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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Judo-kid, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Judo-kid

    Judo-kid Green Belt

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    Flat footed meaning you have no arch more like padding taking its place?

    can anyone think of any fighters who can't be light on there feet to long because they have no arche?

    i ask because i am flat footed and seek inspireation in my stand up trainning
     
  2. ShadowNINku

    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    I am flat footed but not as badly as guys sych as tim sylvia....I want to get some ankle supports to help my arch while training...
     
  3. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    I don't know how much this will help you, but I'm flat-footed, and it has never had any negative effects on me. I have a really good vertical leap and can sprint really fast.

    I think it is at least partly responsible for my knee and hip problems, though. :/
     
  4. Judo-kid

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    Well i find, being flat footed helps in grappling....

    and i have awsome sprint, but in the boxing ring staying on my toes for extended preriods cause intense pain, similar to burning/pins and needles...

    staying on my toes is nearly impossible for more then 4 rounds
     
  5. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    I'm also flat footed, but its never effected me in boxing
     
  6. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

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    being flat footed isnt really the best way to go because you cant be quick on your fight, and cant really move around as much. its a bad technique to pick up
     
  7. Judo-kid

    Judo-kid Green Belt

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    I think you guys are misunderstanding.... Not flat footed like to trade, but flat footed (no arch in your foot)

    most people have arche that causes support threwout the foot, i lack and have like padding/no arche therefore its hard stay on the balls of my foot for prolonged periods of time.....

    My question is, are there any pro fighters with similar sitiations>?
    or has anyone else delt with this problem
     
  8. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    YOu will have to create a style that matches your body abilities and limitations.
    YOu are obviously not going to be able to rely on being a slick moving boxer because of the flat feet so work on using your hands and forearms for defense. My suggestion is keep your hands up high so your middle knuckle touchs your cheek bone on either side. From here you can slide yor hands up and down your face for head punches. For body punches work on being able to lower your elevation so you block the punches with the tips of your elbows and the insides and outsides of your forearms. You are going tohave to leanr how to make your body smaller and be able to transition from being smaller to taller then smaller to taller. Head movement will help a little bit but do not rely solely on it because guys will figure out how to time you. Also the footwork and stance you use will be a big part. I would think about shortening up your stance so when you do step out of harms way you take one big step back then one short step to the side. YOu can be a very effective boxer if you learn how to place your feet to make sure when you are in danger you get a little distance between you and the opponent. By the way Livingstone Bramble has very flat feet and he is a HOF fighter.
     
  9. ThaiJJJ

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    I'm flat footed (very little arch, as you describe). I'd recommend getting a shoe from New Balance with a roll bar, it really helped my squatting form because my ankles pronate in (lean inward). I don't think it really affects me in martial arts.
     
  10. Judo-kid

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    i find because i have no arche and padding there(natural) that it hurts to wear insouls and stuff
     
  11. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    I recommend wearing orthopaedic soles for your feet, otherwise you may have severe back, knee and hip problems down the road.

    They are uncomfortable for the first week or so, then you get used to them, and they help keep your body in a more natural state.

    Leave it at least a couple of weeks before you attempt running/doing sports with them, but then you should be fine.
     
  12. Judo-kid

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    I had some custom made cost 400 amazingly the insurence would'nt pick up the bill, anyways i find it painful to use them for long walks since i seem to having natural padding there.

    my feet look hobbit
     
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    John Wayne Parr seems pretty flat-footed I think. But he's top notch. Watching his style might help you out.
     
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    The fastest kid in my class in school was a guy with flat feet. My anecdotal contribution of the day.
     
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    when you say prolonged, HOW long are you talking about?....you really only have to stay on your toes when youre in hitting range...and if youre gonna do MMA, its less of a worry...cuz if youre in the pocket, and get in trouble, you can just grapple.
     
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    Bas looks pretty flat footed to me.
     
  17. wooshman

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    Crocop is another top notch fighter that stay flat on his feet. But he uses his strengths which is that he rarely gets hit, he hits back hard and accurately, and he times his counters very well.
     
  18. Judo-kid

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    No he's no flat footed, being flat footed is a medical condition....


    seriously this thread is so un inspiring at this moment*sorry crankie*
     
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    what reassurance are you looking for here ? people already stated that they are flat footed and have no problem. I am also flat footed and am fine (many people are flat footed i dont know why you would be looking to this as some kind of reason to hinder your ability this seems odd? ) , i do not wear inserts or any other type of special shoes , i do not like to wear shoes when running at all . and do not wear shoes all that often anyway .

    maybe your feet hurting is more muscular?? , pins and needles has to do with blood flow , so maybe something is up there ...
     
  20. Judo-kid

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    not like semi flat footed, there degrees of flat footedness(if thats a word)

    I have 0 Arch with natural padding there, i am already devolping bunnuns (big toe joint)

    its painful to run archs or not, after a while. While in the ring, staying on my toes using boxing shoes, BURNS after 2 rounds PINS AND NEEDLES. You have no idea how painful it can be, so i end up flat on my feet not able to move to much on my feet.
    :eek:
     

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