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#136551 - 02/22/05 07:56 AM 1 should practise there footwork often
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when training your footwork should 1 train on both sides right side forward and left side forward? how much time should 1 spend on there footwork?

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#136552 - 02/22/05 12:16 PM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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Hi SOL Martial Arts

"when training your footwork should 1 train on both sides right side forward and left side forward?"

I suggest both sides forward one side backwards and one side sidewards.

"how much time should 1 spend on there footwork?"

If you want to have good footwork, lots. If you want your footwork to **** , none.

Good luck.

JohnL

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#136553 - 02/28/05 02:22 AM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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Rather than practicing your steps in dead repetition like "shuffle shuffle shuffle, sidestep sidestep sidestep", etc, just go out running. Shadowbox while you run. Run sideways. Run backwards. Turn around while running, both directions. Skip. jump. duck. bob and weave. move. Meanwhile, study fencers.

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#136554 - 03/01/05 04:54 AM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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quite clever buddhabong i do run back words but not all of the over stuff you said ill try it in an hour ill do it for about a month and see if my foot work improves at all if not ive got you to blaim lol. Do you think you dont need to practise foot work i think its important i dont see how my jogging is going to help my side step my advance my retreat etc etc.

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#136555 - 03/01/05 06:39 AM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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JohnL thanx for your information. Do you practise your foot work if so how much time do you pracise it and how?

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#136556 - 03/01/05 11:20 AM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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hey man. i just made a post on footwork in another thread. i practice mine every day. i think footwork is a crucial element which many higherlevel MAs neglect after a while. i will always start my workouts witha few rounds of basic footwork just to get a rythym.

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#136557 - 03/01/05 12:59 PM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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i will always start my workouts witha few rounds of basic footwork just to get a rythym. 1st Round KO what work out are you talking about? what do you think is the best on guard position?

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#136558 - 03/01/05 02:02 PM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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i train muay thai. after my cardio and stretching, i do a couple rounds of footwork, walking, walk n' block, walk n' pass, walk-block-counter...of course i am doing both low and high blocks as wellas passes etc. it is essesntially a pre-shadow box warm up to start my rythym....very techique focused.
i cant speak for other MA but the best defensive position for me is an quasi-offensive stance with my weight shifting but mostly on my back foot so i can raise my front leg for blocking. i do a sort of lead foot toe tapping when en guard. its a traditional muay thai stance and probably not the best if you fighting non-muay thai fighters.

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#136559 - 03/02/05 09:46 AM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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Unfortunately I don't do enough footwork trainning.Personally I feel footwork is the difference between a technique being okay or dynamite. Think about it. Your power, your range, even your speed in part, starts with proper balance. And balance is all about footwork. Even in ground fighting proper foot placement is a key. Footwork is where I usaully need to start but all to often I make that the last part of a technique I work on. Unless of course it's a kicking technique.

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#136560 - 03/02/05 02:05 PM Re: 1 should practise there footwork often
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by SOL Martial Arts:
JohnL thanx for your information. Do you practise your foot work if so how much time do you pracise it and how?[/QUOTE]

I used to drill footwork at every training session.

It is now so ingrained that I rarely practice it as it's become automatic.

JohnL

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