Posted On:7/16/2009 1:29pm
Originally Posted by dwkfym
When you throw any punch or kick, you should be well footed and not be moving. Only exceptions would be hooks and roundhouse kicks you throw while you slip and move laterally. Even that, though, technically you're planted by the time you throw the punch.
But right before and after you throw a strike, you should be moving. Thats what he means. Practice this: Jab and step forward. Do this across the room. Then Jab and step backwards. Jab and step sideways. Complete the jab before you move.
Now, try this: step forward and then jab. Step backward, then jab. move sideways, then jab. Finish moving and get in your proper fighting stance before you start on the jab.
eventually it should all move fast and look like you're punching on the move. But you're not.
yeah, thats what i meant, dont punch when your feet are of the ground, you get no power or balance.
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.
Posted On:7/16/2009 5:07pm
Style: ex-wrestling, boxing newb
Great. Thanks guys.
and lol. White Kimbo's going to give you what for.
Do you eat breakfast?
Posted On:7/16/2009 6:07pm
Style: Kitty Pow Pow!!!
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.
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Posted On:7/16/2009 6:18pm
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.
Posted On:7/16/2009 8:06pm
PDS Rifles Style: Univ. Florida Kickboxing
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.
Posted On:7/16/2009 10:50pm
Thanks. I know what you guys mean, just have to learn to actually do it.
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