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Are physical attributes important in a fight?

Yes. It's pretty obvious, isn't it? It's why there are weight classes in all competitive fighting sports. The Gracie family says that for every 20 pounds heavier, you need to be one belt higher ranked ...
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Maximum strength for Boxing

Short answer If your only goal is speed, you should not consider classical strength training, as it will not improve your speed. That is, it will, but only initially and marginally. Although both ...
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How to increase hand speed in boxing

Improving hand speed means improving Speed strength, you can do that by doing plyometrics punching with bands throwing medicine balls or dumbbells shot putting But, you should also pay attention ...
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Is accuracy less important in street and Krav Maga?

"Can I get a good shot in at the right range?" Accuracy matters... but maybe not in the way you're thinking of. First, you got to be able to hit a target that is moving. Range matters a lot here....
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Maximum strength for Boxing

Quick answer: roughly 1-1.25xBW is sufficient for most strikers, but you should also deadlift about 2xBW. Longer answer: So, I've done a bit of research on performance indicators for martial arts ...
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How fast should you be able to kick?

From a TKD specific position, as it's an Olympic sport, we can look at the studies which have been carried out about it from a sport's performance perspective. The primary test of TKD specific ability ...
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Is speed ball really effective?

Macaco gave you the link to a video from R. Dewey. I think there is not much we could add to his comment. It is fun. It trains reflexes. It is no training substitute for live training.
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Are faster punches more powerful in boxing?

In addition to speed, you can change mass. You can land a punch with just the mass of your hand (a jab), or you can land a punch with all of your body's mass (a haymaker). As mass is resistance to ...
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Is speed ball really effective?

The traditional speed ball with a platform is very effective if you plan to compete in western boxing or just want to simply get better at it. The reason is that the speed ball helps train your ...
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Is weight training useful in martial arts?

First of all I want to make myself clear that I a not intending to hurt anyone's feelings or trying to prove one is better than the other. Myself 32 years old. Black belt Karate. Black belt judo. Wing ...
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Is weight training useful in martial arts?

I've had a solid 2 years of strength training including Olympic weightlifting before starting martial arts, which I've pursued for over ten years since my first real fight. Strength training for ...
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