COMPETING ON COMBAT SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

  After passing the weights and the draw, the fighter have to plan his competition considering his capabilities, his current shape, opponents’ capabilities and the order of the matches. With the GENERAL COMPETITION PLAN, each match has to be planned separately including minimal goal-task and maximum goal-task. In each MATCH GAME PLAN the fighter need […]

METHODS FOR ATTACK SETTING

SUPPRESSION – tactical action, in which the fighter uses his supremacy in any side of his preparation: physical, technical, tactical or mental. DECEPTION – tactical action, which purpose is to bring the opponent in deception for fighter’s real intentions. The combat athlete can hide: – Physical abilities: strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility; – Mental abilities: […]

HOW TO TRIGGER EFFORTS AND MOVEMENTS OF THE OPPONENT AND HIDE YOUR MOVES

The skill of hiding fighters game plan and moves is of great importance in the tactical preparation of a fighter. It is responsibility of the coach to develop and constantly improve those skills into the fighting athlete: 1st the coach teaches the fighter different deception moves (techniques, combinations, faints), and then 2nd the coach gives […]

REST TECHNIQUES DURING A FIGHT & METHODS TO FATIGUE THE OPPONENT

Experience fighters not only know how to preserve their energy, but also to fatigue their opponents during fight or competition. REST TECHNIQUES DURING A FIGHT: 1. Keeping distance and staying out of grip/ clinch. 2. Performing fake technique attempts, without implementing strength. 3. Relaxation and staying heavy over opponent, when he is unable to attack. […]

HOW TO CHOOSE & CREATE POSITIONS SUITABLE FOR ATTACK

For different techniques exist certain positions, where their execution is comfortable. Situation comfortable for a move can be created by: – using strength to force your partner into – maneuvering by changing your grip, distance, footwork – deception, faints For most submissions it is necessary to be able to take your opponent into the ground […]

REASONS FOR OVERTRAINING & HOW TO AVOID IT

Overtraining is a result from prolonged loading. Overtraining or overstrain as a rule is result from frequent training with intensive and unvaried physical and neurological loads (with stronger opponents). First sign of overtraining is the sleep disorder (mainly when falling asleep). The fighter becomes nervous, loses speed, his coordination disrupts; the color of his skin […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPETING

Sport competitions are important part of pedagogic process in training of an athlete. Competitions are best test for physical, moral and will capabilities of the fighter, but also a test for the work of his team and coaches. Competitions help the exchange of information for the work of coaches and athletes, help spreading of good […]

TACTICS IN TAKE-DOWN SETUPS

OFF-BALANCE – grappling move in standing or ground game where by physical contact in different directions – forward, backwards, sideways, down – the grappler forces his opponent to move his center of gravity out of the plane of balance, so the opponent to lose his stability posture. FAINTS – grappling move that forces the opponent […]

USE OF MAT/CAGE AREA IN GROUND FIGHTING FOR TACTICAL PURPOSES

Use of mat/cage area for tactical purposes has great significance in a fight. If the attacking fighter establishes an effective hold for submission and the defending fighter is trying to escape the mat or to climb the cage, it is necessary effort to be applied to turn opponents head towards the center of the mat/cage. […]