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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 04:41 PM
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This will sound corny, you can practice mentally in your head against a opponent, in your dreams. Everything comes from the mind, create your self a fighter's mind. I think it's possible to learn standup without sparring, just my theory lol.

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This will sound corny, you can practice mentally in your head against a opponent, in your dreams. Everything comes from the mind, create your self a fighter's mind. I think it's possible to learn standup without sparring, just my theory lol.
About 4 years ago (when I wasn't actively training), I would have agreed with you. Now, I would say that it is just a theory based off of philosophy and not actually training.

To the TS: You cannot teach yourself real stand-up skills for fighting. If you are looking to learn how to punch, yeah you might find a modicum of success in learning how to throw something you think looks like a good punch with a heavy bag. But the whole caveat that you have to deal with is that your opponent (no matter how untrained they are) are not going to stand still, or fall into your rhythm. Visualization may be a great way to wrap your head around technical concepts, but it does nothing for the actual application of those concepts.

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If you're set on training yourself you're limited on what you can do. Above all else you'll need a sparring partner of some kind. Hitting a heavy bag, or shadowboxing can only get you so far on your own.

I started on my own doing straight up boxing and didn't learn nearly as much as I did after only a couple months of formal martial arts training so I would stress that getting into a gym should be at least seriously considered.
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well something ive been doing lately to help my punching is,i get a small weight (im using a 5 pound barbell), or a small weight relative to you, nothing heavy like 20 pounds or anything, but something that you feel has mass to it (get what i mean?)

and basically what i do is hold it and shadow-box with the weights in my hands.

what that does, it helps build hand speed(you said you already had that, but extra training never hurts) and also, as your shadow-boxing with the weights in your hand, its working out all the muscles used in a punch because youre putting resistance on those muscles, so its like when youre working out any other mucle, so basically it works out the power of your punch. and as you get used to a weight, you can always increase the weight. hope this contributed to your self-standup workout.
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If you have someone that will hold focus pads for you, they don't cost much, and you should be able to get them at a place like Dick's, or any martial arts supply store.


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well something ive been doing lately to help my punching is,i get a small weight (im using a 5 pound barbell), or a small weight relative to you, nothing heavy like 20 pounds or anything, but something that you feel has mass to it (get what i mean?)

and basically what i do is hold it and shadow-box with the weights in my hands.

what that does, it helps build hand speed(you said you already had that, but extra training never hurts) and also, as your shadow-boxing with the weights in your hand, its working out all the muscles used in a punch because youre putting resistance on those muscles, so its like when youre working out any other mucle, so basically it works out the power of your punch. and as you get used to a weight, you can always increase the weight. hope this contributed to your self-standup workout.
Yes using a light weight will help your handspeed but punching power not so much if you arn't throwing the punches correctly. If you arn't turning over and sitting back when throwing a straight right or left depending on how your standing, your punch isn't going to be as powerful then someone who does.

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I think you can only teach yourself so much before you have to ask for help. The more help you get, the better you will become.

I recommend joining a boxing club.


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This will sound corny, you can practice mentally in your head against a opponent, in your dreams. Everything comes from the mind, create your self a fighter's mind. I think it's possible to learn standup without sparring, just my theory lol.
No doubt visualisation is extremely important, no doubt as much as actual sparring and fight experience, but it's all a part of the big picture. Visualisation alone isn't enough.
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Any kind of pad/bag work will help out your cardio but you ahould also run and/or swim to keep that at a high level. Pad work is great for working on combinations, speed, and accuracy. A heavy bag will help with your power. My favorite bag is definitely the double end bag. It is the best for working on your accuracy in my opinion. It helps your speed, as well as your footwork if used properly. A speed bag is good for timing but I am not a huge fan of them.


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My former gym, the Y, had a speed bag, and I used to do a lot of running/jump rope/speed bag intervals. It worked my patience as well as my timing, and I miss it. My current gym does not have one, nor my dojo.


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