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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Isn't the way he bends over at the waist bad form, opening him up to a knee in the face?

    I'm taught to bend at the knees and keep my torso upright

    Great demonstration though, It must have been hard not to counter punch
    He said "Put on these gloves and try to punch me in the face". Nothing about knees or bodyshots or anything else.

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    I get that, still bad form though IMHO, especially in a vid meant to show the effectivness of head movement
    His demonstration was supposed to be in the context of street fight with an untrained opponent, though. Dudes who can't time a punch against someone that moves probably aren't going to be able to clock him with a knee.

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    I asked if he'd do a new vid with proper form after some milk and squats. He said maybe
    Why wait? Someone else could duplicate what he did, sans waist bending, and post a rebuttal video.

    As it stands, the video is a good example of how a skilled fighter can seem borderline superhuman compared to an Average Joe. That and this video:


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    Also, bending at the waist is more permitted in boxing (or at least the boxing gym I trained at). Its MMA, Muay Thai, and other combat sports where bending at the knees is more crucial, because thats where the knees come in.

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    This seems like it'd work even better if you told them "try to hit me in the face AS HARD AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN" so they limit themselves to big haymakers instead of jabs.

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    Very nice, my kickboxing coach once did something similar with me.

    My head movement sucked even at the peak of my striking training. I hated the drills, and I hated the assistant coaches who made me do it constantly. It was almost like I had a broom handle up my ass, like a really shitty Remy Bonjasky.

    Stuff like this always looks super human to me.

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    I'd like to see someone try to duplicate this demonstration with Taekwondo blocks:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    I'd like to see someone try to duplicate this demonstration with Taekwondo blocks:

    No way- the blocks would break all of the puncher's unconditioned forearms!

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    A friend of mine showed me that video a couple weeks ago. I think it is an awesome video, especially to anyone who has done those drills before. It is even difficult against a training parter who you are used to. But to do it against someone who you have never sparred against is ballsy. To do it effectively is awesome!
    Combatives training log.

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    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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    Here's sort of an inverted version of that video:


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