yeah, thats what i meant, dont punch when your feet are of the ground, you get no power or balance.
Originally Posted by dwkfym
its kind of like a rhythm, lower body moves, upper body moves, lower, upper, lower, upper. you need to find a good rhythm in your step and punches, if you can dance you can box. unless you are jewish, because jews have no rhythm.
Great. Thanks guys.
and lol. White Kimbo's going to give you what for.
I'm going to have to disagree a bit with the whole "step, then punch" thing. Your feet should be moving as you throw your punches. Pushing off the back foot and coming forward onto your front foot is what drives the weight of your body through the punches. You want to step with your jabs, and never "plant". Your feet shouldn't be going anywhere when you throw the cross/hook/uppercut/etc. but they're not planted, they're transferring weight between front and back foot as you pivot with your punches. Your feet don't really leave the ground, but they will basically be "stepping" on each punch, and as you end your combination you step with the jab again and jab your way out. As long as you're in range, each step should have a jab attached to it.
You're feet are totally flat and planted and you drag your rear foot behind you when you move. Stay on the ball's and push off with the rear foot to move forward or to the left, with the front foot to move back or to the right. You're leaning WAY forward all the time, try keeping your back straight and your weight more centered, you'll be much more mobile. With all of your weight on your front foot you have no mobility.
This is probably THE most important thing for you to try and work on right now. If you have no foot work, nothing else will matter.
KS I think we're in agreement, just didn't express the subtleties enough. Stepping in with punches is important and an intregate part of shoot and scoot. But when you throw the combos, you stay.
Mainly, not throwing punches if one foot is off. (unless superman straight)
By plant, I mean keep it on the ground. not flat planted, but keep it on the ball of your feet and ready to move/strikeagain/dip/slip, etc. A lot of semi-advanced strikers will have one foot still dragging while punches are coming out.
Thanks. I know what you guys mean, just have to learn to actually do it.
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