First real striking session back after new year.
Video clips of the first real session back after new year, concentrated on striking basics then doubles, looked at kick punchkick to entering with a guy who has boxed kickboxed and thrown in an eclectic JuJutsu format but as seperate things so his transition need work more than his indiviudual technique.
The session was an hour and a half, i cut out most of the talking and demonstrating to get file size down and to make it easier to watch without me prattling on.
Theres four of us training, the random guys in the back are regulars at the gym.
I am the overweight geezer in the mullet and black shorts grey top, during the doubles on the belly pad/gloved mitt I end up retching, gassed out and flat footed.
My pad holder pushes me to keep going when I am out of shape as he knows I am a lazy fat old git who would rather eat and drink than train, good to have a conscience.
http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97SKYqsdcqE single punchbasics on belly pad and mitts
http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdSUYlht8Qo Double punch basics on mitts
http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0i0J-e68n0 Double punch basics on belly pad and gloved mitt
http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nflxwB28KD8 single kick basics to leg and knee using long pad as a target
http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3po8mre2HH4 kick punch kick combination leading to an introduction to entering.
Its all a bit rough and ready, but your comments etc are welcome...(gets the umbrella and goggles out)
There is something weird about your posture. Do you train for a no head-shot ruleset or have a back problem? On your low kick especially your head is wide open. Then again on your punches to the body. Those are both times I personally like to counter hit so I usually look for the openings.
On your low kicks you are not covering your chin with your shoulder because you don't turn your hip over. you also don't lean away at all to change the distance. I know some people hate leaning away because it can lose power but IMO you need to find some way to protect your head when you throw that low kick. Experiment with having your partner head hunt with a focus mitt while you throw low kicks at the pad. A nice slap form the mitt will get you moving your head :)
When you body punch you are really dropping your head and moving into the target. I guess you are trying to slip but it looks like you are really open. Maybe remember to keep the hand that is not punching up by your cheek when you do that. It is hard for me to see the angle but something about it is just bothering me.
AH-HA! I finally saw it after reviewing that first video more. You are leaning at the waist instead of lowering your hips. Your hips are only dropping about 2-4" the rest of your level change is coming from bending at the waist.
Yeah I saw it too now you mentioned it, being pretty heavy and under 6 feet tall I usually fought taller guys, that and recovering from a torn hamstring has prolly made me really lazy.
Short arm reach and long legs also makes thing weird, seems its easier for me to be lazy than to work at it...best get my finger out.
My partner for the pad work was giving me lots of **** about it, tagging me with the edge of the pad every now and again and giving me verbals, I keep forgetting we have the gloved mitts so he can clobber me with em while using em as a pad too so we tend to leave em in the bag, tiem for a rethink of my training and use of gear.
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
I know the glove/mitt thing you are talking about. At first I thought they would be the be all end all but I prefer a good focus mitt that stays on your hand. The glove/mitt combo makes the pad holder have to move their hands too far out of position to slap you. A slap with the flat side of the focus mitt is nice and quick and then you can go right back to the proper holding position. Not only that a slap is more irritating so you want to get better to avoid that load pop that everyone in the gym can hear. :)
My personal favorite is a curved face focus mitt with a Velcro strap. I can't find a good picture of one though.