How do you teach someone to hold pads properly?

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  1. Straightcross

    Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I tried teaching my girlfriend but no matter what I tell her she offers no resistance and as soon as I up the pace she panics. Maybe she is too girly but being able to do padwork at home is like a dream.
     
  2. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It would be wise to keep your girlfriend your girlfriend.
     
  3. milkcarton

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    You're awesome and I wished I possessed the insane skills of talking a lady into being my pad holder.... Maybe you should just grab her head and start kneeing the pads?? Get her used to the pressure... Then sweep the leg... Lol...
     
  4. Straightcross

    Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    But she is the only person I always have access to and is willing to take the time for me on a regular basis
     
  5. Henry Huggins

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    you teach someone how to hold properly by knowing how to hold properly yourself
     
  6. Centaur

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    This.

    My GF trains and is prepping to fight, too, but her pad holding isn't the greatest and I'm used to very good pad holders. No point in trying to make her do something she can't.

    To the TS - get a heavy bag.
     
  7. betyourlife82

    betyourlife82 Be water, my friend

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    This. I've taught friends how to hold pads, but some people are just not that athletically gifted.Get a heavy bag or go the gym more often
     
  8. Phlog

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    Lol, communication generally, second the main refrain here. Heavy bag homework.
     
  9. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    My girlfriend had to learn to hit pads well before she could learn to hold pads. I actually prefer my girlfriend holding pads for me more then most guys in group classes.

    here are some good steps (no step can be rushed):
    1) get her into the sport...until she wants to train
    2) holds pads for her and get her into a gym
    3) once she understand how pads are to be held and builds a basic level of strength, have her start holding pads for you with short combinations
     
  10. fightingrabbit

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    Give her the buttsex.
     
  11. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    Uhuh
     
  12. Pearse Shields

    Pearse Shields Amateur Fighter

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    My girlfriend is fine with holding pads, since she's trained before.

    In order to be able to hold well, I think you should also know a bit about hitting them, so that you know what sort of pressure you should put back into them.
     
  13. Ramsey Dewey

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    ^This.

    A good pad holder isn't a mobile punching bag. A good pad holder is a sparring partner and a coach at the same time. It's a skill that takes a lot of time to develop.
     
  14. MäuseMax

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    how about some friends....or a gym
     

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