Thread: best guard for stocky guy?
5/25/2006 3:14am, #11Originally Posted by meng_mao
But his shoulders are probably tense just because he's new, and new people clench up. Tell him to relax.
5/25/2006 7:07am, #12Originally Posted by Xtschneider
They hurt? That's sounds qualitatively different, in my mind, than "it taxes".
How long can you hold your hands up in that guard before it becomes too much?Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
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5/25/2006 9:16am, #13
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and don't stand too front on
5/25/2006 9:47am, #14
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maybe 20 seconds at the most, then i gotta stop.
5/25/2006 10:57am, #15
Hands on forehead is patently stupid.
Elbows in to protect the ribs, hands at chin or nose level, palms facing one another or your face.
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5/25/2006 12:10pm, #16
have him relax his back & shoulders, turtle into the correct posture and bring his head down & slightly forward into his guard. sounds like he may be too upright and bringing his arms and shoulders up to guard his head, which causes even more tension, and quickly burns out the shoulders of already tense noobs. beyond that, tell him to get in shape and stop being such a wuss.
5/25/2006 3:27pm, #17
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The whole point of a thaiboxing guard is that it is a pretty natural motion. Does he have any other shoulder issues you're not letting on (ie: surgery)? If not, then he probably just needs to suck it up, at least a little.
FYI-I'm pretty bulky (6'1", 230 lbs) and I keep my fists at about cheek level, facing in. It works well- I can cover fine and get a jab off very quickly.
5/25/2006 3:29pm, #18
Originally Posted by The Hero
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Although I have to say this is not the best guard for MMA, but when I need to adapt for my MMA class I just lower my hands down to the cheekbones. But I retain other elements of the thai guard of being wider open.
5/25/2006 11:54pm, #19Originally Posted by The Hero
I think the problem is that his lats are so tensed up that he burns them out holding his arms high. And yeah, he's probably not leaning forward enough.52 blocks documentary: arrived
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5/26/2006 12:01am, #20
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