How does my pad work look?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ThaiFighter_83, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ThaiFighter_83

    ThaiFighter_83 Yellow Belt

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  2. krazylarry

    krazylarry ALL HAIL DAIMONOS

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    Don't drop your hands when you kick.
     
  3. Vector_X

    Vector_X Brown Belt

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    Head movement and your teep seems to be a bit slow and heavy. Other than that it was pretty decent. If you want a little better advice when you make another video make sure we can see your feet since that is so very important. Umm just a personal preference, but when you are kicking I really like keeping my offhand up a bit higher in case we are trading kicks or blocking a punch. There was one part where you were swimming your opponents leg out of the way and I felt you reached a bit much for it. Try to C-frame your body up a bit and delay your parry so you arent leaving yourself so exposed. Hope this helped!
     
  4. EffeKt

    EffeKt Blue Belt

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    ? he keeps one hand up to protect his chin - the other is dropped just to gain momentum. If you keep both of your hands up while you kick there will be no power in it.
     
  5. mayhem203

    mayhem203 Blue Belt

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    um...u got gased after 30 seconds bro...
     
  6. team_sin

    team_sin White Belt

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    Overall I thought that you looked pretty good. I like to have my fighters have constant hand movement, just to be that more elusive. Also, throw a kick right after you throw a punch so that they can't be telegraphed as easily. At about 1:50 into the video I seen that you tried to shuck away a body kick with your hand. Thats a big no, just twist the waist/hips and flex your abs. In a perfect situation your elbow will be right there afterwords. Keep up the training man!
     
  7. mackz

    mackz Guest

    Drop one hand when you kick for momentum and keep your other hand up to protect your chin. Just like one other person mentioned...You don't gain much speed/power when both hands are up.

    Watch the way any K-1 fighters kick....they usually drop one of their hands..
     
  8. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Good advice! "but when you are kicking I really like keeping my offhand up a bit higher in case we are trading kicks or blocking a punch. " I prefer reaching out with the same hand as the leg you are kicking with and pulling myself through the kick. Not to mention, it works as a range finder and makes it more difficult for your opponent to come inside when throwing the kick. Works really well if you throw alot of crosses high, opponent will naturally lift his hands and leave his ribs open when you put the arm out. Also, when you throw your cross (and it looks real good) bring it back to your chin, not your chest. Looks good brotha!
     
  9. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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  10. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Your hands are low alot..i think its just from fatigue..dont be in such a hurry..focus on your technique not your power..good crips punches are what you need..do not need to kill the pads..not what they are for...Your hip isn't coming over as much as it should on your left kicks...not all your fault as your pad holder is holding them a bit high
     
  11. GrazZ

    GrazZ Guest

    how long have you been training just out of curiosity?
     
  12. veenutz

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    also work on your knees. drive them in with your hip. your kinda just lifting them up with your leg.
     
  13. noise666

    noise666 **Do I Need A Belt?**

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    TapSD pretty much summed it up. The low hands are most likely fatigue. But if you're working on technique, then don't go crazy. The other thing I noticed was your stance. I can see your kicks coming a mile away. Stay in a square stance, back foot facing forward as well. Back foot on toes. Don't get frustrated with that one either, it's one of my biggest problems.

    Good work!
     
  14. baconCrunch

    baconCrunch Brown Belt

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    basically, you have no timing or rhythm
    and your form is all around incorrect (which includes technique, balance, timing..)

    words can't hep you
    it's endless to critique beginners.. ppl can go on and on about what you do that's wrong
    becuase looking at this, you can't even throw a punch or proper middle kick

    it takes years, at least a couple of years(for tjose who have sense) to reach a level that's worth critique
    go to a gym and practice the basics over and over, fight in some amateur fights
     
  15. noise666

    noise666 **Do I Need A Belt?**

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    You're right in a way, but it can't hurt to give a few pointers. Your pointer obviously being "go to a gym" ha! None the less, it's always good to give some positive advice.
     
  16. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    i teach Muay Thai so take it for what it's worth. Personally, i think many replies are being too harsh on you. I think you did fine. Of course there are things you can work on such as your hands, head and body movement. If you are working with a qualified instructor, these things will correct themselves as you progress.

    What i do like is your "attitude". I can see an earnest want to learn. That's something you can't teach to anyone. But you have that, and as long as you have that, you'll eventually learn what you have to learn.

    My advice, keep going, keep growing, keep learning!
     
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    Ya I kinda see what he is doing and I'd just be afraid how it would work out if the other guy was moving around a lot or had quick kicks himself. Ohh well to each his own I suppose.
     
  18. ForeverFiending

    ForeverFiending Blue Belt

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    Pretty good. I could tell this was shot after you had already been training a while. It would be nicer to see a full video of a round from start to finish. Because you were tired you may have been sloppier than normal. The kicks look good, some of the knees looked weak (but you looked like you were getting tired). Your punches look decent, but the hands were all over the place. You should supplement your MT with some boxing. Thanks for sharing!
     
  19. ssullivan80

    ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    I think it works well for me because of my height/reach. I have a short torso long arms and legs....... However, I can certainly see your point and it probably would be less effective for a fighter with a height, reach or speed disadvantage.......... like you said "to each his own"
     
  20. ThaiFighter_83

    ThaiFighter_83 Yellow Belt

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    Thank you for all the comments and tips. I wanted to answer some of the questions you guys asked...

    GrazZ asked how long I have been training. I've been doing martial arts for the past 7 1/2 years. I studied Hapkido for about 3 years, but it was not at a very good school. As soon as I stopped doing that, I started doing Muay Thai, which is where I fell in love with pad work. I've been doing Muay Thai for the past 4 1/2 years. But about 2 1/2 years ago, I also started studying Hung Gar Kung Fu. And about 6 months ago, I started taking privates from my Hung Gar sifu to really polish my technique and strategy for ring-fighting (He used to fight in the ring, too, mostly for boxing). So this was after a couple months of taking privates from him. He was still correcting a lot of my technique, and still is doing so.

    Also, someone said I looked tired. Actually, this was right after I was all warmed up. The reason why I got tired was because I didn't know how to "relax" at the time. This is something I had been trying to learn for the last 7 1/2 years of martial arts training, and someone FINALLY explained it to me a couple months ago that made me understand. SO, if I were to shoot another video right now, I think I would look more relaxed. I can say that I certainly feel a lot more relaxed and energetic when I train now.

    And, I would shoot another video if I could, but this month I have been recovering from a toe fracture that I got in sparring, and surgery that I had for an abscess caused by a staph infection. So my shit's all to' up this month. Next month I'll get back in shape and shoot another video.

    That is all.
     

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