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    One thing i've found really helps with getting the hip more into the kick is to initially practice with hitting the knee on the bag and disregarding the shin.

    Obviously the range is shorter but raising my pivot heel as much as poss when spinning and then hitting the bag with the point of the knee, it really helped me to turn the hip over and get that power.

    Once i feel this is going better i then throw the shin in with it.

    Sorry if the explanation is ****!

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    shadowboxing is also important to getting your hip to turn over. cos it kinda has to when there isnt a bag for it to hit

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    Do you always train with shoes on? That was the thing that surprised me the most. I supposed it's street-relevant, but in the gym, you'll never spar with shoes on, so it'd be a bit off-balancing.

    I thought you were a little slow in pulling back the jab before throwing the cross. Try doubling up the jab to make yourself more honest. But don't be lazy in that, either. I think Ricco Rodriguez cited as the opening he was looking for in countering Andrei Arlovski.

    You practiced headmovement well coming away from your combinations, but I don't think I saw you do any while entering range. You have to make yourself a hard target coming in as well.
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    Shadowboxing in itself isn't necessarily useful, as it is only as beneficial as the principles, techniques, and form being used while you do it. If you are training to kick without turning your hip over in shadowboxing, then you're not helping your round kick.

    I have seen many a new student hi-step and soccer kick their way through shadowboxing.

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    Thanks for posting a video - that takes balls.

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    1. You are a big, strong guy and you kept it up for 5 minutes - a great start, and you didn't look too knackered at the end
    Re punches:
    2. Get your jab working - and make sure you are at the right range. Work 3 times as many jabs as any other punch
    3. Your left hook can drop, and your glove doesnt strike flat on. Watch the height of your guard with your left hand as you get tired - you run the risk of getting caught
    4. You must turn your hips more into your punches and loosen up in the shoulders
    5. Work the ranges - you stay the same distance from the bag - move backwards and forwards
    6. Are you on your toes?
    7. Punches in bunches please!
    With regard to kicks
    1. You are not turning on the ball of your foot, which means your hips dont turn over, which means that the kicks lack as much power as one would expect from someone as beefy as you
    2. You look a little off balance when kicking - see 1.!
    3. Lets see some front kicks/side kicks (if you use them) and maybe some high/low combinations
    Generally
    1. Mix up kicks and punches - use the kicks to close, follow up with hands, or vice versa
    2. Vary your work rate please! You are taking it too steady. You'll be better off working sharper 2-3 minute rounds

    BTW, your magic disappearing shirt is very cool!

    Hope that helps.

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    Much thanks for all the helps folks. This was the first time hitting the heavy bag in a long while, so as I focus on it more, I'm gonna keep all of this in mind.
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    I had to look again and it's hard to tell but to does look like your crossing your feet as you move around the bag.
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    I think a lot of that was the angle of the camera. The hooks look a little off on some of the punches as well. I'll pay special notice of it next time and see.
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    I'm gonna finish watching it later, but how come it looks like you're working out in a rundown crackhome?

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    You think that's bad you should take a gander at where my team trains. A chilly basement with a hodge podge of equipment. Remember where Apollo Creed took Rocky to train in LA??? Kinda looks like that. But it's good in a way because it keeps all the Marys away. You wouldn't like it Mega.

    And since when does a gym have to look like it's 100% equiped by Everlast and have 5-10,000 sets of everything to be a serious gym???
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