MMA Went out to ninja some today with a friend

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  1. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    I have a friend(hes a body builder) and he wanted to start doing some mma stuff. He has been training with our club for a few months now and has really come along.

    He wanted to spar today.

    Head kicks FTW.

    I know, I look /really/ lanky next to him. Hes HUGE.

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    Picture of him posing

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    Suffice to say, when he gets inside on you, it /HURTS/.
     
  2. Skeletor

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    :eek3: he's damn big


    problem with big dudes like that is they have a lot of follow through power because of their size advantage.
     
  3. Optamix

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    Some more.

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  4. Optamix

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    Its like getting hit with a sledge hammer when he connects. Since his reach isn't that great I've been working with him on getting inside and blasting with hooks to the body then bakcing away and nailing a huge right hook. Hes finally finding his range on it.
     
  5. TQ

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    Hardwood floor eh

    Did you guys do some ballet afterwards? :x:
     
  6. Skeletor

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    :rofl:



    but sparring on a mat can suck because the bouncyness/depth of the floor makes footwork and kicks harder since you have to spring off of it differently
     
  7. teep

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    Looks like you have some nice neck kicks.

    Skeletor what kind of mats do you spar on that are so soft it messes up footwork? A bouncy bounce?
     
  8. Skeletor

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    I don't know but one of the kickboxing places in SF (Tat Wong-- chinese kickboxing place) I went to for a couple weeks had matting all over the place and it was so thick that it made me feel unnatural when striking.


    If your foot is sunken 2 inches into the ground and you want to pick it up and put it a few inches forward quickly to throw a straight punch, you have to pick it up an extra 2 inches than normal. Just doesn't make sense to me.
     
  9. Optamix

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    Its all we have at ole miss. I've never really thought anything of it
     
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    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

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    I'd hate to take a hit and slam onto that floor :hs:
     
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    We don't bang super hard generally, and when we do we wear head gear. It is a possibility, but thus far we have been lucky.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    i've never been KOed from sparring because theres no reason to sparr full force. Go for speed and relinquish the follow-through. That way you can still make contact realistically without being slow and predictable (telegraphing), and not hurt your partner too hard.



    Getting hit hard in practice ftl. Being a pussy ftw :hs:.
     

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