I started Butokukan karate in november. We started sparring in april. I never attack because of some weird unspoken fear of something but i don't know what. Any tips for attacking?
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The first thing is to not be afraid to get hit. That is the fear that keeps you from attacking. If you wait for your opponent then you are totally defensive and you are fighting his fight not your's. Create openings and move in to take advantage of them. Don't worry about getting hit, make it your goal to hit first, so even if you do get hit you have scored. Every time you can do this you will weaken your opponent's resolve and each successive hit will be easier to make. Now your opponent is on the defensive and is having to fight your fight.
Did anyone watch the rich franklin and silva fight on ufc if so who won?
Create an opening and enter it.
Focus on your timing and distancing.
Try to pull your opponent out of their comfort area and into yours.
Remain composed, if you maintain your composure whilst your attacker is flustered you have the advantage.
I usually do not attack first either. I try to make sparring as legit as possible and I would never attack first on the street ( the exception to this is if I am teaching someone than I will play the aggressor.)
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Remember what you've learned. If you get hit forget about it and and keep going. Keep your mind clear and pure, focus on whats important.
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First of all, your fear is probably not that of being hit, it is that of losing in a fight, which is every person's fear. No one likes to lose when their life or safety is at stake.
First of all, talk to your instructor. He/She will certainly have ideas and helpful thoughts for you that we cannot offer.
Second, focus not on the fight, but on trying your skills out. Don't think of your sparring buddy as an enemy, but as a helpful friend. (Who likes to try to hit you : ) ) Relax during the process of sparring. It's not a fight, it's teaching you how to fight.
Third, talk to whoever you're sparring with. If they're not a jerk, they'll help you.
Fourth: Practice at home. If you have a mirror, shadow box. See if your fear persists when there is no real opponent. It shouldn't, so practice on your aggression. Attack with a purpose, and the next time you spar, try to bring that fearlessness with you.
In summary, don't let the fear control you, and don't worry so much about not attacking, worry about the fear that stops you from attacking. It is the root of the problem. Practice where you have no fear, and then bring that to the classroom.
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