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#323902 - 02/22/07 06:48 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Xibalba]
Unsu Offline
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Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 142
Loc: San Antone, Tejas
Your form is good. You can sacrifice some power if you have good speed and form. I liked what you did, but just like Matt you didn't move around the bag. You also concentrated on mid-level roundhouses and tended at times to keep your leg off the ground with those roundhouse jabs. I can tell you've had TKD training. Since you have trained in BJJ you understand how important it is to get your leg back to the ground as fast as possible.

I like that you keep your elbows in. With the crispness of your straight punching, power is maximized. Everyone keeps talking about getting your knee up for sidekicks, but the best sidekicks are low-line ones. Unless you're stomping, the knee-up position telegraphs your kick.

You have lankiness and leverage on your side. the best strikers are often the tall cats with the long limbs. Gravity is an excellent force multiplier when it comes to kicking and (especially) punching. Your hooks looked good too, especially the ones in close.

Thanks for the video. I'm guessing you do Isshin Ryu by the way you form your fist. Be careful with that punch on a real person. It provides less stability and finger splinting than the traditional Okinawan fist. Broken thumbs are a doozy to repair...

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#323903 - 02/22/07 07:49 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Unsu]
Xibalba Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Loc: Lansing, MI, USA
Quote:

Your form is good. You can sacrifice some power if you have good speed and form. I liked what you did, but just like Matt you didn't move around the bag. You also concentrated on mid-level roundhouses and tended at times to keep your leg off the ground with those roundhouse jabs. I can tell you've had TKD training. Since you have trained in BJJ you understand how important it is to get your leg back to the ground as fast as possible.

I like that you keep your elbows in. With the crispness of your straight punching, power is maximized. Everyone keeps talking about getting your knee up for sidekicks, but the best sidekicks are low-line ones. Unless you're stomping, the knee-up position telegraphs your kick.

You have lankiness and leverage on your side. the best strikers are often the tall cats with the long limbs. Gravity is an excellent force multiplier when it comes to kicking and (especially) punching. Your hooks looked good too, especially the ones in close.

Thanks for the video. I'm guessing you do Isshin Ryu by the way you form your fist. Be careful with that punch on a real person. It provides less stability and finger splinting than the traditional Okinawan fist. Broken thumbs are a doozy to repair...




Hi Unsu!

Thanks for the props! I am indeed lean and lanky - physically suited for punching and kicking at mid to long-range. Regarding movement around the bag - I wish! You should see my tiny basement. What you see on film is just about the maximum amount of space I get to work out in. Someday, when we win the lotto, I will build my polebarn dojo in the backyard. Until then, my little corner of karate heaven will have to do.

Funny you should think I did Isshin-ryu - I never thought of the similarities of our fist and that of Isshin-ryu. I actually train in Pukang Tang Soo Do . Although a Korean style, our traditional fist is done with the thumb out like you see in our patch. Luckily, I have only jammed my thumb once like that punching a real person. After so many years of making fists like that when doing kata, that is just how my fists are made - it is really an unconscious thing at this point. Luckily I do not get into too many bare-knuckle fights .

Peace,
Mike

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#323904 - 02/22/07 07:52 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Unsu]
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Unsu,
X is one of those Tang Soo Do guys that lives in the neither regions between Okinowa and and TKD. Not unlike myself.

Looking good X. I like the high knee chamber.

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#323905 - 02/22/07 07:59 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: oldman]
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Unsu,
X is one of those Tang Soo Do guys that lives in the neither regions between Okinowa and and TKD. Not unlike myself.




Hehe...you said I live in the "nether regions"...

Mike

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#323906 - 02/22/07 08:41 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Xibalba]
Jeff_G Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 222
Loc: Midwest
Not bad at all. I thought I was seeing some TKD there. Just about the time I was wondering if I was going to see any multiple kicks, there were a couple of double roundhouse kicks. The back kicks were nice too.

What I would like to see would be a front kick, re-chamber the leg, followed with a roundhouse to the side. Perhaps even a double roundhouse. I used to find that combo rather effective for a couple of reasons. First, the front kick stops the forward motion of an attacker and measures them perfectly for the roundhouse. Second, not many people can, or would even think of doing that combo. Hence, they are not prepared to deal with it. The good thing is that you have the kicks to pull it off.

Oh, and I really like the punch after kicking moves. Not an easy technique. I sit there griping at the tv whenever I see some UFC guy throwing a one-off kick and no followup with hands. All the power is going backwards.

Keep up the good work.

JG

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#323907 - 02/22/07 09:01 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Jeff_G]
TeK9 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 2257
Loc: Northern California, USA
If you see tang soo do you are seeing tae kwon do aswell. Same art different package.
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#323908 - 02/22/07 11:39 PM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Ed_Morris]
Xibalba Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 499
Loc: Lansing, MI, USA
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back to the bag - I know it isn't the topic really, but it's an interesting aside: maybe distributing the load from 3 points would solve 2 problems at once. might solve the over-stressing of one area plus reduces swing?




Hi Ed,

Been thinking about what you mean by this - could you explain your thoughts a little more? I think I have an idea of how to do this, but I am a social worker and not an engineer, so clarification would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Mike

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#323909 - 02/23/07 12:55 AM Re: Me on the bag [Re: Xibalba]
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
quick-n-dirty mock-up of what I'm thinking:

http://www.geocities.com/nthdegree_news/punch-bag.jpg

on the left is a regular mount...on the right is a 3-point attachment - laid out on the ceiling as a triangle (or maybe in-line is better?) equal to or greater than the width of the bag...depending on how much you want to restrict the swing.


does it work? never tried it or saw it before. it was just a thought.

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