ducking technique

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by vladimirtzu, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. vladimirtzu

    vladimirtzu Orange Belt

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    At the kickboxing class I just started going to, they had us doing a drill where we ducked under a stick they swung at us simulating ducking a hook or a kick or whatever. Anyway, they told us not to bend from the waste but to keep our upper body posture and dip down with our legs. That seemd a lot different then a lot of what I've seen elsewhere.

    Anyway my question is... is that common? is it specific to kickboxing? you know, what context does doing it like that fit in.

    Danke.
     
  2. andrewbc

    andrewbc Purple Belt

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    if you dip or bend over at the waste you will have a hard time keeping your eye on your opponent, you will not be square, and will most likely loose your balance if you are engaging with your opponent. trust your trainer
     
  3. vladimirtzu

    vladimirtzu Orange Belt

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    Thank ya suh.

    Don't worry though. My logic wasn't "this is different then what I've seen, it must be wrong." It was "this is different then what I've seen, I wonder if it fits in a different context" There's no trust issue. ^.^
     
  4. TsukinoKage

    TsukinoKage Purple Belt

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    You really have to do a combination of both. Do a light crunch/lean and bend your knees. The reason they tell you not to bend at all is because a lot of people have a bad habit of arching way too forward, and that leads to a whole bunch of bad stuff.
     
  5. dkickboxer

    dkickboxer Banned Banned

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    were they teaching you to just duck and like pop back up in the same spot or were they teaching you to bob and weave? I was taught to not just duck and pop back up in the same spot.
     
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    Future_UFC Banned Banned

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    also if you lean over at the waste it leaves you open for a nasty uppercut.
    happened to me once =/
     
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    Future_UFC Banned Banned

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    also if you lean over at the waste it leaves you open for a nasty uppercut.
    happened to me once =/
     
  8. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    word.

    and you and vlad need to pay better attention in english. Unless all that bending at the waste lost you guys too many braincells.
     
  9. No Quarter

    No Quarter Blue Belt

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    Bending at the knees and dropping down is great if your intent is to change levels to shoot in for the takedown.

    Not sure about what is recommended for boxing and kickboxing though.
     
  10. CCA_Game

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    bending at the waist is more of a boxing technique because you dont have to worry about any of you opponents weapons down there, with kickboxing if would be relativly easy to throw a knee or a shin through your gaurd, plus when you bend at the waist your moving your upperbody forward, but when you bend at the knees you remain postured
     
  11. dkickboxer

    dkickboxer Banned Banned

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    Still can be bad technique because bending forward at the waist leaves you open for uppercuts.
     
  12. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    bending down from the waist means you're looking at the ground. which will be the last thing you see before you hit the floor. You should never bend at the waist and look down or else you will eat one of the most devastating blows in MMA...the knee. Always bend just enough at the knees for the blow to pass and continue to look through your gloves at your opponent.
     
  13. Curtis Gibbs

    Curtis Gibbs Amateur Fighter

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    They are teaching you correct.

    if you dip you're head over you're gonna get rocked with either A) An uppercut or B) Knee or C) Gillotine

    So, it you keep everything straight less chance of getting hit.
     

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