Jose Aldos fundamentals

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  1. Fraz

    Fraz Hybrid Moments

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    Obviously Aldo is one of MMAs greats by now and he mixes all facets of MMA very well but i keep hearing that his past as a soccer player is one of the main factors in how successful he is, how important is Aldos soccer base to his overall game and to his claim to p4p best?
     
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    Soccer gives you good conditioning, it takes a lot out of you and gives you a certain competitiveness. Skill wise not so much, it doesn't translate to MMA that much. Soccer is a finesse type of sport(passing and dribbling), it doesn't really teach you how to kick hard and the kicking form in soccer is different. People may say it makes a dramatic difference to kicking, but those people probably never played soccer legitimately.
     
  3. pclanadmin2

    pclanadmin2 SFA3 Belt

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    i doubt there's any correlation.
     
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    Completely different kind of kicking
     
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    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Thanks Joe Rogan. This thread is all your fault.
     
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    Joe Rogan can be an idiot sometimes lol
     
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    yep

    "soccer kicks" in MMA are called that for a reason, but these aren't allowed in the current ruleset, so no advantage at all.
     
  8. Dontevenguess93

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    Leg dexterity.

    I used to train a travel soccer team in strength and conditioning. At our gym, they also taught kickboxing. All the soccer players excelled quickly at kicking. No doubt in my mind it helped, at least in the beginning.
     
  9. Junior Cigano**

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    Aldo was an A level athlete before getting into MMA.
     
  10. Fraz

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    Do you think he regressed as an athlete after he failed as a soccer player?
     
  11. Helano

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    I think Soccer (or football) did really good to his footwork (and maybe kicking, even if different)
     
  12. TripLikeIDo

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    Hmmm let's see. Let me think of a few mma fighters who are known for their kicks.
    Jose Aldo
    CroCop
    Pat Barry

    All of them have a very strong background in soccer/football.
     
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    good foot work, coordination????

    i dont know
     
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    And now i want to post some gifs of Roberto Carlos, his kicks were a beauty to see.
     
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    I remember Aldo saying he was a terrible soccer player, that he'd hit the other players more often than he'd hit the ball
     
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    Roganism/10
     
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    Fuck you, Joe Rogan.
     
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    Soccer doesnt teach you jiu jitsu, boxing, wrestling, muay thai.
    The kicking form is different as well. It might give a bit more dexterity in your legs but thats about it.
     
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    Would help with footwork.


    I have been playing with his left hook to right leg kick combo damn hard to get the footwork right.
     

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