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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 06:44 PM
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I love Andre Ward.
Yeah, the man's a monster. His hands are absolutely incredible. He's also a hometown hero in Oakland, too. Plus, he's a really nice guy.

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wat do u think my diet and exercise regime should be? i do muay thai 3 times a week for 1 hour a day wat else can i do. i have weights and a bench and other stuff for a home gym in my basement.
Just eat healthy and focus on doing your muay thai. Are you donig mt at a school?

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there is a fair amount of info re Andre Ward in A Fighter's Heart, great book.

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Just eat healthy and focus on doing your muay thai. Are you donig mt at a school?
ye its group lessons.
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...i feel like only kung fu and tkd people talk about telegraphing.

never once heard a boxing coach say a thing about telegraphing

its like, you can know a scud missle is coming, but you cant do shit about it, can you?

thats why combinations exist, sure theyre ganna know one punch is coming, but by the 4th one they may not figure out where its going or may not be in a place to block or dodge.
They may or may not say that word exactly, but they'll try to correct your form and prevent you from doing it.

Think of telegraphing as a the person having a tell for when they're going to punch, or even worse, a tell specific to each punch. If you know ahead of time when the blow is coming, its INCREDIBLY easy to get the heck out of dodge before hand. And when you know what blow is coming, it's incredibly easy to get in a solid counter. Either way, the combination is nullified.

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Dude your doing great for just starting out. Good power decent cardio for your size good hooks. When you are working the bag alone it is always swinging (not like a persons real movement so with that said it is better to work almost everything seperate, hands, kicks elbows knees headbutts (just kiddin) First off dont train in socks, stay on the balls of your feet more for kicks and knees. Throw like 50 kicks each leg high and low at your own pace seperate with no punches. I saw you hit the bag with you r toes that could hurt you (ive done it many times). When you throw knees grab the bag at head level and pull it into you with force and throw the knee with conviction, do that swithing knees maybe ten hard knees per flurry apiece. When I throw elbow i hook the back of the bag and hold it with 1 arm head high while I elbow it. I have been training thai for over 12 years and have learned that when working it alone it moves to awkward to make a really good looking realistic combo. But if you keep it up your gonna be great.
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true and the more combinations you have, the more cardio you can get working the heavy bag.

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I've watched your video a few times now and I thought I'd give my thoughts for improvements, many of which are duplications from previous responses. I also think it is great that you posted the video and are open to peer review and that the community had been supportive. I love


1.) Never lock your knees, that is more important than anything else. I'd rather you get knocked out than have your knee ruined for life.

2.) Hands up all times, especially when throwing punches and kicks. Right now you are a counter-striker's wet dream.

3.) Remove the double-jab from your arsenal for a while. That double jab will get chased back with an overhand right that will put you down/out. Watch the Jens Pulver/John Lewis fight for a good example of what I'm talking about.

4.) Fight relaxed, you generate decent power for as much as you fight your own body. When you relax you'll find rolling your hips and whipping your kicks is what makes kicks so deadly.

5.) Use your whole body to punch and kick when you are power training, watch some videos online discussing kinetic linking.

6.) Practice a bit more in combination chaining and striking from varying ranges to simulate a real opponent.

7.) Add some defense to heavy bag training, roll/slide and counter even on a heavy bag.

8.) Work angles a bit more, and circling to the right to open up target areas.

10.) Improve your flexibility, let the resistance be your opponents body and not your own.

11.) Knees strikes look pretty foreign to you, go grab a soccer ball and do some knee juggling and do runner's stretching to maximize delivery of knee strikes. Another good exercise is jogging with 'high knees'.

13.) Chopping kicks for low/mid kicks, kicks at a downward angle to the sciatic nerve is another human reset button.

12.) You look like you are having fun and have the right attitude. Keep up the good work, keep posting vids, and keep an open mind!
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post #39 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 03:22 AM
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(very important) try not to hit the bag as it moved towards you, you could damage, even break you wrists and fingers <check this out. i go here, awsome staff. also if your in southern california come bye for a free class
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Never drop your hands.

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