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#324048 - 02/22/07 11:34 AM How to take a punch and other attacks?
FightingFeet Offline
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Anyone knows the right way to take punches (or maybe kicks) from the opponent, especially when blocking of the attacks fails? Recently i read from a website and it stated there how to take punches, the following is the link:
http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Punch
Is this the correct way?
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#324049 - 02/22/07 11:49 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: FightingFeet]
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Link is not working for me. However, boxing has some of the best "at-the-moment" strike defenses. "Rolling" with strikes, as well as "bobbing and weaving" are vital skills to have. You can't block everything!

Timing has a lot to do with it, too. Sometimes, it's better to step into a strike (cut it off) than it is to back up.

If you work some contact-sparring, these things will become apparent.
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#324050 - 02/22/07 12:02 PM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: MattJ]
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Learn how to keep your feet and you'll always have somewhere for the energy from the strike to go. Disconnect your feet (from a centre of gravity point of view) and the energy from the strike has nowhere to dissipate so it rattles round in the body. A peach of an uppercut landed straight on the chin is a pure example of this principle.
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#324051 - 02/22/07 10:58 PM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: Gavin]
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How to take a punch.

Heres my take. You can turn the waist or you can move your feet. Take your typical straight right. If you use a right hand lead, like me, then you can twist your hips so that your left arm moves backwards as you twist, and take a glancing blow or it may miss completely. Either way your right hand is in excellent position to counter, while your left hand is in good position to grab the arm or sleeve of the opponent stalling his defense if only for a second.

If your left hand lead then it would probably be a better option to thrust the hips backwards quickly or take a quick step back or forwards. It depends on the opponent and the attack.

Also, if you have time to perform a movement like a bob and weave or slip then you have the ability at that time to attack the opponent.
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#324052 - 02/23/07 07:06 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: Chen Zen]
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Train not to get hit in the first place, train to block when that fails and then if all else fails, your full contact sparring will have served you best in teaching you how to take a hit.
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#324053 - 02/23/07 07:31 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: Leo_E_49]
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I agree with Leo here. You'll learn everything you need to learn during full contact sparring. After all, experience is the best teacher.

However, having good body structure will do a lot for your ability to survive a shot.

First of all, stay just out of range so your opponent has to take a step to hit you. This buys you time to see what's coming, giving you time to counter it.

We teach the beginners to do the following when in close:


* Keep a "bull neck" when in close. Don't extend your neck. Keep your chin down and your shoulders up.

* Keep your hands high on the temple region and learn to drive your shots with your legs and hips.

* Bend your knees and keep your level slightly lower (and slightly lower than your opponent when possible). Make the shots that he throws land on TOP of your head as opposed to your chin / jaw. This won't bother you much at all and will only hurt him if he's not wearing gloves.

* Pull your stomach in and roll your shoulders slightly forward. This reduces the targets available to your opponent.

* Learn to fire out of this structure on the half beats during your opponents punches. Thats when he's open to counter punching.

Play the game a LOT. If you're using that short range structure that I just described, you're going to fatigue the neck and shoulders. It must be remembered however that you're not going to stay in one place over the course of a fight. You'll move in and out. When you're outside you can relax your structure a bit more, then, tighten up when you're in that middle range.

And SPAR! You're learn that getting hit is part of the game and that it isn't so bad, depending on WHERE you are taking those shots.


-John

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#324054 - 02/23/07 08:07 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: FightingFeet]
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What belt are you at in TKD?
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#324055 - 02/23/07 08:59 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Erm... All of you here might drop your jaws or laugh at me if i said I'm a Poomse belt(Junior black belt)... Unbelievable huh? Arh... I'm getting embarrass telling my belt level in TKD... I hope all of you won't mock at me...
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#324056 - 02/23/07 10:42 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: FightingFeet]
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FF -

I don't mock anyone that seeks to improve their skills.
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#324057 - 02/23/07 11:09 AM Re: How to take a punch and other attacks? [Re: MattJ]
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