Felt like i haven't learned much standup

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by XDJoeXD, May 7, 2008.

  1. XDJoeXD

    XDJoeXD White Belt

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    I felt like i haven't learned much striking at my gym yet our gym consists of a ufc fighter and other great standup fighters. Would it be worth 50$ an hour for private lessons in striking?
     
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    Throatpoker Black Belt

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    Why not just join your local boxing gym?
     
  3. T.J.T

    T.J.T Green Belt

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    If your not learning in a class why would you learn from a private instructor? The way i see it is you start going to them when you feel you arent learning anything new from the class's. The one on one time would allow you to learn advanced techniques.

    Thats my opionion.

    When i was first starting Thai boxing the begginers class's were very full and at times i felt like i wasnt learning at a good pace so i began going to weekend and afternoon class's that were smaller and getting into all the advanced class's they would allow me to go into. I feel im learning quickly(but im still so new) but these were some of the ways i avoided being lost in a beginers class where its hard to ask questions or have the instuctor actualy stop and give you a hand for a couple minutes on a technique.

    Id save your money and try to find ways to learn with the monthly payment, unless of course you only learn 1 on 1.
     
  4. ambertch

    ambertch Purple Belt

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    Go for it. In every sport out there you learn many times faster with private instruction. Of course it depends how good the instruction is

    I raise the example of golf. Me and like 5 private hour lessons was worth friends hitting thousands upon thousands of balls in a group class.

    Group boxing class, maybe the instructor corrects the way you pivot, but then he keeps walking around the room and the next punch you throw you're back to fucked up.
     
  5. Cuel And Lewk

    Cuel And Lewk Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    one on one is always the best bang for your buck

    but you have to practice to make it perfect
     
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    where do you train?
     
  7. MonstrositY

    MonstrositY Brown Belt

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    learn on your own mayne. this is the best advice you'll get.
     
  8. XDJoeXD

    XDJoeXD White Belt

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    Canadian Martial Arts Centre
     
  9. GrazZ

    GrazZ Guest

    how long have you been there?
     
  10. NoSmilez

    NoSmilez Red Belt

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    i checked online but isn't it some ninjitsu school or something? the guys are all wearing black gis. i am not sure
     
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    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

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    watch a lot of DVDs.
     
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    Maybe Scott Morris the UFC fighter that teaches there?
     
  13. $uperman

    $uperman Black Belt Platinum Member

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    edit.
     
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    IMAF#1 Banned Banned

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    Well, it sound like you're training at an mma gym. So theirs your problem. MMA gyms are terrible at teachin you stand up in my opinion. I've been to a few and they just dont teach you anything in terms of timming, footwork, angles, defence, ex. All they seem to teach you is a few combos and how to properly throw a punch, then let you loose and sparr. If you want to learn stand up, go to a boxing or muay thai gym.
     
  15. XDJoeXD

    XDJoeXD White Belt

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    I told my coach i was thinking of joining a boxing gym, we had a long talk about it and he said he has heard bad things about that particular gym and the best way to learn is to spar and ask the experience guys for advice.
     
  16. Cuel And Lewk

    Cuel And Lewk Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    while he is right, he is also wrong

    if you want exceptional standup, learn from someone who only teaches standup

    the good thing about boxing is that it also gives you a strong base for foot work
     
  17. Stand-Up!

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    Try partnering with as many different partners as you can. As the old saying goes, a little strange does wonders.
     

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