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DevilMan13 04-26-2007 04:54 PM

I dont train in MMA yet, but i do shadow-box alot because i dont have no one to punch and i dont train yet. i know its pretty basic, but what are some good combos i can use when i shadow-box? i really appreciate it guys.:D

traf_quake 04-26-2007 05:23 PM

i like the bas rutten combinations...we use them at standup class to warm up somtimes....1=left jab, 2=left jab, straight right, 3=left jab straight rigtht, left hook, 4= left jab, straight rright, left hook, uppercut....pretty basic combos... you can also add a knee or an elbow after the combo but make sure it is thrown with the opposite hand to which your last punch was...ex. if i threw a left jab, i would complete with a right knee or elbow.....mix it up a bit...add some sprawls or ducks too

EastPhilly 04-26-2007 11:26 PM

Traf pretty much covered it. Watch some fights and mimic actualy moves they do. Also you can hold hand weights while doing this to quicken speed. And remember: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HANDS UP. this is a good habit to get into.

kishiro 04-27-2007 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by DevilMan13
I dont train in MMA yet, but i do shadow-box alot because i dont have no one to punch and i dont train yet. i know its pretty basic, but what are some good combos i can use when i shadow-box? i really appreciate it guys.:D

i used to box for a bit. i found mirror work was much better for me because i could see my punch technique, foot work, weight shifts, defense, blah, blah, blah....

basiclly mirror work is better than just shadow, but don't get me wrong, i did shadow, like when i would do my road work, and i would shadow with an object such as a tree to gauge my distance closing speed and lateral movement

mirror work for the proper punch, and accuracy is way better than a sloppy ass combo

markus enjoys 04-28-2007 08:55 PM

always imagine a target as well, picture a guy in front of you, when you throw, imagine hitting is jaw or temple, etc. Move around as well and make your imaginary opponent throw some strikes at you to practice your blocking.

EastPhilly 04-28-2007 09:28 PM

Also if you can make a recording, try recording some combo and moves you like. Then when you shadow box, play the tape and do your moves. My MP3 player has a record function so I'm going to record stuff such as.

Jab, Cross, Hook.
Double Jab, Over Cross.
Superman punch.
Jab, Cross, Right Kick.
Jab, Cross, Hook Left Kick.

Try doing this.
It may help alot

EastPhilly 04-29-2007 07:48 PM

I tried the recording of my own. I forgot to give myself time to get up from the sprawl. I also added in sit-ups and push-ups.

mortalkombat 05-29-2007 05:00 PM

I like shadow boxing its like when your a kid and your pretending your fighting a bad guy haha. no but its good practice especially infront on the mirror.:) by the way just try to figure out your own combos thats what i do. and like someone else said always keep your hands up blocking your face.

Kin 06-04-2007 06:24 AM

Personally, I think that the most important thing to practice through shadow boxing -- if you haven't any training yet -- is how to keep your hands up. Like, when you throw combinations, I'd suggest that you remain aware of where your non-punching hand is. Ideally, it should be in a place, where you would be able to partially defend against an oncoming strike while you're in the midst of delivering one.

For instance, when you're throwing straights, is your non-punching hand in front of your face or has it drifted behind it? If its drifted behind it, defending against a counter will be harder than otherwise. When you throw a hook, where's the other hand? Crap like that can be surprisingly important. When sparring, you'll often feel stuff hitting your hands rather than your face, if they're in the right place. Good hand placement leads to a lot of unintentional blocking -- which is a good thing. :thumb02:

Oh! And practicing footwork is also something that can be done with Shadow boxing. Even if its something as basic as moving in and out between combos, and staying on your toes.

But yeah, good luck.

Noize 06-04-2007 08:43 PM

Shadow boxing is great fun :D

It's the best way to warm up before sparring too.

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