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#135569 - 10/18/04 05:59 PM JKD speed


I was wondering,are there any good excercises,on gaining speed. Not Bruce Lee fast of course, He is the only one that could be that fast.But exercises that will increase my quickness

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[This message has been edited by keahi (edited 10-18-2004).]

#135570 - 10/20/04 08:05 AM Re: JKD speed

one thing i do to help increase speed is train with wrist and ankle braces. do this a couple times a week and you'll see a notable difference. also focus on being completely relaxed while executing techniques. this has worked for me. hope this helps.

#135571 - 10/22/04 01:57 AM Re: JKD speed

not braces, i meant weights. sorry for confussion.

#135572 - 10/30/04 03:51 PM Re: JKD speed
mcgee Offline

Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 118
Loc: Lexington,NC USA
JKD speed training.
Using focus pads; Level 1. Have someone put on one focus pad then have them slap the pad and hold it out for you to punch it. You don't punch until you hear the slap.

Level 2. They slap the pad and hold it out you punch it and they try to grab your hand ON THE WAY BACK. Not on the way in any one can grab it on the way in that doesn't make you faster.
Level 3. Now your really going to speed up.
Have the person get a stick like a kali stick. they slap the pad with the stick hold it out you punch it and they try to hit your arm with the stick. AGIAN ON THE WAY BACK. Now there not Whacking down as hard as they can, just rotating there wrist over.

#135573 - 11/13/04 01:43 PM Re: JKD speed

Not Bruce Lee fast of course, He is the only one that could be that fast. -You could become as fast as Bruce Lee was,if you put in the training that he did.-MiSt

#135574 - 11/14/04 04:38 PM Re: JKD speed

3 pound weights in each hand and shadow box

#135575 - 11/15/04 07:23 AM Re: JKD speed
Dfox Offline

Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 38
Loc: place,colorado,usa
this guy is pretty fast he says he was told ankle wieghts are bad for your a leg muscle

there are some sample video clips here too

#135576 - 11/15/04 11:32 AM Re: JKD speed

Go to the batting cages and stand by the radar sensor. Keep trying to beat your last speed. Trust me, this one works. Here's one for your back fist that's kinda fun (until 20 minutes into it, lol): For a faster and more powerful back-fist, Go out to a field and repeatedly throw small rocks backhanded as hard as you can, don't worry about accuracy, just chuck 'em, lol. Do this for 30 minutes or so a day, and you will notice a drastic improvment the next time you're clocking your punches at the batting cages. Punching with weights is also good for speed.

#135577 - 11/15/04 07:50 PM Re: JKD speed

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Manilla:
"Backfists are proven to be ineffective."[/QUOTE]

Not mine. I can shatter a red clay brick in mid-air with my backfist. Any strike is powerful and effective if constantly trained. Besides, I don't care about the opinion of someone who types in all caps and calls Dr. Beasley (or anyone else for that matter) a fraud. Peace out.

P.S. Hey Chen Zen, why can't I delete my own posts? Feel free to kill this as the post it pertained to was deleted. Thanks.

[This message has been edited by SifuSkyler (edited 11-17-2004).]

#135578 - 11/28/04 06:03 AM Re: JKD speed

One thing i found to be extremely useful was to strike a piece of paper many times. As ur brain knows its a piece of paper so u tend not to tense up at all. You want to aim to just whip the paper as hard as possible from different punches and arms and i guarantee in a month or so practicing a few huindred punches a few times week, youll be faster and thus those punches stronger and what a cheap form of training!!!

#135579 - 11/28/04 12:09 PM Re: JKD speed

speed comes from fast0twitch muscles and there are ways to develop their speed - plyometrics (clap pushups), as well as doing low rep free weights (max weight u can handle). Of course you must practise the move, but that alone will not increase speed dramaticaly. Also, you must realize that each person's fast t. muscle has their limit, in other words genes. Some people are just born slower, but then you should concentrate on other aspects , because thats martial arts, not evryone can be as fast as Bruce Lee even if you train as hard as he did

#135580 - 11/28/04 12:35 PM Re: JKD speed

oops, I forgot to post my favorite speed exercise. Trap a fly in a small room and keep Punching it out of the air. Pretty fun stuff, lol.

#135581 - 12/02/04 04:50 PM Re: JKD speed

There aren't *Really* genetic limitations, of course not all people are the same, but it's such a minor difference it's not THAT big of one. If you train to be fast, you will get fast reguardless of your genes. People are like 2% different from a monkey, so people compaired to people are practically clones, except for about a .1% can be fast, no matter who you are.

#135582 - 12/02/04 10:34 PM Re: JKD speed
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Referring to speed in fighting, it comes down to hundreths of a second. With that being said perhaps a different approach should be attempted. Maybe improving footwork or timing.

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