Answer to your million dollar question us Coaches get ask every week.
When am I ready to fight? Answer simple: you’re ready when you want to fight. I had my first fight at 17 with couple of weeks notice, Tuesday night, school night and I told my parent I was going training but be home late. I wasn’t good, I didn’t run, I’d hardly spars, I didn’t cut weight, I didn’t care who and how old my opponent was, no head gear, no weight in, no doctor clearance – Now thinking about it, I was stupidly stubborn, but I want to fight in the ring.
What is my next step? Simple also: be consistency at training.
But I don’t feel ready? You will never feel ready. Doesn’t matter how many fights you already had you will never feel ready. You can ask any fighters from our gym. How they feel leading up to the fight? There’s always something not right – work busy, sore back, sore foot, sore everything, not getting enough sleep, dog sick, cat sick, hungry no energy, feeling scared, feeling down, feeling everything, everything too hard…..
Most people deal with their daily life on a cruise control by their Unconscious mind (or the unconscious) meaning: consists of the processes in the mind that occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memory, affect, and motivation.
Here is what I do with my training: focus on one session at the time, focus on my session goal, take away my feeling and be ready to deal with the pain.
On your way to training start focusing (consciously) what you need to do. During training do the best you can at that moment (consciously). After training while you still cooling down, chatting, stretching – think about
- how well you’ve done
- what not so good
- what need to improve for next time
- most important write in your training diary
Turn it off – that’s better things to do in life than just train e.g. take you partner out for a surprise dinner.
So still wonder you are ready to fight? Scroll page up and start again from – When am I ready to fight?
#brokenenglish but I think I got my points across…
Coach Kar Training