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LetsgetSAVAGE
02-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Ok well I decided to post this because I need help.

I am having trouble sparring and I need some words of wisdom.
so if your gonna just come in here and say " just quit " or flame just get the **** out and stop wasting your time


ok so here is a list

1. I get really nervous like during the week I think about it and Im like ok Im not scared but when my trainer puts me in there I just get nervous and don't think.

2. I often put my head down when I spar and just get beat up on, I know your never supose to take your eyes of your target but when I get punched my eyes get all watery and red and such.

3. When I get in there how do I work with somebody? I always end up getting in there with somebody at least 15-30lb heavier then me. I just go in there and box them ( thats my specialty xD ) but it always seems like there just beating my ass no matter how hard I hit them.

ok post away guys

g0tcha
02-18-2009, 04:02 PM
how long have you been sparring? i know ive sparring only a few times and im still not used to getting punched in the face completely because i dont do it as often as i would like. if your still new to it then your still fighting your natural instinct. when you get put in a situation like that you either panic and cover up and protect or you run away. its just a matter of teaching your mind to just deal with it because you'll never see whats coming if you panic after getting hit. usually takes me getting hit a few times to get used to it again and then i start to watch a lot more and it gets easier. just keep at it and you should get used to it.

LetsgetSAVAGE
02-18-2009, 04:12 PM
Iv been training for a year in april, Iv only sparred 5 or 6 times lol that might be why but idk. my technique and skill is great its just when I spar It feels like I cant put anything together and I just end up feeling stupid

g0tcha
02-18-2009, 04:18 PM
thats your problem. ive sparred maybe that many times as well with huge gaps in between. you have to spar on a daily basis or atleast 1+ times a week. if you want to, then youll get used to it. if you cant push yourself to get used to it then you never will. keep sparring and im sure youll get used to it. the reason why you cant put anything together is because your in fight of flight mode and your panicking. once your not afraid to get hit then your mind will clear up and you can use your technique.

LetsgetSAVAGE
02-18-2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks bro, I really appreciate the help/advice. Yeah I sparred 5 or 6 times and it was all really spaced out (months?) but Il be sure to tell my trainer that he should deff put me in. I mean I know I can get over it, It feels like I cant because I don't spar that much.

g0tcha
02-18-2009, 04:33 PM
for sure. keep us updated on your progress. also after spars i like to think about what i could have done better. if they allow it maybe even record your spar sessions. like my one friend would catch me with uppercuts a lot, and like you, i was still a little panicky when getting hit so i never countered the uppercuts aside from blocking them. i realized after thinking about it i should have either blocked it with my right arm and came back with a left hook after the touch or tap it away with my left hand and catch him with a straight. good luck happy sparring

jowiesicario
02-18-2009, 05:40 PM
brother...u gotta spar 3 day at the week ..or 2...
ok when u get in there in understad that u get a little nervus,BUT dont think just look at sumthing and thing in other ****,ok when stard sparing when u get hit dont do that just moves,use ur feets.movin around him not back....this like play.i tpuch u u don touch me,MOVE MOVE trow.if he got you **** it hold him by his neck lol.don let him know that ur like no more,NO u are like mother****er u dont gonna touch me..BUT i'll tell u ,u need sparing a lot..more sparin,more fights,u will see the diferent/that what u make u FIGHTS ur learn of then of the experiences.NO of the exercises..thats for u condiction no for ur style and deal in the ring...try diferent styles.try diferent **** in the spar seccion one of then gonna make u better and better if u try to be better but u do that sparing!!
im going pro this year i got alotta experiences,like 3000,000 spar seccion.3 day at week...30 fights amateure. and when i was a litter kid i used to put the gloves in the streets.and fight them olders guys than mee..see what made me??
sorry for my english in puertorican not from here

LetsgetSAVAGE
02-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the advice man, good luck with going professional I hope I get to say the same thing one day =].

oh and its ok that, its kind of readable I got the jist of it

right2die
02-18-2009, 06:11 PM
best bet is to do it almost everyday. i would spar about 3-5 times a week if i could. it wasnt always long either. sometimes only for 1 round. but the more you're inthere the easyer it gets. stay with it man. you'll be alright so long as you have the heart to stay in it.

Del Coqui
02-18-2009, 08:31 PM
dont you have fun sparring? your inexperienced, that's your only problem, get someone to record your sparring on a cell phone or something and see your progress. stay in the gym.

AztecWanker
02-18-2009, 08:40 PM
dont you have fun sparring? your inexperienced, that's your only problem, get someone to record your sparring on a cell phone or something and see your progress. stay in the gym.

Right on.

Your problem is that you think too much, HAVE FUN my dude! The more you spar the better you get, simple as that. Since outboxing people is your forte, focus on just landing shots and moving, don't try anything spectacular just get used to being in the ring. Also, try convincing your trainer to let you spar against guys you can beat, that always helps. Don't quit, you'll get to a point where all you want to do is just spar.

Sadler
02-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Iv been training for a year in april, Iv only sparred 5 or 6 times lol that might be why but idk. my technique and skill is great its just when I spar It feels like I cant put anything together and I just end up feeling stupid

No wonder youre nervous then if you've only sparred a couple of times. If you've trained 9-10 months and only sparred 5 or 6 times theres either something up with the coach or something up with you. You'll be ok when you get used to it.

cusd'amatokid
02-19-2009, 05:28 PM
just do it more often, i started sparing at 14 and now turned 16 and i started sparring guys btw 20-30 bigger,faster,stronger ect but the more u do it itll just be routine, and u wont think bout much. butterflies are natural if u get them before sparring, i still do but it doesnt stop me
good luck

Landon S
02-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Ok well I decided to post this because I need help.

I am having trouble sparring and I need some words of wisdom.
so if your gonna just come in here and say " just quit " or flame just get the **** out and stop wasting your time


ok so here is a list

1. I get really nervous like during the week I think about it and Im like ok Im not scared but when my trainer puts me in there I just get nervous and don't think.

2. I often put my head down when I spar and just get beat up on, I know your never supose to take your eyes of your target but when I get punched my eyes get all watery and red and such.

3. When I get in there how do I work with somebody? I always end up getting in there with somebody at least 15-30lb heavier then me. I just go in there and box them ( thats my specialty xD ) but it always seems like there just beating my ass no matter how hard I hit them.

ok post away guys

1)I used to get nervous if I knew I was going to have to spar one of the heavyweights at the gym (I'm light middle xD). The way I dealt with it was by studying the last couple hours before I hit the gym. Id just fight to keep my concentration away from boxing.

2)This might sound dickish but it isnt meant to be, keep your eyes on them and you wont get hit as much, youll be able to cover up/counter/move. One thing I never see new guys do is practice covering up (properly) by itself and after combinations and they usually get hit alot.

3)You could ask them (after normal sparring of course) if theyd throw certain combinations at you while you block and try to counter.