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6/21/06 7:02 PM
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Edited: 21-Jun-06
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A few things I have noticed on a few occassions when a "fight" breaks out during or after a bout because of a bad call or a foul, etc... 1. There is no pacing that is present when they are fighting in the contest. 2. There technical level seems to diminish some. 3. The attacks are primarily strikes. Any thoughts on this? Thanks, Shane
6/22/06 10:03 AM
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Edited: 22-Jun-06
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Shane, The fact that you noticed this is a great thing. There is a difference between the sport and the street. Their mind set changed. One guy did something that was out of line. The other guy got indignant. And as you noticed they then became less technical. This is the injection of indignation on one guys part and the reaction to it from the other guy. That?s what we study. It?s the pressure cooker theory. We train for that moment. The sudden ambush (attack) from the one who is pissed off was fueled by some prior action. This will cause the other to flinch in some way (if he is aware it?s coming). Now if that flinch can be converted because he has been there many times before, he?s back in the fight a lot sooner. It?s like anything else, the more we do it the better we become at it. This type of thing does not happen that often. If it did, we would be use to it because we can recognize the pre-contract cues sooner, therefor responding sooner. So why not train for that moment, for that sudden ambush attack with all the emotions and flinching going on?
6/22/06 7:04 PM
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Edited: 22-Jun-06 07:05 PM
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A few other points that came to mind were that emotion/rage and "out of control" anger make one resort to their "Primal Nature" (Caveman-like). The best example I can think of to illustrate this is the character "Jake the Muss" in the New Zealand movie "Once Were Warriors". Fighters agree to a bout in advance and agree to the rules of engagement - when one fighter steps outside of that agreement mid-fight, it makes sense that it might enrage the other fighter. That said, striking is much more primal than grappling, which is largely technical. And even striking becomes much more primitive in the face of emotion - unless you've trained in that realm. Have a look at the emotional motion drill described under the thread "do you suffer from this?". Trevor

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