In Fighting Drill - try it and tell me what you think.
One thing I used to have my fighters do, was go head to head for two minute rounds. Up to you how long you go. I used to make my guys often train longer rounds with shorter rests a month or two before fights. I'd go back to normal rounds a week or so before the fight.Same thing with running. I'd make them do double miles for each round of the fight. Hills at least once a week. Anyway....You should have headgear for this unless you want to go home everynight with head/face lumps and rashes. Deffinitely use headgear when getting close to the fight. Very easy to get front, sides of skull and brow dinged up if not careful. You can also use your head on someone's chin in this position if you want to. Oh... shoulders too. Great position for raising up a little with a shoulder to the chin or face, after a hook from opposite side.......
Ok, so you put your heads next to each others and fight without breaking apart for 2 minute rounds (or longer). Anywhere from 3 to 5 rounds should do the trick. You work on feeling your partners weight shifting and and movement. You can only cover up with shoulders and close in arm checking. Work hooks and uppercuts. Example: Hook left to floating rib, then immediately hook hegh to head with same hand. As you throw high hook, swing your head to other side if it's on same side as hook, and lean over right hip a little. The shifting and leaning gives more power to a close in hook. After you hook the head, shift your head back to the other side and then uppercut with right hand, rising up a little as you do it to add power.
You can shift your head as you feel your partner shifting to head hook. Remember to take the ody shots on your arms and elbows. Don't always push into your partner, when you feel him push into you, yield and shift, following with uppercuts or hooks. Low hook w/ one side and then high hook with other hand is good combo here. Lots of things can e done from here. Start low and then shoot low for one or two lleg take down. You can practice sprawl as a counter for an in close clash and attempted take down. Sometimes the noobs want to back up when they feel the shoot coming. Better to sprawl quick and stay close. Apply pressure on partners neck or back of head and move into guillotine. Long wide sprawl, not close. Remember leverage forward.
One counter to practice with this is person doing shoot to loop an arm around partners mid section (lower back at hip level) as they feel/see the sprawl or pressure, then swing out to the same side and go for a single leg. Sometimes you can even slip into a sissor with ankle or calf lock and torque. Also possible to slip into RNC from this position, if you bob/weave and slip in hooks as you swing out.
If you stay as close as possible for most of the duration of the drill, as well as keep busy, the endurance work is great and you get some good in close sensitivity training, not to mention close in striking practice. arm parrying and push hip control. Push hip control is for slowing down the attack and maybe opening up a gap or just a good check.
Man.... this is bringing back old good times. I don't fighters anymore. I MISS IT!!!!