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Any good drills for short muay thai fighters to fight off angles?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by MMouse, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. MMouse

    MMouse Now you enter...the shredder Banned

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    Being 5'2'', I'm finding it difficult to fight off angles. I'm not sure whether I should stay in front of my opponent and angle off from one of his weapons and attack from there, or should I just be constantly moving and attack?

    Any advice w/ pads or heavy bag or sparring partner would be great. If anyone can even link short muay thai fighters notable for fighting off angles/ in an out. Definately would like to see that as well.
     
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    Dude hang upside down 10 minutes a night. Also try attaching all your limbs to a stretching device and see if that works.
     
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    Pathogenic Wo Cao Ni Ma

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    As someone who is relatively short (5'8"), I laughed hysterically at this.
     
  4. MMouse

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    lol come on guys
     
  5. MisterT

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    Try working some boxing drills with a slip line.

    Also, practice slipping side to side and punching off of it. So as you're moving your head back to the center line after slipping to the right, throw a right hand, or as you're moving back to the center after slipping to teh left, throw a jab or a hook.

    Another drill that my coach makes us do is, he'll throw the jab at me and he'll have me slip the punch and counter. After doing this for a couple of rounds, he'll have me slip, circle off to one side, and then counter. Its a great drill for getting your footwork down and gives you a good understanding on how angles work.

    Slipping punches and working angles takes a while to learn. I remember that I had problems with it too when I first started. Just practice, work on the drills, and eventually you'll get more comfortable with it.
     

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