Self-Teaching if possible?

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  1. endorphin junky

    endorphin junky White Belt

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    I'm pretty much in a desolate place with internet. So I was wondering if there was a place online I could learn some basic techniques and fundamentals of Western Boxing/Wing Chun(if possible) or any other style that I could learn by myself and some drills that I could practice on my own if I can?
     
  2. Woodkid***

    Woodkid*** Purple Belt

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    There are always gyms, have u looked around ur area and if so whats the closest
     
  3. AndyGoaty**

    AndyGoaty** Banned Banned

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    Jon Jones self taught from youtube, its always possible
     
  4. endorphin junky

    endorphin junky White Belt

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    Legit, I'm in a place with no gyms, I got internet, but there are no places where I can learn stuff. [East Africa] So I was wondering if there was anyway I could teach myself
     
  5. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Teaching yourself from scratch? From a complete beginner? not possible.

    If there are NO gym that you can travel to, you have to choices. Both require a few friends with the same attitude as you got:

    1) Save some money, go alone or with your friends. And travel to a gym where you can train for a few weeks/months. Then go back to your home and try to train as smart as possible with your friends. Drills and sparring is a must.

    2) Use youtube and the internet. Find good videos that show ways of training that works. Start training with your friends. Sparring is a must.

    So as you see, you need to feel the energy and aliveness that a live partner can give you. You cant just hit the bag or do katas and think that you will learn stuff that works.
     
  6. Woodkid***

    Woodkid*** Purple Belt

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    Lol ask dem somalian pirates
     
  7. TheBruteFist

    TheBruteFist Orange Belt

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    Me no believe!. Simply, you can't be from East Africa and have good English.....right?? Where exactly in East Africa are you? I'm pretty sure most people in "East Africa" don't even know the difference between boxing and western boxing or wing chun.....
     
  8. Marbig

    Marbig Brown Belt

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    For a more modern approach, go on youtube and type in:

    - Russ Amber Boxing Instructions
    - Freddie Roach Boxing Technique
    - Jeff Fenech Interval Boxing Training
    - Expertboxing

    For a more old school approach, go for 'Kenny Weldon: How to punch'

    Even those these videos are all quite good, they can only bring you so far.
     
  9. PeterPain

    PeterPain Brown Belt

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    As Frode previously mentionned.
    YOu can train alot of things at home.
    Cardio, endurence, balance, strength...
     
  10. http://how-to-box.com/ is a good place to learn to box. if you subscribe you get a free e book and silver membership, which is fairly decent.
    Good luck! :p
     
  11. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    What specific place in east Africa are you in? City/State?
     
  12. pheonix5

    pheonix5 Purple Belt

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    Youtube (reputable sources) or buy some DVD'S.
     
  13. Blackened

    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

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    crocop (early career) was self taught. Evan Tanner taught himself grappling as well I believe.
     
  14. slip slip hook

    slip slip hook White Belt

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    You can learn some things. But will hit a plateau and most likely pick up a lot of bad habits.

    That being said self training is better than no training. At worst at least your getting excercise
     
  15. sourdiesel209

    sourdiesel209 Green Belt

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    Just ask nuke lol hes gone pretty far over the internetz
     

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