How can I turn on the aggression & go on the Offense during sparring?

I'm way too passive during my freefighting/sparring matches. I find that I naturally wait and then react which always makes me end up in a bad situation. Anyone here know of some good training tips for turning on the aggression and going on the offense?

Asked By: Rod Sterling - 2/19/2008
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Answered By: NaturalFighter - 2/20/2008
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It's sometimes difficult to do, but you have to find a comfortable level of aggression and also be able to gauge your opponent. Generally, I feel out my sparring partner and adjust my aggression based on their approach. Some guys like to spar harder than others, some like to be a little more relaxed, so you don't... More
Answered By: Brian - 2/19/2008
Probably a good idea to have a few strategies first. Step in make contact. Maybe pick a target area on the body to contact with. Check out some plyometrics for training. Its the explosive action you want to develop. While your training think of yourself as expanding rapidly on the twitch. Maybe have a phrase or... More
Answered By: mpento - 2/19/2008
In your sparring have some of your partners go defense while you are offense only. They are allowed to counter but not attack and at the same time don't become a little machine gun out there but rather throw good, strong, clean techniques and combinations. Along with this also have someone count out loud to eight and... More
Answered By: John - 2/20/2008
Go to the attack immediately with out let up and press press press.In time you will find a balance between defense //attack but you can only learn to do by doing not hoping some magic formula will suddenly appear.
Answered By: bunminjutsu - 2/20/2008
wow, i dont think i can beat any of these answers, but, i have a suggestion... More
Answered By: wowfood - 2/20/2008
fantastic answers, and a great question... i will add something that worked for me... i found myself getting into a habit... after a guy gets agressive with me (and landed a few good shots), id pretend it wabbled me (kind if a reaction i have), and as they would move in.. id push them back (a good push, to give me time... More
Answered By: chuck5101 - 2/20/2008
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