MMA boxing v. defense training

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  1. synthetic

    synthetic New Member

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    so i got knocked out in training today, because i dropped my gloves, but not only that, i was told im slow in retracting my punches too. Is there any defense training that can be done in a regular gym (to retract punches faster), and if i have no sparring partner (maybe set up some rig) ? I only have training day as saturday, and i would like to build my skills for that day, so it doesnt happen again
     
  2. 2ofdem

    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    My only advice would be just focus on bringing the hands back to your chin after every punch spend some time shadow boxing and hitting the bags or mitts. It sounds a bit of a toss but shadowbox in the mirror throw all your longer combos and watch.
     
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    truth with the shadow boxing.

    Practice good form.
     
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    Do as I say and not as I do :squint:
     
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    I suggest you get the Rodney King quantum CM tapes. The whole style is centered on having a good defensive boxing base. Whenever I start to get overwhelmed in boxing I still switch to CM to recover and get my footing.

    Also, make sure you tuck your jawline behind your shoulder whenever you throw your punches, and keep your jaw tucked the whole time. You can take sooooo much more punishment if your jaw is tucked. Tuck'd.
     
  6. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    ^ this is good advice


    at times, I have to conscientiously remind myself to keep my opposite hand planted by my head as I shadowbox/bagwork because droping hands is a really easy habit to develop and hard to break.

    I also notice it's easier to keep my hands up as my conditioning improves.
     
  7. konrad109

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    I try to just keep my left palm on my left temple while resting the elbow on my ribs. It sorta forces me to tuck my chin so that I can reach and cover both at once and doesn't take a lot of energy. Also I make sure I touch my left temple with my thumb after throwing the jab as well to make sure I'm brining it back correctly.
     
  8. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    where in chicago do you train?
     
  9. konrad109

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    I haven't been to the gym in 3 weeks. :o

    I train at the Brooks Park boxing club, u?
     
  10. Kuet

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    when you extend your hand for a punch, try to bring it back FASTER than how it went out. If you have problems keeping your hands up, good way to get into the habit is while doing warm up exercises like running or whatever just have your hands up in the guard position the whole time, if you dont need your hands for whatever your doing then use them like that, its a great way to get used to having your hands up.

    Make sure whatever arm you have extended in a punch, the other one is touching your face.
    " if leather isnt touching your face there is a problem "

    If you have problems perhaps blocking to the body and the head, just ask your partner ( find one !! ) to do only heard shots or only body shots, then when your more comfortable have them mix it up with them attacking you full speed but not full power ( unless thats how you roll )
    and just block. Thats it. block that shit son !!
    good luck
     
  11. Kuet

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    yea keep you chin tuck'd is also key
     
  12. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    I agree with most if not everything stated in this thread
     
  13. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    pow kickboxing on w. washington
     
  14. konrad109

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    Is that the one Arlovski trains at?
     
  15. The Ghost

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    To practice keeping your chin down just bite on your shirt.

    You will prolly get some slober on it, but it will keep your chin low.

    Or you could put a tennis ball under your chin and practice like that.

    The only way to get better at reacting to punches, is to react to punches.

    You really need a partner to do that. Just practice slipping, parrying, and blocking. You will get better with time.
     
  16. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    dino costas is the head bjj guy there and he is arlovski's bjj trainer, but ive never seen arlovski at POW ... he may train there during the mid day or at a private location with dino, not sure ... dino is awesome and has a stable of fighters that train there
     
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    Oh I misread "retracting" as "reacting to"

    A little trick with bringing back the jab is: rather than thinking about bringing your hand back, think about brining your elbow back. That makes you use your lat muscles rather than your bicep. The lats are way bigger and more efficient. It makes pumping out double jabs much much easier, and you're reducing lactic acid buildup in your arm, which would otherwise make your shoulders and triceps sore too.
     
  18. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Great advice! It's how my friend helped me with defense was by doing this. Did that for a few rounds for a few weeks and it helped me a lot. Made me stick to a better form.



    Lots of good advice here, I've yet to be knocked out in a spar thankfully lol. Tucking your chin is really important. I get caught every sparring sessions here and there, when I don't tuck my chin on a shot I get a nice headache for a few hours after.
     
  19. checkii

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    curl up on the ground and tap?
     
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    :rofl: you asshole
     
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