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  1. SoylentNinja is offline

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    Pre-Tourny Rituals

    Alright, I have enrolled in my first Judo tourny this Saturday. I am super excited about this and nervous at the same time. I am trying all I can to keep my mind off of it and keep me relaxed(video games, books, etc.,).

    Now this has got me wondering, what are some of the things that you do in the 48 hours before a match?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoylentNinja View Post
    Alright, I have enrolled in my first Judo tourny this Saturday. I am super excited about this and nervous at the same time. I am trying all I can to keep my mind off of it and keep me relaxed(video games, books, etc.,).

    Now this has got me wondering, what are some of the things that you do in the 48 hours before a match?

    Relax, and eat right. I would suggest a liquid breakfast prior to the match, as nerves will make your stomach not want to digest normal food, and nothing says NOOB faster than throwing up on the tatami. But just relax and have fun.
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    *****, real men dont get nerves.

    before my fights i go and talk to people in the crowd. i find this works pretty well because

    a) im a natural socialite and when you have your hands wrapped ready to go at one of these events you are like a giant ball of flame and they are your moths

    b) they know who you are so when you fight they cheer for you

    c) keeps your mind off the fact that someone is gonna try and punch your face off
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    The only think you should eat in the 24 hours prior to the fight is the blood of a bull you have ritually sacrificed. Then you will inherit it's power for the match.

    But seriously, I don't do anything. Just relax and take it easy, you will be nervous like everyone else on the day but just be aware that the best thing you can do is relax and that you will deal with the fight when it comes.
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    Don't masturbate for at least a week beforehand. Make sure your Fa and your Jing are aligned and watch for Chi leakage when you dream.

    When you're warmed up and waiting on the warmup mat, I like to gently do my foot sweeps on the ground, because I find that they require you to be a lot looser and less tense than other throws. It takes the edge off of the nerves and loosens you up, but (i reckon) also gets you physically programmed into that judo fight mood so that you don't just become a plank.

    Just alternate ko uchi gari's on the ground. Noobs just assume you're hopping from foot to foot.

    The mental side of your judo is as big as the physical and you really want to be working at your optimal activation level. So worked up but not too worked up. Some people need winding down, some need winding up to reach whatever their peak is.

    I somehow need both and thus get very stressed come fight time.
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    For me competing is no different than walking down the street. I'm so familiar with combat and death that I don't do anything special before hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kikkoman View Post
    For me competing is no different than walking down the street. I'm so familiar with combat and death that I don't do anything special before hand.
    Yes you have read this post again. Commit suicide now quick before you think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoylentNinja View Post
    what are some of the things that you do in the 48 hours before a match?
    Listen to system of a down.

    YouTube- System Of A Down - Suite Pee #01

    YouTube- System Of A Down - Know #02

    YouTube- System Of A Down - Deer Dance #03

    I had an out of body experience, the other day her name was Jesus!!

    Gets me pumped, good luck man.
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    [QUOTE=100xobm;2260200]Don't masturbate for at least a week beforehand. QUOTE]

    Now that's just evil advice. :pancakebu

    I reckon to get you in the right mind set, repeatedly watch the charliue the unicorn video.
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    ^ the gracies do it
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