Dealing with Competition Anxiety
For myself, most of my training partners, and most people I’ve encountered online, the competition jitters is a phenomena that can greatly impact performance. In fact, I’ll let you guys in on a little secret that few people know. I competed for the first time ever as a fresh blue belt. I was so nervous before my first match that I could not breathe well, my heart rate was through the roof, and I went to great lengths to avoid talking to people. All of this was happening even HOURS before my first match.
It was HORRIBLE.