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There are a few aspects to this: Make sure you're developing those "perfectionist" techniques so you can apply them minimally from your usual fighting position - they should snap out with minimal telegraphing. Practice on the heavy bag, making sure you can launch a wide variety of your techniques from the same guard position, as well as advance, retreat, ...


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There are fortunately not enough deaths in boxing (about 10 per year) to tell one way or another, hence no statistical correlation. People consistently underestimate the importance of sample size requirements in statistics. If the sample size is too small, that's the end of the discussion, as far as statistics are concerned, because any apparent ...


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I really doubt there is any correlation here. But furthermore it is important to notice that correlation does not imply causality and as as example you can see impressive correlations here


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You should focus on the details now so that you can free yourself from them later. The proper mechanics are vitally important. Proper posture, alignment, and balance are fundamental to functionality (and injury mitigation). Once your form has become second nature, you can work on spontaneity and improvisation. You can only really customize the techniques ...


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I've found a key part of the learning process is experimentation. First, learn the basics to where you can do them consistently well. Not perfect, but good. Then play a bit with it. Change the angles, a little bit. Change the weight distribution. Change your timing of when you push off or drop your weight to get your strikes in. The point of this is ...


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I believe the reason for his decision was well explained by Mr Weingard. However, I think you should just talk to him. Find time after a training and just tell him what your goals are and what you are expecting. Why should you treat a 'sifu' different then everybody else? Just think about that if you continue to train like that, you'll soon loose ...


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There's a good reason why an instructor pairs two students of unequal skill together. The student that is of lesser skill will begin to accelerate their knowledge when exposed to someone of greater skill. The student that is of greater skill, on the other hand, improves his/her knowledge of the art by being put in a position to explain things to the lesser ...


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Try this... "I thoroughly enjoy your teaching, and you are a great sifu. However, I am finding it difficult to further my learning with my current partner. I would like if I could work with an alternative partner, preferably one with similar experience as me." It's likely questions he may ask are those you already have answers to. But if the answer is ...


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Getting good at kicks is about drilling them a lot and here are a few recommendations as to how to go about doing it. Flexibility To boost fluidity in front kicks a person will need to be flexible as lacking flexibility will create resistance and slow them down. At a minimum ensure you can touch the toes without the knees bending but the ultimate level is ...


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It's completely normal to be sore when you're new to the sport. Boxing hits a lot of muscles you normally wouldn't, and especially through high repetition exercises(pushups, situps, burpees... and even just hitting the heavybag). Know your body, and know the difference between being sore, and actually having pain. Remember to stretch out properly after ...


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Something my Jujutsu Sensei always told us was come to class even if you are not feeling well. No need to participate, but you can watch and learn a lot from watching others practice. If you are contagious, stay home and get the rest you need, but if you are sore or have another injury where you can still watch the class then come on by.


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Micro ring? Look, sounds to me like it's made for bare-knuckle fighting. Look up bare knuckle fighting in the UK on YouTube. They fight in tiny "rings" with no gloves. Some guys use hand-wraps, but they can't call themselves real bare knuckle fighters.


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I know how that feels Matt, used to happen all the time at hockey & football. The coach thinks you're soft. He wants to make you into a fighter. You want my honest opinion? unless the guy is a pure a-hole, he's just trying to make you harder (like, carved out of wood Hard). don't take it personally because he's probably not personally attacking you. he's ...


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Various forms of fencing and swordsmanship are good for learning how to use one hand effectively. Bruce Lee applied a lot of ideas from fencing to how he performed his lead punch. In some styles of historical fencing, notably British sabre, it is common to put the off hand (usually the left) behind the back. This both makes it less likely to be cut and, in ...


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I got attacked with a metal bar by a tuk tuk driver trying to rob me. I blocked it with my forearm which caused an open fracture in the process (would have hit me in the head otherwise). I managed to avoid the next few rush attacks and run away which is always the best defence. I've always been a bit sceptical about weapons drills as they seem unrealistic - ...



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