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Objectives: This article helps in knowing the importance of psychological skills for combat athletes and how it helps them stay in the zone to achieve their goals.
Data sources: A systematic search of online databases such as Scopus, Web of Science and Research Gate was done using keywords such as Combat Sports (taekwondo, Judo, Fencing, Boxing, Wrestling, Karate), Psychological skills, Mental skill training, Para Combat Sports (Para taekwondo, Para karate, Para judo, Para wrestling, Para fencing), Performance enhancement. Certain books such as Combat sports medicine by Janel Gauthier and Human Kinetics were referred to.
Results: 50 Articles were found to be relevant at the initial screening out of which 22 articles were referred to for relevant data for the study.
Conclusion: The importance of psychological skills training along with physical training for combat sports athletes is known. It shows the need for psychological skill training such as concentration, self-efficacy, quick and effective decisionmaking since combat sport requires quick reaction as the whole match situation can change rapidly within seconds.
Keywords: , Psychological skills, Mental skill