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First of all, ask yourself this - why are you getting frustrated? Is it because you're getting your ass handed to you? Or is it because you find yourself almost getting something, but not quite? If it's because you're getting your ass handed to you...well, that's what you get for sparring with the black belts. :P But seriously, though, even if they're ...


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As a yellow belt, you have to realize you are just beginning. The most dangerous time in a student's career is when they are between the yellow and green belt level. It's because they know more than most of their friends, and might even be able to win a fight or two. Part of your training is to learn how to deal with defeat and not let it defeat you. ...


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It seems you are suffering a rush of adrenaline when you get hit, hence why you speed up and can take (or are prepared to take) further hits. Overall, this rush of adrenaline is bad and should be avoided. Adrenaline is great when little old ladies need to lift crashed cars off people or you need to sprint into a burning building to save someone. While ...


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There is a good article I came across on this subject.... http://www.damientrainor.com/2012/you-dont-need-to-win-in-sparring Some points + some of mine you don't need to win! meaning, the mindset about what you think sparring is is going to effect how you spar and what you will get from it. It will effect your emotional reaction to getting hit. if you ...


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Whenever I've sparred with the advanced belts, I always come away with the opinion of "I could have WON if I had thrown that punch an instant sooner, or turned the other direction when that kick was coming in". This means that the blackbelt (and/or the Master) was sparring me at my level. I learned tons this way. Getting my behind kicked would have taught ...


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Meditation is not going to help you in an immediate way with that problem. Your question is closely related to the previous question Harnessing emotion during sparring. What may help immediately is a boost to your self confidence. When sparring against higher grades it can be difficult to measure your progress over time, especially if they are also ...


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I have had similar issues when training with more skilled/experience people than I am. These are some things that help me: Focus on relaxing my breathing. If my breathing is under control, so am I, mostly. Don't stare your opponent in the eyes. This is a big problem for most people and actually make your a worse fighter, since you it's harder to track what ...


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I agree with what's been said so far, but I'd like to add my 2 cents. One thing to keep in mind is that part of martial arts training, and an essential part of sparring, is controlling your emotions. This is not something that people do automatically, or it wouldn't take training. Keep in mind that, not only are you training your body to move correctly, ...


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I had the same problem and I got to the bottom of it. I searched for what caused my frustation. First I worked out my ego. During martial arts most of the frustration is caused by fear of humiliation. If you are stressed during sparring that is because your ego fights back. Deep inside you fear loosing against your spar partner. From puberty to adulthood ...


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The best solution for this is to gain experience. Experience is what teaches you to remain calm during contact sessions. There's no meditation mumbo-jumbo that will keep you calm when you get punched in the face. The only answer is to get used to it. And the only way to get used to it is to experience it. A lot. It's utter horse-puckey to let a yellow belt ...



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