Thread: Cultivating physical toughness
1/28/2009 3:46am, #11Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
1/28/2009 4:26am, #12
What kind of sparring do you guys do?
You might want to look into boxing drills where for example one person goes on the offence and the other just has to weather the storm, maybe throwing the odd counter punch. Or even making them fight while baked into a corner. Thing is these are drills where you need to have a very experienced person paired off with the beginner. The noob has to be pushed just outside their comfort zone, not beaten into submission.
Actually, making sure the new people get matched up against people who are good fighters (but not assholes) is probably a good idea anyway. Also, this might sound a bit obvious, and you probably do this already, but it helps if the person supervising shouts out some encouragement and the odd idea for an attack.
1/28/2009 8:21am, #13Originally Posted by Toptomcat
1/28/2009 9:57am, #14
1) Spar more often for shorter amounts of time.
2) Wear quality headgear not dipped foam ****.
3) Wear quality gloves no less than 16oz and intended for sparring.
4) Wear a mouth guard that fits well.
5) Practice the offense defense drill recommended above.
If all of those don't work in 6 months get a new hobby.
1/28/2009 10:59am, #15
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- Sep 2007
- Tang Soo Do
Thank you...a lot of good suggestions here. Tough to see why this was moved, except generally for its its 'unclean' TMA roots, but I can't complain- I got what I needed.
1/28/2009 11:16am, #16
Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
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- TKD, MT, KEMPO
A hobby should be something you should enjoy, not fill you with dread before each sparring session. Besides, there are so many other choices, and most fist fights can be avoided these days. And if you are worried about defending your home, buy a gun- Kid has plenty of them."Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
1/28/2009 12:14pm, #17Originally Posted by Toptomcat
If they're really struggling with this, I'd suggest progressive resistance training; start them off with controlled pre-set drills in which they get accustomed to taking firm pushes (not punches) to the side of the jaw, the solar plexus area or wherever they're having trouble, gradually increasing the force of the pushes as they get used to it. Next step is to have them take slow and relatively gentle punches, again increasing the force until they've caught up with the rest of the class.
1/28/2009 12:22pm, #18
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- Dec 2005
- CMA,Muay Thai ,Yudo,TKD
Do what I did when I was 19.
Step 1. Train with a Pro Boxer/Kickboxer who is tough as nails and so mean that he makes the devil piss himself.
Step 2. Continue letting him beat the **** out of you and everyone else for about 8-10 months (preferably without headgear, yeah we were young, stupid and thought we were badasses)
What did I develope from this kind of training? An intense dislike for being punched in the face, excellent defense, better movement, the ability to take a punch and not quit, a fearless attitude when sparring, and a short term stutter.
But after all that I'm at least not afraid to step up when the need arises.安氏八极拳学生
1/28/2009 12:47pm, #19
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Back in my JKD days we used to do a drill from FMA where you take turns punching each other in the gut in a me-you-me... you-me-you rhythm. Noobs do it light, and work up to full power. This was done bare knuckle. We also used to use just our hands for focus mits, and let our partners Thai kick our thighs, while turning out the ankle to take it on the back of the leg instead of the nerve. All of this was none with incementally increasing power. It worked.
Feeding pads for someone who has good power will also get you used to maintainiing stability while getting knocked around.Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie
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1/28/2009 1:10pm, #20
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Physical toughness is really mental, its all in the mind, everybodies pain threshold is different, but it does help to put on muscle so your arm or leg doesn't snap when kicked, etc If your going to toughen up your bones by hitting hard objects, dont go crazy and snap your leg, do it every day
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