Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by tidbits, Mar 29, 2006.
I'm the guy who wins
Not a bad fight, I take it that there were no elbows allowed?
Honestly, it was pretty close and in my mind it could have been scored either way. You may want to try more front kicks (teeps), and just more kicking in general. You definately had the better technique, but your opponent was outmuscling you up until the end of the fight.
In any case, congratulations on the win
Thanks, yeah I personally was disappointed in my performance and had the judges given the decision to him I would not have argued it. It was my first fight in 3 years and I think despite all my training and sparring my ring rust showed. I agree I had better tecnique (and conditioning) and also was more effective, which is what I think the judges saw.
You shouldn't be too disappointed, your opponent looked like he was a boxer that had just learned a few muay thai techniques. Your next fight will probably be a lot better now that you know what to work on. I would work on the power of your kicks, and gain a bit of muscle so that you can control the clinch more. Some nice bodyshots through the fight though, and some good clinch work. Although I'm sure your trainer has better ideas on what to work on than me
I got a bit out of my game plan, as for him controlling the clinch, he smothered me alot, but I actually controlled his head and was able to land a number of knees that aren't readily apparent because of the angles of the tape. I definitely want to kick more and had planned on it, but plans have a way of changing, ahahahah
Where do you train out of?
I train with Team Lloyd Irvin at http://www.novamartialarts.com