pretentious, i believe.
****, i wish i had absinthe. it's just SO FREAKING EXPENSIVE in the US to get imported.
so, do you drink it in shots or make that sugar water/absinthe mix (leush/loosh, w/e)?
on the subject, yes, getting hit in the face is bad.
it's just when the person who made this thread is absent, we have a creative license to talk about drinking... i did ask a question that delays the posts made here w/o the reply of the person questioned.
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Originally Posted by ysc87
Originally Posted by ghost55
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD
Don't feel like a ***** if you ask your training partners to go light on your head, either. It can be very negative for your training if you are learning to fear your opponents (and it can even cause you to lose the desire to train). Be sure to communicate what you are comfortable with.
In my training, we start with getting hit in the chest. I've been surprised at how I've been able to move from hard shots there to some light shots to the face without losing my posture, will, aggression, or balance. However, if we started including regular shots to the face, or anything harder than an occasional light smack, you can be sure I'd close up, hunch down, cover needlessly, and resort to never learning how to un-pussify myself.
The first rule of P.A. (pussies anonymous) is admitting that you're a *****. :icon_blac
The right thing while sparring especially at the beginning is to keep your front arm almost fully extended. Also you should always keep your rear leg on foot's forepart.
I thought I'd throw it in there that my doctor told me that I'm going to get teh braindamage from doing boxing. It's not as much the big heavy blows that rock you (though they'll do it too), it's the small ones that add up after a while. You'll appearantly start to gradually lose social skills and such, and get depressed, etc.
...Good thing I don't do boxing, I just get hit in the head during MMA practices. (I'm very bad at it) :icon_chee
I never minded getting tagged, but it could be your training partner being a dick and taking out his frustrations on a beginner. The best way to test this, is to punch him in the face. If he gets pissed and starts wailing on you then you its him being a dick. But if he takes it and even gives you a little smile then his alright in my book.
Being relaxed helps absorb the hits as well, roll with the punches dont try resist them with your head.
By holding your leading arm extended you are protecting yourself from majority of punches.
Originally Posted by Worldchampion!
Very true, That's pretty much what I'm being taught, with some crazy monkey boxing thrown in there, but I find that holding my arm out front works better for me. I'm 183 cm and have ok reach, so it would make sense for me to maintain distance.
I roughly know what I should be doing, I just get tired and drop my hands. Well, I just need to put in the training.
My previous post was a tongue in cheek post, that I was deluding myself that I wasn't getting the headblows. Not an comment on boxers :)
What do you guys think about eye contact? Usually I don't look into my opponent's eyes, but when I do, I get this feeling that he knows what I'm going to do next. There is this term - microexpression. Maybe that's the case.
I use the term telegraphing. You may be looking at where you are trying to hit, which is a big give away. Or dropping your shoulder, or just setting up the shot to obviously. An experienced fighter can also make some good guesses at what to expect. Keep the hands up and keep them moving.
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