Competition tips?

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by r34.david, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. r34.david

    r34.david Valued Member

    Im competing on sundays and getting a lot more nervous then my first competition!

    Trying to stay calm however i feel like i have to live up to my standard and get the gold medal

    trying to stay focused any tips?
  2. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    Put a lemon peel in your mouth when you compete. The chewing tobacoo may work but I have never tried it.

    You need to have a "plan'. Try to stick to your plan and don't change it (You may change it after tournament if it doesn't work).

    Offense is the best defense.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  3. Sketco

    Sketco Banned Banned

    1. Eat a a banana and an apple about a half hour beforehand - This makes sure you have a good blood sugar level for energy and potassium in your system so your muscles don't cramp. The food will be about half digested after a half hour. You won't be so full that you're impaired nor so hungry you're impaired.

    2. Play some high speed video games - the first version of unreal tournament is perfect for this. You can ramp up the speed to 200%. It will teach you to really relax under high speed and high pressure.

    3. Have a ritual - For university exams I tie a yellow bandana around my head. When your thoughts are stormy your little ritual will be a rock and and island in the middle of it. Do something the same before every competition whether it's listening to the same song every time, playing your instrument of choice, or whatever. Just do it the same. It will give you a point of focus and concentration.

    4. Learn to play music in your head - You know when you get music stuck playing in your head? You can do it on purpose. Pick that song you know well. You know the one that makes you feel like a boss? It's hard not to feel awesome when you have Kashmir or Sympathy for the Devil playing between your ears.

    5. Develop a competition mindset - One of the reasons for the ritual, the same music, the headband is to enable you to slip into a more combative attitude. When you walk into the ring you should look and feel like you're going to eat your opponent.
  4. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Some good advice given, but the most important advice you can take is that from your trainer also. Listen to what he says and have trust in him otherwise it is all a waste of time. :)
  5. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    hit him more than he hits you ;)
  6. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

  7. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

    Good luck
  8. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Start kicking when the bout starts and don't stop until the ref stops you.
  9. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

    Do remember to box also!
  10. r34.david

    r34.david Valued Member

    Thanks for the advice guys :) Came third. Got a shot at the british points title.
  11. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

  12. 6footgeek

    6footgeek Meow

    Skyrim theme...






    Finishing knee.
  13. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Just remember to....

    FUS... RO... DAH!!!!!!!
  14. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    As someone who's been in over 100 competitions, you'll learn from every match win or lose. Just keep looking forward and the more comps you compete in the better you'll get. One of the two main reasons I quit was due to a knee injury. Its a young person's game.
  15. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Are you trying to call me old? :D
  16. finite monkey

    finite monkey Thought Criminal

    If you can get the fights video'd you can realy learn from the footage, and if you post them on MAP the more experianced MAPppers are realy generous with help and advice
  17. ammieleigh

    ammieleigh New Member

    relax and breathe. be well rested and eat well. Good luck!!!
  18. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Watching videos of your opponents fights are a good idea aswell.
  19. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    You will need to have plan. In the following clip, the guy used the same combo twice successfully within 15 seconds. That's pre-plan and not just luck.

    [ame=""]Sanshou 6 - YouTube[/ame]

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