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Characteristics of a great striker?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Deleted member 412415, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. What do you think are the most important characteristics of a efficient striker? Punching power, footwork, head movement, timing, etc.
     
  2. SuperKenMasters White Belt

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    solid defence comes first
     
  3. milkywaygalxee** Banned Banned

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    Accuracy over power. Preferrably both,but accuracy first. The ability to hit your targets at will, regardless of your opponent's defense.
     
  4. Just Creed Gold Belt

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    Look at Anderson Silva - when he's up against an opponent with weaker stand up he just seems so loose and relaxed, probably comes down to confidence I guess
     
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    All those characteristics are important in being an "efficient" striker, from a technical perspective. But being an efficient striker doesn't necessarily make you an "effective" striker......... IMO, the most important characteristic of an "effective" striker is composure..... which comes with experience. Still there are a lot of excellent technical fighters who find themselves getting there ass whipped by much less technical fighters because they lose composure. I.E: Zab Judah, Melvin Guillard....... in short, "efficient" is a measure of proficiency, "effective" is a measure of application. in the ring effective beats efficient...... every time!
     
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    The ability to utilize the pocket, and be able to counter from within it. They know how to use a gameplan and make it work, be patient with it, and not stray away when things dont go immediately like planned.
     
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    speed,accuracy and timing.
     
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    Creativity and intellect.
     
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    Chin and windmill punches.
     
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    It's like asking what was the best collor in the mona lisa painting.
    There is no just one factor.

    Cardio+accuracy will do wonders.
    So does STR and Technique.
     
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    Intellect and confidence
     
  12. Mantequilla White Belt

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    steven seagal
     
  13. thegreenblender Brown Belt

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    Great blocking and the general awareness of which ranges and situations require him to bring his guard up as opposed to relying on head movement...
     
  14. CosItsFun Yellow Belt

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    Without a doubt, there is only TWO things any body needs to possess to be a great striker.
    Chuck Norris' beard or/and the ability to strike well.

    On a more serious note, I think its largely timing and confidence.
     
  15. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    +1

    I forgot to mention courage, but I think I like confidence better
     
  16. Jrohm24 Orange Belt

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    go nads
     
  17. nakmuaya White Belt

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    a great striker is one who can attack any opening and strike hard.:icon_chee
     
  18. nakmuaya White Belt

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    a great striker is one who can overwhelm his opponent with strikes!
     
  19. sourdiesel209 Green Belt

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    A great striker is one who can punch his opponent in the face!!!!!!
     
  20. KarateStylist Banned Banned

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    ^^^ Was going to bring over a superb example from my library, but can link to it....

    ^^^ You made a great jumping off point to continue the discussion....

    KS
     

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