218358 Bullies, 6517 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 7 of 7
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. yli is online now

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    646

    Posted On:
    10/16/2013 6:31am


     Style: Stabbing the Face.

    -2
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    More dynamic head movement.

    Note: This is probably not advanced, feel free to move it if necessary.
    -------
    I've noticed I've been having trouble with head movement. For me, moving my head around is not as swift or instinctive as I'd like it to be and I tend to waste too much time and motion trying to slip or block incoming attacks with my arms.

    Anything I can do to help improve my head movement?
  2. hungryjoe is offline
    hungryjoe's Avatar

    Light Heavyweight

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,420

    Posted On:
    10/16/2013 11:00pm

    supporting member
     Style: judo hiatus

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As you put time in, it becomes easier to react to your opponent's shift in posture, foot movement and the myriad of things leading up to a fist hitting your face. You're not necessarily reading his/her movement, yet reacting from experience and muscle memory.

    Are you loose or tense? You can't react quickly unless you're relaxed.

    I expect this to be moved from the advanced striking technique section shortly.
  3. jdempsey is online now

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Posts
    471

    Posted On:
    10/16/2013 11:30pm


     Style: lazy

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I believe the best way to learn is in sparring, also when shadow boxing.
    Maybe try slipping just the jab. Practice in the mirror and like hungry Joe said... stay loose so you can be lightning quick. (don't leave your head and neck too loose or it may just leave your body when they do connect.)
  4. yli is online now

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    646

    Posted On:
    10/17/2013 12:34am


     Style: Stabbing the Face.

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by hungryjoe View Post
    As you put time in, it becomes easier to react to your opponent's shift in posture, foot movement and the myriad of things leading up to a fist hitting your face. You're not necessarily reading his/her movement, yet reacting from experience and muscle memory. Are you loose or tense? You can't react quickly unless you're relaxed. I expect this to be moved from the advanced striking technique section shortly.
    I'm a bit tense, which probably slows my reactions down. I've been working on my breathing, relaxation and focus however.
  5. Fuzzy is offline
    Fuzzy's Avatar

    Welterweight

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    958

    Posted On:
    10/17/2013 3:48am

    supporting member
     Style: DocePares/MMA(YawYan)

    2
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ok, I'm far from an "advanced" striker, but head movement is one of my biggest problems and its something my coach has been working me on mercilessly lately.

    One of the things we do, which seems to have really worked for me, is a limited form of sparring where the guy practicing the head movement/evasion wears headgear and a mouthpiece and just does his best to evade while the "attacker" tries to hit him in the head (obviously not full-contact). We do this either toe-to toe (both partners have their lead feet inside a tyre) or using footwork, though this can lead to just running away, so someone needs to be watching the drill and reminding you to remain engaged.
  6. erezb is offline

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,294

    Posted On:
    10/17/2013 7:27am


     Style: Boxing,Kickboxing K1

    3
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Try point sparring with no hand defense only body and head movement, either toe to toe or with free range. This will make you learn to move your head after you throw a punch. Left hand sparring is also great, for everything.
    And some people tie a tennis ball to a string from their head and punch it, when they miss it comes flying toward the head..that will also teach you to move it.
    Finally, work the double end bag as much as possible and drill movement. You punch, it comes back you bob to one side, than the other, than punch etc.
  7. dwkfym is offline
    dwkfym's Avatar

    Yours truly

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Tampa Bay Area
    Posts
    2,012

    Posted On:
    11/14/2013 9:23pm

    Business Class Supporting Member
     PDS Rifles Style: Univ. Florida Kickboxing

    1
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Just letting you know you need to have a good stance even while sparring in order to move your head effectively. And its not just the head, its really your whole body.
    www.pdsrifles.com Add us on facebook!
    Parts and Accessories
    Law Enforcement Firearms

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.