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    ^^^ Agreed. Just Spar spar spar. Head movement drills are also awesome. If you kickbox as well work on your lowkicks off your head movement. in order to though a powerfull punch people plant there feet so working on leg kicks off of your head movement is great.

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    Thanks for the advice. I have come a long way in my training - I no longer apologize every time I land something (now I only save that for when I REALLY land something). No killer instinct here! I will work on a little mental re-training and working defence more - we'll see if that helps.

    Someone suggested that I tap in to rage - like imagine that my opponent is going to hurt my kids or something. This is something I am not at all comfortable with, and I really don't think it should be necessary. I don't see too many 'emotional' fighters out there - most simply work on the competition level (not the fight-for-your-life level) and that is what I am trying to get to.

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    I think the whole “channel your inner rage” thing is retarded. Ever fight when you are really mad? It gets sloppy. Always keep a cool head when sparing or fighting, you best weapon is your noodle every time.
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    Learn to block with your forehead when your chin or nose are in danger .
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    personally I feel a beginner at the level of really needing to get over the flinch shouldn't focus TOO much on head movement and covering up at first. The hardest thing for me to get over was the idea that even if I get hit, I do not suddenly have to stop, and in fact I can absorb damage to give some back if need be. Facing strikes head on is a pretty important thing to learn, as turning away is what's going to get you hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula
    personally I feel a beginner at the level of really needing to get over the flinch shouldn't focus TOO much on head movement and covering up at first. The hardest thing for me to get over was the idea that even if I get hit, I do not suddenly have to stop, and in fact I can absorb damage to give some back if need be. Facing strikes head on is a pretty important thing to learn, as turning away is what's going to get you hurt.
    yeah you said it more elegantly .

    *shrugs *
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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