Easier said than done yup.
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
It looks like you're checking/trying to slap the punches back, like how you do with punching mitts. Is that actually bad technique or a habit formed of helping others punch?
And I shouldn't be pawing at punches like I do.
I see. Why tucked into the body instead of just up at cheek level? Your elbows could cover your ribs and legs anything lower.
The right hand should be tight and sort of resting tucked into the body. Cocked an ready to go.
Haha, I see. So bouncing side to side is a disadvantage then?
Sideways makes my head harder to hit. Tkd make bouncing work almost everybody else will get slapped by their coach for being silly.
Oh okay. I was just wondering because I never had my gloves actually touch my face. I feel like the punch will penetrate right through.
Pulling your hand away from your face is a big risk. You have to be absolutely sure you can get to the shots thrown after that first one you have stopped.
Of course, the better boxer wins.
My coach is tricky and will pull his hands away a lot.
I try it and eventually eat unapposed shots. My counter to tricky is tighter and better classical boxing.
I should probably upload a video of sparring if I ever get one done (or spar [probably not randori] even) for your expert critique.
Man, this makes me excited. I wish I could spar with you all.
Edit: I actually replied to Gluckman and Permalost but Bullshido glitched out and it didn't post for whatever reason.