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7/2/12 5:26 PM
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Marcos Avellan
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Last year I had traveled to Cuba to train boxing (I did so legally from Miami to Havana).  Since 1972, Cuba has earned more Olympic medals in boxing than any other country in the world. The United States is a boxing powerhouse - but due to the embargo, Cuba's boxing techniques and training concepts are a secret to most American fighters.

Some Americans that manage to visit Cuba try to smuggle out cigars or rum... I smuggled out boxing secrets!  I got to train with legendary boxing coach Carlos Miranda.  Coach Miranda was very different than most boxing coaches I had worked with prior.  He has a serious wisdom… he is a guru… he is the Cuban Mr. Miyagi of boxing!  I compare him to Mr. Miyagi because every sentence that came out of his mouth was enlightening.  I would hang out after the training sessions and sit back with him in the shade and talk for hours about boxing, combat, coaching, and even philosophy… and I learned more about boxing in those few hours talking than I had learned in years of training!

Amongst many principles and concepts he shared with me in those conversations, he introduced to me a very simple system for shadow boxing and practicing technique that revolutionized the way my team now practices striking – and even grappling.  The system is so darn simple and when you hear it, it makes perfect sense… but I have never been to a gym that practices shadow boxing in this exact manner.  Don’t get me wrong… there are definitely champions that utilize these principles – but I haven’t seen it taught systematically the way it was explained to me.

Ok Avellan, so what's the secret?  I could type it out but I think video would help get the message across best!  I have been using this system for over a year now and have not shared it publicly.  I showed this system to a few colleagues at a seminar, which included world champion trainers Greg Nelson, Adam and Rory Singer, Lloyd Irvin, and UFC veterans and BJJ Black Belts Marcus Aurelio, Tim Credeur, Alberto Crane, Shawn Williams, and a dozen or so others that were in attendance.  However, this is the first time I put this information out to the public… the secret is out!

In a few days I’ll post part II – stay tuned!  If you like what I'm talking about, visit www.BlackBeltPsychology.com and join my email list and I'll send you parts 2 and 3 in your email plus other videos and articles.  Thank you.

 

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7/2/12 7:36 PM
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I thought it was a great video. I have coached boxing for several years now. And you forget things like that when you learned it at a young age. I am going to have the few guys I train watch your video.

I am also a huge fan of the Cuban boxing team, so that is cool also.


I am also a big fan of shadow boxing. When I watch someone spar or fight I can always tell when someone does not shadow box enough. They tend to have a much harder time getting back in position and back on balance when they miss.


I tell my guys, if you land 50% that is awesome, so you have to pretty much practice to miss. Otherwise you get the shit countered out of you.

You can't always be used to something stopping your hand for you.
7/6/12 3:45 AM
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For later. Phone Post
7/16/12 4:02 AM
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Ttt Phone Post
7/16/12 4:26 PM
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10Marlons -  After watching this video, I now know how advanced my boxing already is. I've been drilling this for the last year.



Your boxing is advanced when you can spar with anyone in a good gym and not have your ass handed to you, and when you are winning fights against good competition by executing good fundamentals IMO. Knowing something is one thing, being able to apply it in a fight is another. Boxing is a lot about the mind and a lot about the body but its mostly about the connection between the two.

7/16/12 4:43 PM
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no one likes posting feedback if they don't even know if you are reading it.
7/17/12 10:44 PM
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Thanks guys for the posts!  fearOfABlackPlanet, sorry I didn't reply sooner, I have the same thread on the UG and I had gotten confused and thought I had replied to this thread when I had actually replied to the one on the UG - but I did read all your posts and I appreciate it very much.

I agree with you that I think shadowboxing is super important.  Although this video was received extremely well by the majority of the boxing and kickboxing community, I was shocked by the vocal minority that felt that shadowboxing was unimportant... one poster actually told me that shadowboxing is only for warming up and not a significant developer of technique...

7/18/12 3:17 PM
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"one poster actually told me that shadowboxing is only for warming up and not a significant developer of technique..."



One poster has never competed or even spared with a top level guy.



thanks for responding back my friend.
7/18/12 6:12 PM
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Excellent!
9/11/12 10:22 PM
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Great vid...TTT Phone Post

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