“Time is money!” is business mantra that points out that time wasted is money lost. For ring fighters, the mantra could very well be “time is points”; wasting time means wasting points. Wasting time in the ring could be moving around without attacking, but it could also be attacking continuously but never scoring.
Time management is an important part of any ring strategy. The following are some ways time may be managed in a tournament.
Each round has a certain length, each match has a certain number of rounds, and, to become the champion, you will have win a certain number of matches. Therefore, the first time management strategy is to insure you are in top physical condition before the tournament begins so you will be able to fight easily all rounds of every match. When you have high stamina, you do not have to be as concerned about other areas time management.
Now that you are ready for the tournament, you have to look at the maximum number of matches you may have to fight to become the champion, and pace yourself accordingly. During certain matches, you may have to fight at a high activity level, while in others you may get to fight at a lower activity level. During the course of the tournament, you will have to adjust you fighting style during each match, first of all win the current match, but also to be able to meet your final goal of being the champion.
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