Hey all - Got some good advice from these boards before, so I thought I'd try again. :icon_chee Been going MT for a few months now. My cardio is slowly improving, and I don't feel so completely lost during practices. My standup though could really use some work and I was wondering if there are any drills I could practice or things I could do to help me improve. Problem areas for me include: Arm punching too much, which in turn stems from the fact that my feet tend to plant, and I don't use my hips enough. Our coach wants us up on the falls of our feet, rotating our hips through, and whip cracking our punches such that as soon as your 1 hits, you whip crack it back to your ear as your 2 passes by from the ear into the target. The idea being that you keep your hands up/protect yourself with your non-punching hand, AND that you generate a lot more power and snap with your hips/core than just pushing your punches. I know some of it stems from fatigue - especially on long drills. My form goes to hell. If I am in front of the heavy bag, and practicing I feel like I do a bit better than when I up against someone holding the thai pads or focus mitts. Any different thoughts/drills/ways to visual more spring in my footwork, looser hips, and more whipcrack punches? Anything that helped you guys "get it"? I go to practice 3x a week religiously and listen to my coach - I know I suck. I want to improve. Thank you.