The first beating is always magical. This helps break egos that may exist. If you have someone who thinks their hot ****, and they not, beating them may destroy their ego, but some people it does not.
Originally Posted by bobyclumsyninja
I remember the first time I sparred a boxer. I got my ass handed to me, mainly because I'm not use to fighting just using my hands. I enjoyed it very much. A semi bloddy nose for a week is always fun.
I found that after a good beating I find things I could have done better, which helps. Two things you can do help you with egos. Don't let beatings be a let down, think of it has a learning process.
Another thing I found is to video tape fights. This way you will have a visual reference to look at and you can see from another angle what you were doing wrong. That I found to help me a lot of my training. Also it doesn't hurt to have someone (Preferably someone who knows what they are doing) watch you spar. This way someone else can give you advice as to what to improve.
A thing I also found to be helpful is finding a sparring partner who will let you know when you make mistakes after you are doing sparring.
i'm definitely right there with you. i've been taking muay thai for about 4 or 5 months and boxing for about 2 months. although we don't sparr yet in the boxing classes, i always get frustrated when i sparr against more experienced guys in MT. I know that every shot I land should be a victory but it's never good enough for me. i don't know what it is about sparring with guys..but i just want to be able to rip them to pieces. Much like myself, you just need to learn to chill out and focus on technique as opposed to power. Also - someone mentioned sparring with more experienced people. This is something I have been doing before and / or after class
Originally Posted by streanor
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