How much difference when your angry?
Personally, I'm a pushover kickboxing...all gangly legs and arms...but when I'm pissed...I'm pretty dangerous, and my retard strength kicks in.
How much difference does it make to you? And what gets you the most pissed? I get the worst when someone torpedoes my show....wherever it may be....just burns me up.
p.s. yeah Lebell, I know, I know....don't let some fool step on ur clogs, or it's on.
Funny I actually have a hard time sparring(kick boxing)without getting a little pissed off inside. However its just the opposite when grappling. Leg kicks piss me right the f@ck off.
You wouldn't like to see me angry...
I always find that when I wrestle while angry, I use up energy too quickly. And that's what it boils down to. The short term investment of using up all my energy at once just to get myself angry enough to make any appreciable difference in my effective strength never seems to pay off for me.
I usually find myself better off waiting around for an oppertunity to use my strength optimally.
Case and point...
YouTube - Tough Match
The guy was stronger than I was, and my original plan to try throwing him to his back didn't go over well as you can see. The only reason I was able to win in the end was because he gassed out towards the end, and I still had a little energy left in my tank that i was able to use when it mattered.
If I had taken the approach of trying to get myself angry just to temporarily get a boost in strength from the adrenaline rush, I probably would have ended up losing.
When im angry I would say i am significantly stronger, faster and i can take more punishment... I think it happens to everyone. Unfortunately it also limits my ability to think clearly and i take stupid chances, i forget to keep my hands up, i swing wildly... and that's a great way to get KTFO. I try to keep emotion out of it, or under control until im in a dominant position. Hell if you make it to mount... hulk out and swing away.
edit: oh for what pisses me off.. when someone tries to low blow me or "accidently poke me in the eye"... something like that. Thats a great way to encourage me to hold on to the RNC an extra second or two... and its gonna be hella tighter.
I usualy dont' lose my composure. When I get angry I still think straight, but I am more cruel as to what I do to somebody/on the street/. I never get angry at a person I train with, just no point to it.
"A Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression. The dark side are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight." - Yoda
Last edited by Neildo; 8/06/2008 12:11am at .
I can't roll for **** when I'm angry. Learning that relaxing while rolling = much more success was a pretty important turning point for me, actually. I couldn't say it would work the same for me in striking practice; I'm way too much of a noob at it to have gotten pissed.
Just to take a wild guess at the reasons, I'd say maybe your mind pares down the number of options you can call up from memory when it becomes stressed so our ancestors could call up a simple response like running?
yeah what he said
Originally Posted by Neildo
In my life I have always done poorly while fighting very angry and very drunk.
Now every time I have been put in a situation were the fear of god was put into me....I will light you up like a Christmas tree then knock you the **** out like a power outage. Fear is natures way of getting man out of a jam, and cowardice is it's way of avoiding one. Courage and bravery are both byproducts of fear.