2,000 kick/knee/punch workout?

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  1. Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast Bar Brown Belt

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    I was out of town and visited an MMA/MT gym that said there was open training. The training consisted of getting word that we should throw and catch 2,000 round kicks, 2,000 teeps (front kicks), 2,000 knees and 2,000 punches with a partner. Needless to say I didn't make it that far before the hour and a half class ended (and I was dead, too) and my partner died after about 150 of each. To me it sounded like the instructor just picked a ridiculous number he knew nobody could possibly reach. Does anyone actually train with that quantity of techniques in a single workout?
     
  2. lil_ric23

    lil_ric23 White Belt

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    that's ridiculous. if anyone on hear says they can do it, i want to see the video.

    are you sure he didn't mean a total of 2000 all together.
     
  3. Breakfast Bar

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    He was pretty explicit and a few people (like the guy I was partnered up with) were beginning students. It really wouldn't make sense if he was serious. Even if you could do it, it would represent throwing 2,500+ techniques in a 3 round fight or 800 in a 10 round fight--way more than any fighter is going to have to do. And it would probably take 4-5 hours to do. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be some lesson in humilty or just a "I don't feel like teaching today" thing.
     
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    888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    it is mental. you will not get there in the time limit but the point is to try. Even if you know you won't reach it you just keep going.
     
  5. Rinksterk**

    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

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    Doesn't sound too hard, if you're Floyd Mayweather Jr.
     
  6. ZainGFY

    ZainGFY Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Where they full power kicks? I rememeber trying 1000 full power round house kicks when I first started Muay Thai, I don't even remember where I ended up but I know that no one in the class could finish. TS is right about one thing, they pick an amount no one could reach.
     
  7. Strykerx

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    Didn't Buakaw state in an interview or something similar that he did 2,000 kicks,knees,whatever a day. Maybe it was an article about his training regiment but I do recall reading something along those lines. Perhaps that where the instructor got the idea?
     
  8. Hit-or-be-hit

    Hit-or-be-hit Green Belt

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    dang that's a lot
    i probably don't even do 500 total
     
  9. clinchman

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    I'm sure by the time you reach 2000, your technique will be pretty decent. Perhaps that's the idea, anyone who can do all of that doesn't need to train it anymore - but because nobody can, everyone needs to train it.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I've seen this done before, but everybody gets something out of it, even IF no one makes it.
     
  11. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    2000 kicks sounds crazy. Im sure I throw well over 2000 punches every training session.
     
  12. ClampXVII

    ClampXVII Bravado Muay Thai Trainer

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    Yeah sounds like it's mental and technique based.
     
  13. guynamedtroy

    guynamedtroy Banned Banned

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    Makes sense from a mental perpective, especially if anyone recalls the saying "I'm not scared of the 1,000 techniques you know but the one technique you've done 1,000 times." I'm not sure who said it, but it's meant to remind us to not forget the basics and why they are so important in training.
     
  14. cmburns

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    It would make a lot more sense to make smaller jumps. like a 500/500/500 is the first goal. then make jumps of 250 or 500 each week. I dunno, that seems way to excessive for anyone but a pro.
     
  15. mvisit1

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    That's crazy. We did a 100 punch workout in my class today though. It was fun, 10 jabs, 10 jab - cross, 10 jab - cross - hook, 10 jab - cross - hook - cross. The record for our school is 24 seconds. I was getting mixed up on doing the jab - cross - hook - cross continuously in a row so I probably ended up taking closer to a minute. I really enjoyed it though and plan to do it everyday and strive for less than 24 seconds.
     
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    How long was your class? 2000 of each is an absurd and not-achievable number. Break it down into the TIME it would take to execute. You listed 4 different techniques that needed 2000 repetitions each. If you were able to do one kick per second, WITHOUT resting between rounds, without a breath or water break, and just kick-kick-kick-kick, it would take more than half an hour if you threw one kick per second uninterrupted! :D

    Nonetheless you said three different leg techniques. That would be 100 minutes uninterrupted at one technique per second without slowing down.

    Not possible. :p Not if you throw with any heat whatsoever. And even without heat, you'd have to be in Olympic condition to have a chance in hell.
     
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    i would lose count after the first 4 pucnhes....
     
  18. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Ive actually done 500 rounds and 500 teeps with each leg 2 times a week..2000 is overkill
     
  19. right hand lead

    right hand lead Green Belt

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    same here lol
     
  20. Grey_Steel

    Grey_Steel White Belt

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    Thinking about doing 2000 kicks made me tired!:icon_lol:

    I think there may be a point where the exercise becomes non productive. You can practice kicking a target, bag or shield for many reps or minutes or rounds or whatever and it can be productive. It can work on that mental edge to go beyond pain or fatigue, it can be anaerobic or a number of other things productive as long as it stays within the bounds of reason. Once you get to a point where you are only waiting to get to the end, I think it becomes a waste of time and non productive; especially done in air. You can do 50 or even 100 worthwhile kicks or you can do 1000 that accomplish nothing. There is a difference between doing something a lot and doing something good.
    In my opinion people that practice 1000 (or 2000) kicks only become good at doing 1000 kicks. (or any other technique).

    I always liked the quote someone quoted above. "It's not the fighter who practices 1000 techniques you have to worry about; it's the guy who practices one technique 1000 times."

    That doesn't imply 1000 at one shot. It only means he practices one thing completely rather than a multitude of things half assed.
     

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