Today is my kumite after 4 hours Plz give some advices to me so that i can do better. I had practised a lot for today's kumite match.give me some advices on what should we do probably before a kumite and what should we do to stay calm and fearless to face the fight and how we can understand our opponent during the fight , style is shito ryu,i am a purple belt,.i want to fight very strongly and my aim is to get many points without letting the opponent to take a single point from me..help me by giving some precious advices and thanx for giving your precious time to my question.fast

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    This question has many problems. First, it is too broad because you have not defined what you are not doing well. Second, doing better is highly subjective and dependent on your goals (not given), your organisation (not given), and your rank (not given). Lastly, your style of writing does not make it easy to understand what you want. I hope you edit your question to make it easier to read and clearer as I think there is a good question in there, somewhere. – Sardathrion - against SE abuse Jun 17 '16 at 8:32
  • Now its ok sadarthion. – user26453 Jun 17 '16 at 8:53
  • Plz answer my question sardathrion – user26453 Jun 17 '16 at 8:54
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    I would suggest you take the tour to understand how this site works. Your questions is still unclear and rambling. – Sardathrion - against SE abuse Jun 17 '16 at 9:15
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    No one can help you in the time frame you've given. 4 hours isn't enough time to change your training or conditioning. The only thing people could tell you would be based on how you already move & your strengths and weaknesses - which is something only your teacher, coach, or fellow students would know. Go do your fight, get video, come back with questions on why things worked, or didn't work for you, and get advice for your next round of training. – Bankuei Jun 17 '16 at 15:53

You don't have time to learn much new - and our suggestions can really only address your mental state. I suggest you imagine being the fighter you feel you need to be to dominate the fight. Imagine the determination you'd need, feel it, "own it" so to speak. Work out one or two things you think you can use to win - speed, suddenness of movement, power, combinations, footwork, timing - whatever you're good at, or perhaps you'll see the opponent has a related weakness. Go into the fight with the mindset that you're already a blackbelt, you can trust in your techniques - they're just tools you can use as easily as snapping your fingers, and seize the right times to use them. Stay determined but open-minded and analytical so when things don't go your way you work past the problems quickly and find a way to use your strengths. When something works, keep using it or variations on it, or use the threat of it as a set-up for something else completely, to get the most "value" possible out of it and keep the opponent unsettled. If you find yourself in trouble, be quick about working out how to change things up so avoid it - for example, if you're trying to defend but getting hit anyway, forget about it and start attacking. Good luck!

  • This was the answer that i needed and thank u very i wuold remember your advice in my whole life thanx tony.my karate sensei has chosen me for a tournament by seeing my skills – user26453 Jun 17 '16 at 15:53
  • Tony can u tell me how can i understand my opponent – user26453 Jun 17 '16 at 16:02
  • @user26453 You're welcome. Understanding your opponent is a huge question - too big to really answer in comments. Still, a few thoughts: it requires experience, observation and careful analysis. Long term, just do your best against lots of different opponents - you should naturally improve. You have to fight "better" opponents sometimes and learn as much as you can each time, but even fighting people you can already dominate - vary your fighting style so you learn more, or set yourself challenges like keeping them off-balance with low kicks, or getting elbow strikes through their guard. – Tony D Jun 17 '16 at 22:44
  • During kumite - think about what they're expecting and comfortable with... Do they wait for you to attack or charge forwards? Do they attack once or in a short flurry then retreat, or stay in close for a while? Do they focus on punching and forget to kick, or vice versa? Do they try to block everything well, or are they trying to do the minimum - even wearing a few hits - while focused on getting a big counter-attack in? Do they try to keep you at a distance? Try to force them into a type, pace/tempo, range of fighting they're not used to, comfortable with or good at. – Tony D Jun 17 '16 at 22:52
  • Tony what would i do if my opponent waits for me to attack.will i go to attack him? – user26453 Jun 18 '16 at 3:46

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