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12/28/11 11:54 PM
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I've been struggling with my boxing. I dont think I've ever looked more ridiculous in my life as i do sparring. I am having serious trouble actually throwing a punch and landing it because everytime an experienced boxer starts circling me i freeze waiting for am opportunity to land a good hit. Well i got hit pretty bad last time i was sparring and i have had a headache for 2 days. I realized that the problem is i am playing a baiting game on my standup trying to emulate my ground game because that is where i am most comfortable. Definitely having trouble switching to offensive fighting especially when my foot work is so sloppy. I spend hours in front of the mirror throwing hands trying to get the foot work synchronized but look like a total retard in the ring. Hell even my jump rope looks like a 5 year olds. I am so stiff in the hips i don't know what to do to improve hip mobility. Help a girl out. Don't know that i can take another hit to the head like the one that knocked the filling out of my teeth. Literally.
12/31/11 9:08 PM
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Picture a square on the floor, and walk along the lines of it over and over using proper footwork while maintaining a proper fighting stance. Move both clockwise and counterclockwise.

It will take a while but over time (with consistent effort)that should help you become more fluid.
1/1/12 6:03 PM
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when I have more time I will help you out as much as I can with mere words. At in laws house and I am being beckoned
1/3/12 11:47 AM
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back home now, stretch your hips, make sure your quads are strong. start with the foot of the direction you are moving when you move. what I tell people when I am coaching them is to pretend they have big elephant balls. in other words try and maintain the same distance between your legs when you are moving so you are always in position to punch.



are you tripping up? are you not bringing your back foot and ending up wide legged and unable to reach or move?
1/4/12 3:18 AM
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fearOfABlackPlanet - back home now, stretch your hips, make sure your quads are strong. start with the foot of the direction you are moving when you move. what I tell people when I am coaching them is to pretend they have big elephant balls. in other words try and maintain the same distance between your legs when you are moving so you are always in position to punch.



are you tripping up? are you not bringing your back foot and ending up wide legged and unable to reach or move?
Ha, the old "elephant balls" lesson Phone Post
1/5/12 9:14 PM
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fearOfABlackPlanet - back home now, stretch your hips, make sure your quads are strong. start with the foot of the direction you are moving when you move. what I tell people when I am coaching them is to pretend they have big elephant balls. in other words try and maintain the same distance between your legs when you are moving so you are always in position to punch.



are you tripping up? are you not bringing your back foot and ending up wide legged and unable to reach or move?
Ha, the old "elephant balls" lesson <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


I guess some of you have to pretend, for me the movements always came very naturally.
1/14/12 4:26 PM
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fearOfABlackPlanet - back home now, stretch your hips, make sure your quads are strong. start with the foot of the direction you are moving when you move. what I tell people when I am coaching them is to pretend they have big elephant balls. in other words try and maintain the same distance between your legs when you are moving so you are always in position to punch.



are you tripping up? are you not bringing your back foot and ending up wide legged and unable to reach or move?



I end up losing my balance somehow and seem to unconsciously switch my stance or reposition them when switching from jab to cross to uppercut etc
1/14/12 8:01 PM
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did u start out in karate?
1/15/12 4:08 AM
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The only way is to practice, practice and practice some more.

Drill moving in the all 6 major direction - forwards, backwards, left, right, diagnally left-forward and diagonally right-backwards.

Learn to shuffle step in all directions. Do one step, then two, then three etc.

Drill over and over again.

1/17/12 1:42 PM
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i dont think a novice should be gettin ghit that hard in practice unless it was an accident
1/18/12 1:06 AM
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gusto - i dont think a novice should be gettin ghit that hard in practice unless it was an accident

 it wasnt an accident, he was an asshole.
1/18/12 8:52 PM
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SisterSteel - 
gusto - i dont think a novice should be gettin ghit that hard in practice unless it was an accident

 it wasnt an accident, he was an asshole.
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1/22/12 6:38 PM
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If I ever start a gym up, this rack is going to be in there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgSfEkniy9E
1/22/12 7:09 PM
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Good video
2/1/12 12:40 PM
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Forget the hands for a minute. Just hold your hands up in a good guard position, and spend a few rounds just moving about and concentrating on footwork. Do a couple of rounds of this every time you shadow box and it will start to ingrain the techniques so that they become habits and you don't have to think about them.

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