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A common occurrence which I have noticed recently is the importance of maintaining your rhythm.

At times in sparring, complacency sets in with our tempo & rhythm where we might fall into our opponents tempo.

This lapse in concentration affords the opponents opportunities to exploit the timing with a direct attack (usually head kicks), especially if we settle in our stance without any movement, essentially waiting in a fixed position for a second or two, like a sitting duck.

Mental fitness is important here, maintaining your rythym and not settling on the feet.

It is important we never give up control of the rythym and tempo of the bout to our opponents.

The battle for control of rhythm and tempo is a vital aspect of any bout which often goes unnoticed.

Be proactive on the feet, never settling into the trap of inactivity allowing your opponent a timing advantage for even that split second.

It makes a massive difference between hitting and not getting hit.

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