I thought of the first fight I had. I did well, not the winning part, but the being in control part. Even if I had lost, being able to formulate a plan in my head and execute it was an achievement. I had technique. Usually I go out there and can hear nothing and I have fists flying. This time, I heard everything that my coaches said and tried my best to follow through. I heard chest, I hit chest. I heard switch and I tried to throw a knee. I went for the back leg just like I was told to prefight. Still could use more help in the technical part of fighting.
The second fight was different. I had watched my opponent devastate the fighter in her first match. I am thinking that maybe until I am more experienced, I shouldn't watch matches. I think it undid me. Instead of seeing any holes in her strategy, I saw only strength.
|the kick I never saw coming|
So I am on the search for training to help me improve my technique and help me learn to be light on my feet. I am not sure exactly how to go about it. I could watch fight videos but it is so much different when it is head on compared to a side view. I am going to focus less on power, not abandon it, but focus on speed, agility, and technique.