how do you train to keep your chin down.

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  1. teamventure09

    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    my chin is down until we start striking then it comes up. trained for over four years/sparred for two and still have this problem. how do i train to keep my chin down while striking?
     
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    Use the honey monster technique
     
  3. urnotaslave23

    urnotaslave23 Stepping through my Shadow Platinum Member

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    focus. concentrate on it. have your sparring partner point it out everytime you raise your chin. eventually itll become habit. although if you havent gotten it in 4 years....
     
  4. teamventure09

    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    well, i've only been sparring for like two years.
     
  5. LEGS MAHONEY

    LEGS MAHONEY genetically modified man shark

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    having your coach yell at you during sparring until you finally keep doing it is a good start:icon_chee
     
  6. superjatt

    superjatt Blue Belt

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    put a tennis ball under your chin and shadowbox if it falls you fail
     
  7. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    I don't understand how you could have trained 4 years without resolving this issue. Does your trainer call you out for this? Seems like you were allowed to develop bad habits.
     
  8. Sturmgewehr

    Sturmgewehr Illyro-Thracian

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    that is smart.

    I think he might try this trick.
     
  9. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    That's a tried and true method. Then again, you'd think that after getting hit a bunch of times it might sink in.
     
  10. ArchAngelos

    ArchAngelos Blue Belt

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    ^This... and you can practice keeping your chin behind your punches by placing a piece of paper between your chin and shoulder while you are shadow boxing with a jab only.
     
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    rms13 Purple Belt

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    I have the same problem. I've found that I get a little better at tucking my chin every time I get popped square in the face while sparring.
     
  12. Staring At Fate

    Staring At Fate Refuse To Lose.

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    Brilliant idea.
     
  13. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    yep, works well. I also had a coach that would take a piece of athletic tape and tape it from the middle of my chin to the middle of my upper chest when doing shadowboxing, bag and pad work, tape pulls loose, chin came up!

    Alternatively, you can learn to keep your chin down by making the mistake of keeping it up during a good hard sparring session....... get hit good and solid a couple of times and you will learn to keep it down!
     
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    do heavy bag sessions with a tennis ball tucked under your chin. serious.
     
  15. TwoFour Lowkick

    TwoFour Lowkick Orange Belt

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    I get punched in the chin hard enough. I used to drop my right hand a lot. My trainer get warning about this. Finally he kicked my in the jaw so hard I couldn't eat hard foods for a week. I never drop my right hand now.
     
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    Someone kill the troll
     
  17. myboxingcoach

    myboxingcoach White Belt

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    This might sound odd, but it is simple and seems to work for boxers with this problem (not as uncommon as you'd think.) Always 'look through your eyebrows.' By looking through your eyebrows, your chin will naturally rest upon your chest. Stay chilled and relaxed, don't tense up and you'll find that this will work.

    Cheers

    Fran
     
  18. teamventure09

    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    oh yeah, the tennis ball technique. i'm seriously gonna try it. thanks.
     
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    teamventure09 Yellow Belt

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    it's not my trainers fault since most of my sparring up until this point has been unsupervised. i used to only spar open gym and now i've finally started sparring with the fight team.
     
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    i'm gonna try this too. thanks.
     

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