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Old 01-27-2007, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i jump rope like a *****

I need help jumping rope properly. I jump rope girly with opposite feet instead of real fast under both feet and I can't cross the rope or anything. I run as my primary form of exercise and spar, do mad drills, etc. all the conditioning that goes with taekwondo so I do have the cardio endurance, I just need some pointers cuz it's embarrassing to jump rope this way.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep practising, if your embarresed it might help you try harder. Don't worry what other people think cos every1 starts like that.

Soon enough you'll be doin like the guy in this vid (scroll down page)

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Old 01-29-2007, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the only thing i can think of is to work on your footwork first then worry about the speed of the rope. swing it slow and make sure you're doing everything right with your feet. when you feel good at a certain speed, crank it up a little. just pick up speed slowly but surely and then you'll eventually get to where you want.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Keep doing it and you'll get better at it. BTW: Taekwondo? No offence but you should consider a real Martial Art, I used to do it myself and i'll tell ya I got more out of BJJ in a few weeks than with Taekondo in 5 years. Honestly.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Keep doing it and you'll get better at it. BTW: Taekwondo? No offence but you should consider a real Martial Art, I used to do it myself and i'll tell ya I got more out of BJJ in a few weeks than with Taekondo in 5 years. Honestly.
if i could find someone in my small town that taught bjj or judo or kune tao, i would do it in a heartbeat. however i'd still go to my tkd teacher b/c he's awesome. he teaches western & thai boxing as well which is why i'd continue going to him as well as any aggression-based art I could find.

there was actually a guy who taught kune tao here up until he had a kidney transplant a couple of years ago. I know a few of his former students and I keep saying to them, if he's going to teach again, you'd tell me, right?

in the meantime if you have any sweet drills related to BJJ you can pass on that will make me a worthy opponent in my classes, i'd appreciate it. I can only rely on my small size compared to the other people in the class up to a point.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When I first started working the rope I skipped like a damned lead foot. Now I skipp using my calves alone and my feet barely leaving the ground. I'm not doing crossovers yet because I'm still learning skill with the rope.

For instance, as fatigue builds you might find yourself turning a bit slow evidence by the rope catching the front of your feet and you'll learn to adjust by turning a little faster to maintain a specific rhythm throughout.

Don't worry about speed right now or crossovers. Focus on developing skill, skill, and skill! Never mind who's watching or how you are looking. And above all things...DO NOT GET FRUSTRATED AND PUT THE ROPE DOWN. Keep working at it skipping for 2 - 3 minute rounds and adding on as you get better.

Take it from me. The more you practice, the better you'll get and you'll feel the difference in how you move PERIOD as your balance and coordination will get better. Happy skipping.
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