Thread: jolting your brain from a punch?
4/11/2006 3:46pm, #11Originally Posted by Ryno
4/11/2006 3:58pm, #12Originally Posted by Kidspatula
4/11/2006 4:02pm, #13Originally Posted by Ikken Hisatsu
so you're taught to turn your head with your body as you punch and kick? Seems pretty silly to me.
4/11/2006 4:08pm, #14
4/11/2006 4:12pm, #15
Or the other one we train under fairly regularly
Or the fact that we spar on a weekly basis with three top ranked amateur boxers.
(Caroline Barry, Angel Bovee, Teresa O'toole)
I'd like to think at least some of them have teh real b0xing
4/11/2006 4:14pm, #16
PS: I can beat up Carry, neener neener neener.
4/11/2006 4:19pm, #17
no, of course you dont move your head on its own. that would be dumb. youd look like some kind of weird chicken dance fighter. i mean moving your body so that your head moves as well. a moving target is generally harder to hit than one staying still
4/11/2006 4:22pm, #18Originally Posted by Ikken Hisatsu
When I say "keep it still" I actually meant, keeping your head facing your opponent at all times. I try to keep my head moving at all times when I spar.
4/11/2006 4:26pm, #19
oh ok then.
4/11/2006 6:33pm, #20
Gotta love the ol' "Flinchy Punch Slap"
How is your breathing when you throw your techniques? Do you ever find yourself holding your breath, then "whooshing" after you've made contact?
Give this a shot. Get one of those "Lo Pro" or "Brain Pad" double mouth pieces and wear it while you do bag work.
I used to have issues with my ears and my jaw hurting like crazy during/after bagwork and sparring, and I found out that I had TMJ (a common jaw disorder). Wearing a GOOD mouthpiece while working the bag relieved all my issues AND further conditioned me to breathing with it in.
Just a thought.