My friend Shane Fazen has fought Muay Thai in Thailand, competed in boxing, and has even challenged himself in some MMA smokers.
In this conversation he and I talk about how to manage fear and adrenaline when you’re competing or in a fight.
Specific topics include
- What happens to your body when you experience the fight or flight reflex,
- How to use an adrenaline dump to your advantage,
- What you can expect in your few competitions,
- Why people get tired so quickly in competition,
- Exactly how to use visualisation and meditation to lower your heart rate and stay calm,
- Steps to actually fight the way you train,
- And more…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – stuff like this is incredibly important for self defense too! Your most important tool in a real life situation is your brain; you need to keep on thinking and evaluating, and not just have everything go black.
This is why doing a few competitions and getting used to dealing with fear and adrenaline in a relatively safe context is such a useful tool for getting you ready for self defense in the real world.
You can listen to my talk with Shane in the video below, or in podcast form (scroll down below the video for those links)…
Managing Fear and Adrenaline in Podcast Form
Or you can listen to it in the embedded player below:
Thanks for reading, watching and listening!