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Old training video (I will probably regret this)

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by ssullivan80, May 19, 2008.

  1. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    :icon_cheeI just found an old video of me training. Made this video about 1 year ago after I decided to start training again (after 2yr break). Anyhow, thought I would put it out there and take some criticism....... im sure it's coming. Either way, I will get an updated one put up this week, just got a new camera with recorder. I am hoping I look much better! I am 15pds lighter than when I made this video.

    My own criticism: (so i can beat you guys to it)

    sloppy switch kicks (particulary that first one)
    hands a little low
    chin pops up when finishing combo
    that flying elbow was a fuckin disaster!!!!:icon_chee

    YouTube - Muay Thai Heavy Bag
     
  2. Bogdan Bozhinov Amateur Fighter

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    One thing I noticed is your execution speed is ok (for a big guy) but you telegraph too much, initial steps are too slow.
    In other words, not very sneaky at all.
     
  3. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Hmmmmm. Thanks! I will put up an updated video this week, see if that is still the case. Not to make excuses...... but this was at the end of a long workout! Still, I see what your saying, appreciate the advice!
     
  4. mvisit1 Blue Belt

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    I have a question...can that really be called a HEAVY bag? I train on one like yours (but it's a red wavemaster) too as I don't have access to the real deal, but I thought a bag wasn't a "heavy" bag unless it had one of those rough canvas surfaces and was filled with sand (or at least you know the kind of bag I'm talking about, different from the ones we train on)
     
  5. Bogdan Bozhinov Amateur Fighter

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    Also, you're flatfooted in there, could be the reason you're not as smooth.
     
  6. fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    your punches are pretty clean for someone who doesnt train hands.

    I was looking at your left hook and it was quite good but for some reason it looked like an arm punch. But it really was an arm punch. Cause you dont pivot your lead foot when you hook.

    Visualize yourself stepping out a cigarette. You pivot your toes in and your heel goes out. That where the weight of the hook is.

    If you dont pivot your lead foot, the hook is reduced to a mere shoulder and arm punch..and those are weak.

    but yeah, do what i said and your hook should be like a million times stronger.
     
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    i agree, try having more bounce, stay on the top of your feel
     
  8. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    I assume it would be called a heavbag. Either way, it's a piece of shit! I replaced it shortly after I made this video (yr ago) and got a hanging bag. However, we just listed our house for sale so my wife made me take down the hanging and back to the ole xxl for a couple of weeks....... hate that damn thing!
     
  9. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Thanks! your right, i am not turning over that left hook enough. When I throw double left hook i tend to kinda slap with the first one (distraction) and power through the second. For me it keep's the combo a little quicker.......
     
  10. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    yep! this will filmed after a pretty long run/cardio workout. but youre right.
     
  11. millasur Blue Belt

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    Also maybe you need to keep your guard tighter after youve thrown the hook (mistake i make that got pointed out to me on monday so tryian correct it.)

    Franky you're loads better than me so that is all :D lol.
     
  12. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    good point.... it get countered quite a bit off my hook, good observation thanx!

    I appreciate, just takes practice.....! You'll get there!

    P.S: I posted an updated thread with a newer video!
     
  13. MMAftfw** Banned Banned

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    If you rotated around the bag more it might help your kicks flow better. Though I know you wanted to stay in front the camera.
     
  14. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    I usually do..... however, it is easy for me to rotate right and throw switch kicks but I always feel so goofy when I rotate left and kick with my rear leg..... dont know why. Just always seems to be a weak kick and puts me out of position for striking. Thanks!
     
  15. millasur Blue Belt

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    Yea u no private trainin helps bare. llol. :icon_chee Didn't rewatch the vid but from what I rmeember i think the inital action of the hook was good, (throw elbow tight and high), cos i remember your shoulder protectin your face, its jus as soon as you've thrown it lock the glove bk to your face so you hav some sort of guard to return to standing with. Ill find n chek out your newer vid bro.
     
  16. ssullivan80 see....what had happened was

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    Yeah it does! I don't have much trouble getting countered off my left hook, just my right (power hand). I tend to over commit it a little bit, especially when I throw it high. I need to shorten it up and like you said get it higher and tighter. Thanks man! And I had to remove the older video, a guy in my office found the link............ newer one is still up.
     

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