast upstairs. I look at how he throws his punches n where he opens up on offense so i can counter. In the second i pick it up and throw alot more combos and counter everything that he throws. I always try to be the last one to land a punch in a flurry. In the third alot of people come out hard cuz they know its the last round. I start the first part of the third round slow n counter n pot shot, then when he starts changes his pace i blast em till the bell rings
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #23
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I'll be returning to training in 3 weeks or so, and when I get back to sparring I'm going to experiment with thinking about a 'happy place' in the ring lol. Tropical island with ice caves, penguins, two naked models with suds on they booties, some good weed, entertaining midgets, monkeys and baboons and assorted primates, polar bears, extremely large-screen TV (in the ice cave) with continual streaming of awesome boxing fights, a cover band who can do any song exactly perfect playing 24/7, and so on. Just a very happy place.

I feel like this can't hurt my fighting at all and can only help. Or if it doesn't at least I'll be happy when I get ktfo...
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:32 AM   #24
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If you're thinking about something it means that whatever you're thinking about you haven't really learned yet... Everything should be automatic.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:51 PM   #25
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If you're thinking about something it means that whatever you're thinking about you haven't really learned yet... Everything should be automatic.
I'm pretty sure that includes EVERYONE in here.. hense the training forum... Noone in here is even close to having learned everything as most everyone in here is an amature or green pro. There is always steps to learn. Though things do become automatic NOONE in here fights without thinking. If they do, they are either BRAND NEW, or fighting for a world title soon
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:15 PM   #26
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One boxer enters the ring trying to memorize everything his trainer & friends tell him, "hands up, chin down, double jab, duck when you see a left hook, throw a right hand to counter a lazy jab"... the list goes on.
The other boxer goes into the ring with just simple instructions to "Just stay relaxed, keep the defense tight, look for the overhand right."
An interesting quote from the link i posted.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #27
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I'm pretty sure that includes EVERYONE in here.. hense the training forum... Noone in here is even close to having learned everything as most everyone in here is an amature or green pro. There is always steps to learn. Though things do become automatic NOONE in here fights without thinking. If they do, they are either BRAND NEW, or fighting for a world title soon
I see you don't understand... I didn't claim that anyone has learned everything, I said that whatever you're thinking about you haven't learned yet. Even if you have learned it and it's second nature if you consciously think about it while you're fighting you're going to struggle. Ever done amazing things in a sport while noone is looking then as soon as someone is watching you turn to rubbish? It's because you're thinking about what you're doing. If you have a basic understanding of the nervous system you'll know that when you repeat something enough it becomes automatic. Think about what you're going to do between rounds by all means, as soon as you're in action though you want a clear, relaxed mind and you'll do what you have to do. Ever had a great performance where it felt like you were possessed? Probably not judging by your lack of understanding but that's what happens when you're not trying to think about something. You can unlearn anything by thinking about it in the ring.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #28
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If you're thinking about something it means that whatever you're thinking about you haven't really learned yet... Everything should be automatic.
Good point, especially with boxing.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:48 AM   #29
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Owww my face hurts
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:47 AM   #30
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I see you don't understand... I didn't claim that anyone has learned everything, I said that whatever you're thinking about you haven't learned yet. Even if you have learned it and it's second nature if you consciously think about it while you're fighting you're going to struggle. Ever done amazing things in a sport while noone is looking then as soon as someone is watching you turn to rubbish? It's because you're thinking about what you're doing. If you have a basic understanding of the nervous system you'll know that when you repeat something enough it becomes automatic. Think about what you're going to do between rounds by all means, as soon as you're in action though you want a clear, relaxed mind and you'll do what you have to do. Ever had a great performance where it felt like you were possessed? Probably not judging by your lack of understanding but that's what happens when you're not trying to think about something. You can unlearn anything by thinking about it in the ring.
That makes alot better sense lol. My bad, I agree to this up to the point where ur not thinking about what you do. I think even if you've learned how to look for things in a fight you are still always gonna look and think about it in the sense that your not gonna see the same thing from 2 seperate fighter.. the question in the thread is what do you think about in the ring. My first post is my answer, but by yours i didnt catch an actual direct answer
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