Hi everyone! I recently decided to start doing some competitive WTF sparring, but unfortunately, I'm still quite green despite being a brown belt. I signed up for a competition in July, so I'm really hoping to get better at it by then. I had my instructor assess me the other day, and my basic footwork and kicks are quite alright, but I need to work on applying them during sparring. I have no problem applying the techniques on kicking pads, but its just so difficult during sparring. I like to analyse the fights afterwards and come up with all these wonderful ideas to try out next time, but when next time comes around, even though I know what I should be doing, my mind seems to forget everything and goes blank. I end up feeling lost and unsure of what to do when the other guy kicks at me. This is embarassing to admit, but even a 12 year old green belt was catching on to me faster than I could. How do you guys keep a clear mind in the midst of all that action going on?