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    Overthinking when sparring

    Hey guys total noob here. I recently started Muay Thai, actually i am acouple of months in. I just have this tendency to overthink my actions and my opponents actions when sparring causing a certain delay in my reactions. Now I don;t have the same problem in Kali during weapons sparring and I seem to be doing Ok when rolling too so it;s kind of weird. Is it because I am just new to MT? will it just go away? any tips guys? Thanks
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    Is head movement worked on in your MT school? If so, just drill head movement and combos (shadowboxing) ad nauseum in your free time and as permitted by class. Then, when you spar, just get into your rhythm. Donīt think about the sparring aspect, just start bobbing and weaving, and throwing combinations. Constantly drive forward and remain active. This should help you get accustomed to the training.
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    i really think that those who can't get their head around the bowing thing (because their angry sky daddy will punish them) don't deserve judo. life is full of choices, and if your bronze age superstitions are holding you back, so be it.
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    Overthinking when you're new to a martial art is very common. The number one solution is to train and drill more so the unfamiliar movements become automatic. Automatic equals no thinking, just pure reaction.

    Go to class often, drill with intent and the problem will most likely go away.
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    Thanks man. It is allowed I guess I am just a bit too worried about form at time. You're right though I guess rhythm is the key.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    Overthinking when you're new to a martial art is very common. The number one solution is to train and drill more so the unfamiliar movements become automatic. Automatic equals no thinking, just pure reaction.

    Go to class often, drill with intent and the problem will most likely go away.


    Thanks. More drills and more practice. I guess I was just too worried about form at times. I willl do my best to adjust.
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    No one has told you not to focus on form, rather that form will come second nature with practice. If you are new to the form of the technique, ask your partner if they will do some light sparring where you don't hit very hard. This allows you to focus on form, timing, footwork, range, etc while not under the pressure of medium to high contact sparring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    i really think that those who can't get their head around the bowing thing (because their angry sky daddy will punish them) don't deserve judo. life is full of choices, and if your bronze age superstitions are holding you back, so be it.
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