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    Dropping the lead arm ?

    At the moment when I'm performing punches, often when I strike off the trailing hand ie. for a hook or whatever my lead arm seems to drop. Is this a common thing or a bad habit I need to break out of. It does kind of weaken my guard for high strikes but otherwise I'm not sure.

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    When I began serious bag work my left jabbing arm always used to drop becuase it was tired. As you progress and improve through your training it will stop dropping. Try to concentrate on keeping it up until you dont need to think about it anymore.

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    It's a bad habit. When one hand is hitting, the other one should be covering. Try to get used to the feel of leather on your face while you're punching... preferably your own.

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    Cheers guys

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    I usually have three remedies for this:
    Tie the glove to the head
    Small ball in the crook of the elbow
    Beat the crap out of you and make you pay when you drop your fucking hand.

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    as my sifu would say "if you're not going to keep your hands UP, then use them to cover your crotch, so they're doing you some good."

    then he would repeatedly punch and kick me in the head if i dropped either hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
    I usually have three remedies for this:
    Tie the glove to the head
    Small ball in the crook of the elbow
    Beat the crap out of you and make you pay when you drop your fucking hand.
    I use the last two. A volleyball works well. That and I have a couple sparing partners who are quick to chin check me when I drop my gaurd or forget to slip a jab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabwyo
    I use the last two. A volleyball works well. ...

    Holy crap ... a volleyball in the crook of the elbow????


    What are you ... like 18 feet tall or something? Perhaps you meant a different ball?


    ... or do you really mean a volleyball, but place at wrist level and held against the shoulder (which still seems quite awkward)?
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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    Volleyball or something smaller like those little dodgeball style fuckers. A volleyball isn't as awkward as you'd think but I have long ass arms and 6'5" isn't quite 18 feet.
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    If you can actually hold an 8.25 inch diameter (!) ball in the crook of your elbow and you can still bend your forearm up to the guard position, I'd be curious to see the freak show arms you've got there. :smile:


    Do you partially deflate the sucker, or are you actually holding it higher up in the "V" of your bent arm than the crook of your elbow?



    (BTW, upon reflection, I can now speculate some minor advantages to a larger ball held higher than a tennis ball/racquetball/handball in the crook of the elbow. With a smaller ball, you can still drop your guard by pulling your elbow back chambered without loosing the ball. Also, the awkwardness of controlling the larger ball held higher might help some people who let their hand positioning move around too much when in guard. Minor stuff, but perhaps interesting to a few... or not.)
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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