How to be more aggressive?

Question for those who do martial arts or serious about lifting in general, I lift and do MMA but I find myself lacking a competitive spirit and ego during my workout / sparring / fight and that limit my results and potential, any advice on how to be more aggressive / egoistical ?

Ape Out, Gorilla Mindset Shirt $21.68

Rise, Grind, Banana Find Shirt $21.68

Ape Out, Gorilla Mindset Shirt $21.68

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    don't acknowledge a good hit during sparring, focus on answering the hits of your opps as in your rival is 1 point above you each hit or something, you don't need ego for training, just push yourself

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"You don't need ego for training, just push yourself"

      Well that's the problem anon, since I don't have an ego I can't really fuel the drive to be better, I mean I already do but it's kind of empty like I push myself to be better just because , I don't have a solid reason behind it and it feels empty, even if I conciously choose one at random, at least with insecurity / ego / competitiveness you have a drive that push you forward, when it comes down to sparring and fight, I can defend myself but I don't have a "killing instinct" and that's what hinders my growth and I want to develop that

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You don’t need it, there are two types of fighter and you are describing the hot blooded one. They look more intimidating and are overall harsher to spar from the average but you just don’t have it in you
        The other side of the spectrum are the cold blooded fighters, they aren’t driven by anger and they are more calculated

        Try working with that, focus on positioning strike selection and being one with the stillness inside your mind
        A hot blooded fighter could never do it and is our greater advantage, as long as we are quick enough with our wits to defend their initial onslaught, then we start to find chinks in their armor and exploit it until we drop ‘em with a good counter or just outgass ‘em as our movements are more efficient than a rabid feral fighter, we can beat them like that with volume punching at sustained high tempo, something that hot heads struggle to utilize properly and defend from

        Look at fighters like wonder boy Thompson, Bivol or Lyoto machida they look calm even while fighting, you’ll have better success leveraging your ability to remain empty during a fight rather than turning yourself into something you aren’t

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    then just think what your fav character from tv/comics/films/anime would do and how they would react in their fights. that might help anon

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Spider-man doesn't do MMA.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get raped. All super aggressive people were either bullied or diddled as a kid, which is where the anger comes from.

    Get raped, then you'll get angry.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Never change IST

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m short and I wasn’t really bullied and unless I have very repressed memories I probably wasn’t raped is manlet rage potent enough on its own?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        As a manlet you face daily humiliation and isolation, it's only logical for you to be deeply resentful

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop giving a frick. You need to come out on top, always. You always go first. And that's on a mat during sparring or competition, and in "real life" experiences: A brawl at a bar, a dog attacking you, a dude trying to break into your home or mugging you... People are too "domesticated" nowadays, for a myriad of reasons I'm not willing to spend time discussing right now. Break that fricking conditioning and be prepared to go to any extent possible to come out a winner. People are there to fight. If they don't like it, they can cancel their membership.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol I always hated guys like you in the gym.
      >We're fricking WARRIORS!!! WE'RE HERE TO FIGHT!!!!
      You're at a community night class after your accounting job, get over yourself

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You're at a community night class after your accounting job, get over yourself
        At a what now? After my what? Couldn't be me. I actually compete. And I'm telling you, if you want to choke somebody out during competition, you really, really need to go for it.

        https://i.imgur.com/wC1Cytf.jpg

        Like holy crap dude... You must be part werewolf or something... Epic...

        I kek'd, thanks for that. I used to be weak, I know exactly what OP's describing. I'm too sensitive for my own good. I learned to deal with it.

        [...]
        Well deep down he's not really wrong, the goal isn't to unga bunga at your opponent (even if that's what I want to do) but at the end of day it's a fight

        I'm not saying you need to be a bully, of course. It's just that most people I meet wouldn't be willing to overcome their fear of conflict even if their lives depended on it.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You’re right to an extent, but you should always weigh the situation first and your opponent. I’ve won against a lot of over aggressive guys at tournaments precisely because they came out the too hard and fricked up

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You're right to an extent, but you should always weigh the situation first and your opponent.
            No, I'm right in what I said, as nothing of what I wrote opposes this idea. You're attributing that shit to me when nothing I said seems to indicate I'm advising to just go fricking nuts on somebody at the expense of your judgement.
            >weigh the situation first and your opponent.
            And this should be an automatic process, too.
            >I’ve won against a lot of over aggressive guys at tournaments precisely because they came out the too hard and fricked up
            Same here. This has happened to me many times. It's a normal occurrence at amateur tournaments, yes. But you're conflating aggressiveness (determination) with anxiousness and nervousness (ultimately, fear). I stand by what I said.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        no

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Like holy crap dude... You must be part werewolf or something... Epic...

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol I always hated guys like you in the gym.
      >We're fricking WARRIORS!!! WE'RE HERE TO FIGHT!!!!
      You're at a community night class after your accounting job, get over yourself

      Well deep down he's not really wrong, the goal isn't to unga bunga at your opponent (even if that's what I want to do) but at the end of day it's a fight

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    most people are low key competitive especially in things related to money and social status
    but physical or aggressive competitiveness is something that not everyone have and is almost impossible to develop if you are over a certain age, sounds cliche but if you didn't have a tough childhood, you weren't brutal humiliated or you just weren't into sports in young age, it's difficult to have that competitive nature

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’re at the gym to work on your weaknesses. Dont care so much about winning. 4 weeks or so before a fight / tournament, do your A-game and win every round without hurting yourself.

    If you don’t compete and just want to give yourself an edge, I’d actually recommend trying a competition anyway just to know that your body can respond adequately in a hostile situation

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I found success when I just adopted the mentality of leading the dance when I was doing MMA and BJJ. Everything I was doing was geared towards either hurting my opponent or drawing out the reaction I wanted so I could set up the sequence that I wanted. I didn't feel any more aggressive internally, just proactive and a higher volume of strikes came with that. When your opponent is on the offensive then you should be thinking to hit back to disrupt their sequence or the second they have finished, not giving them time to reset and take a breath will make you seem like a cardio king and in an amateur setting it only takes a few counter strikes to completely mind break your opponent and make them more passive. Sorry for the wall of text but if you want to seem more aggressive without exposing yourself to silly mistakes then just be there first.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >aggressive internally, just proactive
      Same thing. Other than that, agree with everything. Impose your pace and will onto your opponent.
      >not giving them time to reset and take a breath will make you seem like a cardio king
      Crucially, too: you'll give him less time to react or think of something to break your defense.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also a good example of a cold blooded fighter, would I be guessing right that you are usually a level headed person with no anger outburst and overall low ego during sparring? Would you define yourself more as an aggressive person or a calm one?
      Thing is aggressivity is overrated, at some point is just about moving correctly

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I am pretty level headed most of the time. Although my style mostly comes from the fact that I am a big lad that trained with a lot of smaller guys and because being a weight bully is pretty frowned on for an experienced guy I had to work out a way to stay technical but adjust for the difference in speed. My team mates were a lot faster than me but the mentality switch to just being proactive all the time seemed to bridge that gap. I suppose the distinction between aggression and being proactive is the emotion behind it, because I'm not out for blood my heart rate is lower and being less stressed translates to better decision making and better cardio. I have beaten more athletic guys than myself by just staying on them and letting them panic their gas tank away.
        You can hide a lot of technical and athletic shortcomings through an active Jab and feints, super low effort but great for getting reads and flustering people. You can turn absolute monsters into a punching bag if you break the age old rhythm of "my turn, now your turn". In my mind it was always my turn. I still got my ass kicked a few times but that's the sport unfortunately.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    join a competition and have a nice day if you don't win

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You must be a midwit. High IQ individuals who will participate in MMA (rarity) understand what they are putting at risk and this act accordingly. Low IQ individuals are basically feral so they want to maul the other person. If you aren't feeling competitive about protecting your brain health or mauling the other person you must be a midwit and probably should stop competing in such a sport.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also I say this as someone who became an IKF Muay Thai national champion and my state champion two years ago. And have fought in Thailand. Working on jits now, probably not going to fight MMA as I am 27 now and in law school. But I have a chill ego, so your problem isn't no ego. It's you're a midwit. You can't solve what you have, and you won't listen to me but if you don't realize the stakes of what you're doing, you're ngmi.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just think about times that various people disrespected me and I wasn't able to do anything to get even.
      Always gets me mad as frick

      High IQ is useless if you're getting strength mogged by midwits, that's why I want to have the strength of one, moron-kun

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Midwits arent morons. See I mentioned low iQ. Most high IQ people won't do combat sports other than jits. I on the other hand happen to be a massive person so I will do it cause I like beating people.

        Go watch tawanchai. Dude looks like he's doing taxes while he fights.

        Lerdsila and saenchai are straight vibing when they fight/fought.

        You don't need to be a psycho like wanderlei or ramon dekkers to be a good fighter

        Also Tawanchai is super competitive though. He's cold blooded. OP is a midwit who isn't competitive and thank that equates to no ego. He's just trash.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just think about times that various people disrespected me and I wasn't able to do anything to get even.
    Always gets me mad as frick

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tawanchai vs rodtang.

    You can be perfectly effective without being an aggro pressure fighter

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it doesn't come naturally to you (it does, youre just a gay who lives inside the internet), Don't. Just give up.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go watch tawanchai. Dude looks like he's doing taxes while he fights.

      Lerdsila and saenchai are straight vibing when they fight/fought.

      You don't need to be a psycho like wanderlei or ramon dekkers to be a good fighter

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I find myself lacking a competitive spirit
    u'll never be a champ.
    i went 28-0 in mma,
    never loss a chess game,
    never lost rock, paper, scissors,
    99 in every runescape stat
    i have 5 kids, and pay ZERO child support,
    b/c i never lost court case.
    went to gay clubs, and in dick measuring contests, i never lost.
    i never even pulled out my whole dick, just as much as i needed to be 1 inch bigger than the competition.

    guys like you will never make it.
    stick to your day job.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You aren't competitive either because you have low test or you have some mental health problem like depression. If someone beating you doesn't make you feel angry and wanna stomp them or go at their wife and kids and rape them and then kill them brutally , you have something wrong.

    You ain't a Zen Buddhist or The Dude. It's something in your head or your balls. Get checked anon.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *