Did you know that, just because you can easily lift or are physically strong, it never really means that you are a great fighter? Street fights are generally chaotic, violent and unpredictable situations. Therefore, effective performance in a street fight requires efficiently using your mental, physical and emotional resources. There are certainly no short cuts to develop the skills to such unpredictable and dangerous situations. This requires regular training to toughen your mental strength for escaping such violent encounters and increasing the odds of surviving.
The description of the mental state of a difficult-to-outwit warrior or fighter would probably be: Unrelenting fighting spirit – being mentally prepared for not giving up with an absolutely strong will to fight Extremely aggressive – Trying to impose ones will on the opponents Fearless and Brave – This is the quality to boldly endure pain or receive punishment if it serves the winning goal Calm and Composed – Never allows the emotions to infect or affect the actions Focused – Maintains the determination and focus, without letting anything distract the ultimate goal Developing these qualities will provide a mental edge in the fight, which is extremely important. Confidence is an important factor that greatly contributes in developing these skills. It is essential for a person to get convinced about overpowering the opponents and winning the fight. This minimizes the fear of being defeated or being hurt.
Street fights involves turbulence and complexity. It is hard to guess what is coming. Therefore, making the necessary preparations is also not possible. The only way to tackle such street fights is to stay mentally prepared for uncalled violence and ferocity. However, developing strong mental strength will equip the fighter with the following skill sets:
Mentally strong people remain flexible. They absorb the unexpected and make calculated retaliations even under high pressure. In addition, this flexibility will also get reflected in their approach to find new ways to counteract.
Game-ready fighters remain alert, engaged and connected with the situation even under high pressure. This keeps the mind fresh even in difficult times, thereby, helping the fighter better understand the rival’s tactics and efficiently tackle the opponent.
Preparing oneself mentally for any unanticipated situation will gradually develop non-dismissive strength. Such strength will enable the fighter to take the blows and then fight back, without the fear of enduring injuries or pain.
This mainly involves overcoming the thought of losing or surrendering. Such mental strength fuels the motivation to win. Competitiveness is not generally, driven by the opponent. It is derived from the self-competent nature. The sense of competition is innate, which allows a fighter to achieve and succeed even when victory seems impossible. This quality drives a fighter even across potential breaking times. In general, a fighter loses first in the mind, before losing the fight physically. So, in most of the fights, the outcome can actually be seen even before the fight ends. Therefore, apart from planning to roll out punches, it is also important to develop the capacity to take a swing and then bounce back. This is why, one of the major elements trained and imparted in martial arts is the mental strength, which develops with regular mental training. Developing strong mental strength will ensure that you keep trying, keep pushing and keep going even when the situation seems beyond your control!