Martial Arts Planet



Go Back   Martial Arts Planet » Articles and Reviews » Mixed Martial Arts Articles
Supporting Members MAP Shop Banned User List Terms of Service

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 27-Feb-2017, 12:40 PM
Frodocious's Avatar
Frodocious Frodocious is offline
She who MUST be obeyed!


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The Pegasus Galaxy
Age: 43
Posts: 12,735
Nice article, Chadderz.
__________________
"The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.
Sir Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 27-Feb-2017, 09:22 PM
Smaug97 Smaug97 is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 120
Great article man- i have no intention of competing in mma just yet but these articles you're writing are really goood at showing me what to expect when i do get to that level.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 27-Feb-2017, 09:27 PM
Giovanni Giovanni is offline
nefarious editor
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,342
great article chadderz, as always.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 28-Feb-2017, 12:54 PM
ned's Avatar
ned ned is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Age: 49
Posts: 1,085
Well written - insightful and very readable. Good luck with the next fight.
__________________
When I analyse the stance,to me it makes a lot of sense.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 28-Feb-2017, 12:55 PM
Chadderz's Avatar
Chadderz Chadderz is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 8,809
Cheers everyone. Any advice or critique? Could always do with something.
__________________
Amateur MMA record 6-2-0

My Blog about combat sports
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-Mar-2017, 05:33 PM
BahadZubu BahadZubu is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 82
Great article. I love the part about being cool headed and respectful. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-Mar-2017, 06:19 PM
Chadderz's Avatar
Chadderz Chadderz is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 8,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by BahadZubu View Post
Great article. I love the part about being cool headed and respectful. Thanks!
I saw a few amateurs doing the douche bag maneuvers. It's really not worth it unless you're a pro trying to sell something.
__________________
Amateur MMA record 6-2-0

My Blog about combat sports
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-Mar-2017, 07:14 PM
Unreal Combat's Avatar
Unreal Combat Unreal Combat is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bangkok
Age: 37
Posts: 2,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chadderz View Post
How you celebrate is entirely up to you.
After fight care is also something worth touching on also.

A medic should come and see you after your fight. This is normal. Once adrenaline wears off you will feel your bumps and bruises. That's normal too. Congratulations, you graduated. Welcome to fight club. If you feel like rubbish, see a medic without hesitation. Don't try and man up to look big in front of your supporters, it's your health at risk when you get in the ring, not theirs. Live to fight another day and all that. If you feel bad or worried about any injury after the fight, see your Doctor or go to the NHS. Again, don't hesitate. You may know your own body but some of the more serious injuries can creep up on you without you ever realizing.

Take some food with you for after the fight, a pack of sandwiches, some crisps, a chocolate bar, etc. Make sure you drink a lot of water after your fight as you'll be dehydrated (especially in five round plus striking bouts). Energy drinks are ok too, but primarily you want water and food. Don't go straight to the bar and down several pints without hydrating. I've witnessed first hand fighters do that then go faint afterwards due to dehydration. Your constitution for alcohol will not be that high (assuming you've had a clean camp) so tread carefully.

If you're in the UK, a high percentage of amateur shows tend to be held on Sundays where venues are cheaper to rent out. If you have a good boss it is worth taking the Monday after off if required to rest up. For some it's good to have a day of reflection, feasting and resting after what's been a tough camp. For most who are competing for their first time I do recommend doing this. You won't know how you feel until after you've done it. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Some things may scare you a little. Good. The fight game is serious business, not a schoolyard scuffle, and it should be treated as such. Train well, listen to your corner team, keep your guard up, look after yourself properly after the fight and you'll be just fine.

Last edited by Unreal Combat; 12-Mar-2017 at 07:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 15-Mar-2017, 11:42 AM
kandi's Avatar
kandi kandi is online now
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 96
Thanks Chadderz. This reads really well.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 15-Mar-2017, 11:51 AM
Chadderz's Avatar
Chadderz Chadderz is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 8,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by kandi View Post
Thanks Chadderz. This reads really well.
Cheers Kandi! (:

@UC don't want to quote you because it's so long but yeah, you're spot on. I also got a bit of feedback about the actual fight itself.
__________________
Amateur MMA record 6-2-0

My Blog about combat sports
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 15-Mar-2017, 06:10 PM
Unreal Combat's Avatar
Unreal Combat Unreal Combat is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bangkok
Age: 37
Posts: 2,570
I'm of the opinion feedback should be given in the gym. Fighters should be focused on recovery after, not their performance. Every coach has their own method mind.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 15-Mar-2017, 08:25 PM
Chadderz's Avatar
Chadderz Chadderz is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 8,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unreal Combat View Post
I'm of the opinion feedback should be given in the gym. Fighters should be focused on recovery after, not their performance. Every coach has their own method mind.
Oh no, I mean people also asked that I write about actually being in the fight too I agree with you (:
__________________
Amateur MMA record 6-2-0

My Blog about combat sports
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 15-Apr-2017, 06:50 PM
wonglongwingchu's Avatar
wonglongwingchu wonglongwingchu is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 42
nice advice

good advice. Hopefully i get one under my belt soon. Thanks mate
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 15-Apr-2017, 07:22 PM
Chadderz's Avatar
Chadderz Chadderz is offline
Valued Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Age: 26
Posts: 8,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonglongwingchu View Post
good advice. Hopefully i get one under my belt soon. Thanks mate
Good luck! What arts are you studying just now?
__________________
Amateur MMA record 6-2-0

My Blog about combat sports
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 15-Apr-2017, 07:35 PM
Simon's Avatar
Simon Simon is offline
The Bulldog



 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kent, England
Age: 51
Posts: 17,609
I think Chadderz should have a publisher tag.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.