Thai footwork drills?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Matt Thornton, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Matt Thornton

    Matt Thornton Amateur Fighter

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    I've heard that Thais use old tires to improve their footwork. Could someone please explain to me how they do this?
     
  2. pistachio22

    pistachio22 Yellow Belt

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    It's the same as the ladder technique.
    I can't explain the intricacies of why it works, but the idea is you run with your feet in & out of the tyres.
    I really should of paid more attention in sports science.
    You must of seen soldiers training running over strips of tyres?
     
  3. Matt Thornton

    Matt Thornton Amateur Fighter

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    Oh, they use them like that? Yeah, I've seen tire running. I thought maybe they used one tire, and stood on the edges, and somehow used that for footwork. Alright. Now I feel dumb. Haha.
     
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    iceman, pistachio is being completely retarded, that is NOT how they use tires, they put down a tire and jump on it, it's similar to jumping rope, and easier/different method if you will, pretty much any thai camp does this, and NO, they DON'T step in the tires...i have one and do this drill, it helps a fair amount, and it's fun, it's basically like a calf workout like jumping rope except it gets your whole ankle burning...try it out and happy training ^_^
     
  5. Matt Thornton

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    Ohh... so I WAS right! I'm just trying to compile a list of different exercises to do for footwork, calf strength, speed, etc. That definitely sounds like a cool one to add.
     
  6. killer_kicks88

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    it is, and you can jump with your feet even on each side, or you can jump a few times orthadox then a few times southpaw, or one jump orthy one jump southy...and to postachio, sorry for calling you retarded, it was out of line, my bad
     
  7. pistachio22

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    I won't argue that i'm a retard, cus' that would be lying.

    Though i will argue theres more than one way to use a tyre. But the way killer_kicks88 describes, is a good one, you can use a thai pad or kick pad the same way aswell.
     
  8. Marvin Covar

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    Yep. Easier than jumping rope.Of course you're still going to have to skip.
     

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