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Critique my mitt work

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by James Smith, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. James Smith

    James Smith Amateur Fighter

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    I'd rather ask wtf you're wearing lol
     
  3. KounterPunch

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    Just seen the first two videos but why does your instructor turn n look off into deep space when he throws his rear uppercut ?
    Also I wish he'd pay more attention to what's going on below your waist.

    Does he compete ?
    I have the impression he might be better across the ring rather than below it.
     
  4. James Smith

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    yeah he has fought a couple times but he is not my main boxing coach i just work mits with him occasionally and im not to sure whats going on when he is throwing his uppercut though


    scramble grappling tights
     
  5. KounterPunch

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    You do notice what I mean though , right ?
     
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    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

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    Just keep practicing dude. You'll look back on this and laugh in a year. *If you do it right*
     
  7. Matt Boy

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    this lol
     
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    seems like he offers the mitt way to much advancing it meeting your punch half way.
     
  9. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    There's a few things I actually like, you don't push onto your front foot when you jab, that's very good. But you do when you throw the uppercut. Right when you turn for the rear uppercut, set your weight back onto the back foot. You should notice a significant difference in how hard it is, and you won't need to straighten your legs and push upward to generate force. And don't lead the uppercut with your head, lead it with a turn of your hips. Keep your chin down and chest up.

    In the second video, when you throw the 1-2, you ARE going onto the front foot and straightening your legs, so you're standing up tall. Keep your weight down and knees bent. Your back foot also stays pointed sideways when you throw the cross, it need to turn inward the same way it does when you throw the rear uppercut. Keeping your weight down will also help you with the lead uppercut, because it looks like it feels awkward for you. Bend your knees on that hook to the body as well, otherwise the whole side of your face is exposed and a simple jab will knock you off-balance if you reach down for it.

    You also need to keep your elbows tighter to your body. If those elbows are floating out in the air, you're throwing arm/shoulder punches, which are not only not as hard as proper punches, but they make you more vulnerable to injury. The shoulders are weak joints, don't depend on them to hold the force of your bodyweight in motion, that's asking for a torn rotator cuff.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    BTW, I'm not sure what's funnier, your colorful tights, or the mitt-holder's pajama pants.

    If you're gonna wear those at least get a shirt that's one of the colors on them, so you end up looking like one of the French savate competitors, I mean, it won't be a unitard, but with all those colors who could tell?:

     

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