People have different reasons for training to fight. Some do it because they are professional fighters, and others do it just to prepare for the worst. Whichever the reason for training, it is important to see and appreciate the need to get your body in a state in which it is physically able to rise to the occasion.
Training fundamentals are so many, all of which can help you into gear. Nevertheless, you need to fish out the best training workouts, know which foods you should eat, and the various martial art forms you will need to bring out the best qualities of the fighter in you.
The first step is to come up with a good workout regimen. You cannot make a firm stand in a fight without first conditioning your body through a rigorous workout regimen. You will some cardio exercise to get your blood running and to build endurance, and couple this with some core exercise help build power.
As you focus on getting your body in the right shape before even engaging in any martial arts training, you also need to support the body rough eating the right diet. Fighting is a rigorous activity that demands a lot of energy, energy that you can only supply your body by eating a nutritionally correct diet. You will need to eat a balanced diet, but ensure that you get a good supply of electrolytes, vitamins, proteins, and minerals. Remember also to keep your body well hydrated.
How to Fight
Once your body is in the right shape you can engage in the fighting classes. Any good fight knows that fighting is not just about knowing how to attack but also how to put up a defense. The two go hand in hand. You will need to know how to throw a good jab, hook, cross-punch, uppercut, a kick, and tackling. Conversely, you will need to put up your defensive moves – know how to block punches, slip from grips, and how to bob and weave.
In as much as you need to know who to attack and defend yourself, you also need to condition your body to be able to take a punch. You will not be able to block or evade every punch, tackle, or kick that comes your way. Even blocking a jab or kick is still an impact on your body.
Above all, remember that though training to fight should help to develop a winning attitude in you, it also should help you value and respect your opponents not matter how big or small they may be.