Another thread brought up a realisation and I just wanted to get an opinion. When in fights or serious sparring matches I will mentally disappear. I don’t know how to describe it, it is literally like I go into automatic pilot. The people I train with notice it too and if we are sparring will try to snap me out because it is generally a bad thing. In a fight I will “come to” so to speak, if put in an uncomfortable position or need to think my way out.
Especially if I am on my feet, I can go a whole round and not even realize or remember it, maybe bits and peices. until I see it. But even on the ground some times especially in training.
I was wondering if anyone else had experience like this, and other peoples’ opinions as to whether it is a good or bad thing during an actual fight?
That’s normal i think.
It means you’re in the zone.
I get those in my serious fights and usually it means that i’m completely oblivious to all pain…which is great
It’s a very here and now feeling and everything is presented in incredible detail every second, right?
I usually forgot most of what happened during the fight after aswell.
As far as i know it’s a good thing.
There is no loss of control or anything but a sense of heightened awareness which causes everything to be forgotten after the fight for some reason.
I’m not sure going into cruise control is a good thing if you start losing a fight and need to make adjustments…I can understand ‘being in the zone’ but I don’t think that refers to losing awareness of what you’re doing.
It’s not cruise control, at all.
It’s like instead of time slowing down, your brain speeds up.
If you’ve been in a real fight or had some tragedy occur to you (a guy pulls a knife on you or you see a car is about to hit your car going full speed) it’s that same type of feeling. Super awareness basically.
And you feel something but it’s not pain. If you were to punch me in the face i would feel the shock, a small “glow” of pain and it would quickly subside and then be completely forgotten.
I agree with this. This happens to many highly trained, highly effective athletes in many sports. It comes from very good practice and making the movements second nature as well as the thinking process or accessing a situation. Obviously, in sport a situation represents it’s self very quickly and needs a counter or resolution made just as quickly. It is definetly in the zone.
This has happened several times to me. Like said previously if it wasn’t on tape or there were not witnesses, it may be hard to piece together but at not time did fear enter your mind.