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    Your corner does not need to yell at you.

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    This is a thing that kind of irked me anyway. But I thought that I was overly sensitive.

    But during our fight night and having the discussion with a very experienced cornerman. I have come to the conclusion that this is the norm rather than me being the exeption.

    Now I know it seems natural for the corner to start trying to fire up their fighter to better results. Sometimes to a ridiculous degree. (stories of coaches bouncing fighters heads off walls)

    But it is not the most sensible approach.

    You get one minute to try to rest and reset your mind for the next round. You cannot do that if you are enduring some sort of screaming match with your own team.

    If the guy you are fighting who has been punching you has not fired you up being yelled at wont do ****.

    Likewise being told in the last round that you have to knock guys out dosen't do much good either.

    Otherwise. This is not the UFC you dont have to be there if you don't want to. You are supposed to be having fun.

    So corners. No need to yell.
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    Most of the famously good corner guys in the UFC aren't particularly famous for yelling, are they? Maybe yelling during the round to influence judges, but I can't think of a time that a corner guy in a major event just hollered at their guy and tried to rile them up.

    Either way, I agree.

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    I agree. If anything they should be getting them less amped up and prime them for thinking tactically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
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    This is a thing that kind of irked me anyway. But I thought that I was overly sensitive.

    But during our fight night and having the discussion with a very experienced cornerman. I have come to the conclusion that this is the norm rather than me being the exeption.

    Now I know it seems natural for the corner to start trying to fire up their fighter to better results. Sometimes to a ridiculous degree. (stories of coaches bouncing fighters heads off walls)

    But it is not the most sensible approach.

    You get one minute to try to rest and reset your mind for the next round. You cannot do that if you are enduring some sort of screaming match with your own team.

    If the guy you are fighting who has been punching you has not fired you up being yelled at wont do ****.

    Likewise being told in the last round that you have to knock guys out dosen't do much good either.

    Otherwise. This is not the UFC you dont have to be there if you don't want to. You are supposed to be having fun.

    So corners. No need to yell.
    Ironically I almost never yell at my fighters during a fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    Ironically I almost never yell at my fighters during a fight.
    Yeah, if they are properly prepared, there isn't much to yell other than encouragement, if that.

    I love judo coaches who are constantly yelling technical advice to their students during matches.

    Of course, I'm guilty of doing it myself, LOL, but I try to only do so when absolutely necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Yeah, if they are properly prepared, there isn't much to yell other than encouragement, if that.

    I love judo coaches who are constantly yelling technical advice to their students during matches.

    Of course, I'm guilty of doing it myself, LOL, but I try to only do so when absolutely necessary.
    In my first competition I was going while my coaches were working with the younger judoka and I will fully admit it sucked. Even if it wouldn't have increased my success it would have been nice to hear a familiar voice encouraging me while I got dropped on my head (literally) repeatedly. But screaming instructions wouldn't have helped me succeed any more than I did I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    I love judo coaches who are constantly yelling technical advice to their students during matches.
    I for one always love the advice that people be yelling at me while I am rolling....they may as well just be yelling win the fucking match, cause most of the goddamn time I am already trying to do what they are yelling good job of giving my opponent a heads up.

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    As anyone who has ever tried to move a couch up a flight of stairs knows, the English language is woefully inadequate to the task of describing movement. Advice like "Turn your left arm towards him!" and whatnot is rendered all but useless by it's own multitudinous means of execution.
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    Goodlun, you make an excellent point. I constantly listen to my opponents' coaches. It's a big reason the school I'm going to coaches in Japanese. Less chance the other side will figure out what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    As anyone who has ever tried to move a couch up a flight of stairs knows, the English language is woefully inadequate to the task of describing movement. Advice like "Turn your left arm towards him!" and whatnot is rendered all but useless by it's own multitudinous means of execution.
    "Cut the angle" is my favorite quote in the situation described above. What? WTF am I supposed to do with that?

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