Thread: How do you take a punch ?
4/08/2009 3:28pm, #41
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Slipping and such works great in boxing/kickboxing, but in MMA you do have to be wary of takedowns/heel picks etc. I still use it a lot, but I'm always keeping an eye out for the level change/shot when I'm bobbing and weaving heh.
As far as tensing with a body shot, sure, mostly. Although it's tough to tense the solar plexus, or the liver. I tried to tense my floating rib the other day... :merror:
4/08/2009 4:47pm, #42
Eat lots, but also do lots of core work.
Well...um...when I was in Japan and saw Sumo, most rikishi were like that: working out from 2:30 AM to 10:30 AM non-stop (throwing each other around and slamming their hands--with body-weight behind them--into hardwood pillars, as well as charging up and down stairs, stretching and doing freeweights).
Then, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 or 1 PM, it was food, food and more food. If you ever see a match (I mean O-Sumo, not amateur), you'll see, watching them strain against each other, that most of them have arms and legs that are very big, but not very flabby-looking. Lots of big guts, though. Even then, if one of them coughs or clears his throat, you'll see some pretty defined abs under the cushion.
They define rank strictly on win-loss records...and there's no mention whatsoever of "voluntary control of internal muscles" in their training.
4/08/2009 5:50pm, #43
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4/08/2009 9:58pm, #44
4/09/2009 9:25am, #45
Guys take the Qigong efficacy argument somewhere else. This is the STRIKING forum.
4/09/2009 1:23pm, #46
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Thanks for bringing back ontopic.
also, a day in a life of a Sumo, they do these drills 4-5 hours a day. Everyday.
YouTube - Sumo workout
Given their average weight of 148KG or 325lbs , their tackle can knock most men out.
They learned to absorb blows without relying on muscle tension as part of their training. Tensing up just uses up too much stamina. See 2:41, and observe the amount of shock their bodies absorb in one tackle, as its double the force of their mass + opponent's mass. Tensing up causes a "bounce", meaning being knocked back, increased chance to go off balance, and no chance to grip on the opponent's mawashi.
Also, 5:23, having a 325lbs sumo fall on me... Do not want.
YouTube - Julien Buratto - Nagoya Basho 2007 - Eurosport Italy
Good thing they have glass jaws.:toothy9:
4/09/2009 3:25pm, #47
Sumo wrestlers slamming into each other has basically nothing to do with taking a punch. Two totally different types of impact in two totally different contexts.Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
4/09/2009 3:32pm, #48
4/09/2009 4:37pm, #49
...it takes too much stamina to flex their muscles? Isn't the average sumo match less than fifteen seconds?
He makes less and less sense as this thread goes on.
4/10/2009 1:13pm, #50Originally Posted by Whathappened
Mods, I'm the one who brought the Sumo into this, so the appearance of the above mess is partially my fault, and I have to do something to clean it up. Given the thread topic, feel free to Trollistan it, but I just couldn't let it go without one more reply.
WH, how many Sumo Beya (gyms) have you actually been to? In my years of living in Japan, I went to several. Do Rikishi hit each other in all sorts of ways? Sure: open-handed slams to the head, throat or body with the same body-torque mechanical principles used in other striking arts. Mutual head-butting or shoulder-slamming initial charges, also with full weight behind them. Throws leading to hard landings on the Dohyo's dried-clay surface (no, it isn't like a mat, it's more like landing on cement) or onto the tiled floor below the ring.
How is their musculature when they fight? With the exception of rolling breakfalls, it's at maximum tension. These are short contests specifically because it's so easy to lose a bout. Any skeletal muscles they use during a bout are at 100% motor-unit activation. They have no time to do any "internal" whatever or "relax" anything. Their rank (and therefore their salaries, AKA their livelihoods) are strictly based on their win-loss record. They have no time for mumbo-jumbo, no place for anything but biomechanical applications of physics.
What looks like "relaxing when taking a shot" comes from the layer of adipose most of them have over their considerable abs (and abs are not "internal muscles", they're skeletal muscles), which exists to cushion landings on the aforementioned concrete-like surface, and also to lower their centre of gravity, making them harder to throw but allowing them to more readily get their C. of G. below their opponent's C. of G. in order to execute a throw.
Again, no BS "internal" anything, no Chinese mysticism (which makes sense, since there's nothing Chinese about Sumo). It's just applied physics.
That's it for me, Mods. No more derail.
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