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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    Let's say that you had an additional hour per day for supplementary training, but it had to be solo. What would you work on?

    Since I'm in that situation now, I'm thinking about bag work/shadow boxing twice a week and strength training thrice.

    Seems simple enough, but I'd still like to hear all'y'all's feedback. After all, maybe I should just be working on my death touch.
    While there is nothing wrong with shadow boxing, its only a warm up for the bag, so spend more on the bag.
    A cool routine ( if you have the gloves) is to do a couple of rounds with 16oz, a couple with 120z, a couple with bag gloves and a couple bareknuckle.

    Adding ST is always a good thing, esepcially for you limp wristed Taiji fags :bootyshak

    Is there anything in particular you wanna work on?

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    cardio, weights, bagwork and then solo stick stuff.
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    Try throwing in a good circuit course on the bag. Get a cheap round timer (I got one from Title for like $50, does 2 and 3 min rounds) or a watch or whatever, then alternate skipping rope and working on the bag for several rounds, taking a one minute break in between.

    If you already do a lot of cardio, then definitely strength training. Avoid machines at all costs, don't be a pumper, and the 5x5 system is your friend.
    Last edited by VikingPower; 1/06/2005 4:01pm at . Reason: Forgot to add...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronin69
    Is there anything in particular you wanna work on?
    Well, the strength training is an important component. I had started lifting last summer, but then chaos descended and it's high time to get back on track in that regard. I think that the real issue is how I'm allocating my time outside of that. So . . .

    Right now, I feel that my weakest area is my stand-up striking, much of which stems from how I react to opponents. In lieu of a training partner, however, I'm guessing that the best thing to do is simply to drill combos and footwork. What'choo think, vato?

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    Well, you are short, like me, so work on your footwork to get inside and work on your hooks and uppercuts.
    Work on getting in, hitting, getting out to the outside and hitting again, etc.
    Work on your low kicks.
    Make sure your last round on the bag is you drilling those bareknuckle hooks to the body till you are completly exhausted, don't for get the elbows !
    Keep you hands up and move around the bag.

    Drills are what makes a fighter.

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    All good advice.

    Any suggestions for footwork drills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    All good advice.

    Any suggestions for footwork drills?
    Besides rope-skipping with a good speed rope, you could do the whole put tape on the floor in the shape of an asterix and move around with that I suppose.

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    Hard to explain in words without seeing....
    Sorry.

    Move in and do a punch cmobo, now move out, stright back.
    Move in and do a combo, move out to the side on a 45 and do another combo.
    Move in with a 1-2, bob and weave and go to the body for a combo, bob and duck to the outside on a 90 and do another combo.

    there are too many to list...

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    In Kosho Shihan taped x's with + combined for 8 dif directions on the floor and after first thinking "this is silly," I now use them. It has helped me in learning flanking to have a pattern to follow. They can be used solo or with a partner. Like go for a side step/hop step (keeping one foot in front - usually IMHO it's bad to cross legs) to the angles. With a partner I like it because the defender lines up with one foot in the middle making the angles to work real clear. It's nice to always have a reminder of where one is, if you know what I mean. I tend to just do combos in the air and this is better knowing where I'm actually moving every time.

    One thing I like to do is stick (bo - long to the non Japanese). While it's good for learning to wack people, waving it around is great for the arms and shoulders. I'd never realized what a shoulder workout until I did it for awhile. Good exercise for my crummy rotators.

    By myself I also do (gasp choke, I'm SO embarrassed) kata and hit the bag - 100 rndhs, 100 front kicks to start each workout).
    Last edited by patfromlogan; 1/06/2005 4:49pm at .
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