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Old 08-29-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default How do I be braver in the ring?

Before sparring I'm nervous and afraid of getting hurt or KO'd. So, that translates into my behavior in the ring. I don't engage my opponent as hard as I should, and sometimes if they try to get agressive on me and come forward I'll end up running away out of instincts, clinching, or wrestling. When I do decide to engage, I actually hurt some of my opponents(like my HW partner today), but I don't do it enough and I can't get over my fears or being emotional in the ring. How can I stop this and be braver? I get hit more out of being afraid. I never got into street fights before I started boxing and I'd always go out of my way to not get in fights and avoid my problems. Now, it's coming back to haunt me. Any advice besides trying to man up more?
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Experience.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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Give it time, its not bravery your after anyhow its more of a smarter faster sharper kinda look your looking for.
once you have learned how to relax in there beleive me it will be so much easier you will be seeing holes left and right and when that happens if your then sharper smarter and faster your going to have fun in there...
The key is keep doing it and learn to relax not too relax but enough in which you know what your doing there and why your there.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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Learn how to move your head and block/parry the punches. Once you have confidence in your ability to not get hit it will be easier for you to engage fully
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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The more time you spar/fight the less nervous you will be, I promise.

Just give it time.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the advice. I'll definitely keep it up in my boxing training.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:41 AM   #7
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Once you've taken a fair amount of beatings you'll start having thoughts like "it can't ever be worse than that one time." You'll start to accept the fact that you're going to get hit some and that it isn't that bad. Everyone experiences the "zomg i'm kinda getting spooked and it's making things even worse" stage.

Sounds like your problem is just that you're relatively new to sparring. The nerves beforehand won't really go away though, nor should they.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:00 AM   #8
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It's a given you're gonna got hit, but it's not a given you're going to get hurt.

Just keep sparring and keep taking beatings and try and learn from them. One day, you'll get so sick of getting beaten up, and it'll click. Try and ignore your natural instincts as much as possible, because they won't help you. It's your boxing instincts and your ring savvy that'll help you.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:52 AM   #9
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:14 AM   #10
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im 15 and always spar with older people. You will be brave once you box so u dont get hit. I would be just like you, until i got my first beating. After that i would be more aggressive but dont forget your sparring not fighting. Sparring is to learn from eachother not show whos better
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #12
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #13
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it's true, the best way to grow more comfortable is to do it tons. See if your body can handle sparring 3 days a week for a while. After about a month, you wont even care anymore.

(normally I would only recommend sparring twice a week. 3 times can be a bit too much punishment).
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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Ah, my first beatdown....(tenderly rubs nose)
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:26 PM   #15
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By just keep getting in there.
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