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#330916 - 03/26/07 05:53 PM criticism/advice
AkhilleusWeeps Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Tx
Okay...screwed last post....perhaps I'll have better luck this time. I'd appreciate any feed back on things that appear wrong/different and advice on how to fix said wrong things.

Thanks for your time.

me and bob (youtube)
Goal:Enshin Honbu Dojo

#330917 - 03/27/07 03:54 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
JimmySmith Offline

Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 73
Loc: Australia
No probs, I'll break it down to upper and lower body-
Upper body: Your left jab is a little lazy, and I'd like to see it thrown more than it is currently, great left hook though. I felt you actually looked a little moree comfortable from southpaw, your right jab is certainly more attractive and you've a nasty little cross from there. Generally felt you should focus more jabs to the head rather than the body but overal pass marks here.
Lower body:
Please don't flame me for this... Ok, you look like you could use a little more flexibility in the legs (if you're going to kick bob in the stomach) because right now the kicks are coming out slow and being left hanging out there.
Power in your legs are lacking- If things are feeling uncomfortable maybe try more of a shuttle kick. I would recommend trying to bring your knee through first in most of your kicks (Throw a knee and once the knee is past the point you want to strike extend the foot). This will increase the speed and power of the kick (higher torque) + inertia should carry the foot through. Props for posting though.

#330918 - 03/27/07 08:16 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Thanks for posting the video for us. I like the combos, you looked pretty fluid. I did notice that you opened your guard often when doing ribs shots on the Bob.

But overall pretty nice!
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#330919 - 03/27/07 10:06 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: JimmySmith]
AkhilleusWeeps Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Tx
Thanks for the replys!

Jimmy, completely agree that speed and control is lacking in the kick department. I believe the main issue is, as you said, my flexibility. I'll have to spend more time stretching these mornings, on a side note: do you preffer dynamic over static stretching or vice versa?

Matt, Thanks I have no rhythm on the dance floor so thats the only place you'll see me moving fluid. hehe ^_^

About the rib shots, what portion of the body do you suggest I cover up most when performing hits as these? I would think face since I'm coming in a little low most of the times but I think I'll have to tape my fist to my face to get used to that. I believe the momentum kind of takes me and the other hand just flails.

Edited by AkhilleusWeeps (03/27/07 10:11 AM)
Goal:Enshin Honbu Dojo

#330920 - 03/27/07 01:36 PM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
Raul Perez Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 2806
Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
In the beginning your hand speed was lacking but you picked it up near the end.

3 pointers:

1 - seems a lot of the time you are just hitting the BOB dummy. Try to hit through the BOB dummy. That base should be bouncing all over the place from you wailing away on it.

2 - Mix your hands and your feet in combos. I had a problem with this as well. I either punched or kicked. That is what you are doing. punches and end with a kick. Kick and end with punches.

3 - Add Knees and elbows to your work out. It adds a lot of diversity when you spar.
"I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey"

#330921 - 03/27/07 02:36 PM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
JohnL Offline
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Registered: 03/24/03
Posts: 4309
Loc: NY, NY, USA
Hey AK

Only 2 thoughts other than those already raised.

1. Stop droping your hands while you're kicking.
2. Almost all your initial jabs are targeted at the torso. It's unlikely that a jab would hurt a conditioned body. They are better to the head so they create a distraction (Yes, I know the dummy isn't going to flinch!) and if they do connect to head you'll get more bang for your buck.
John L

#330922 - 03/28/07 02:14 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
JimmySmith Offline

Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 73
Loc: Australia
I'm pretty lazy with my stretching, though I've always been highly flexible so it doesn't show. From a mechanics point of view, the body is damn intelligent and learns too quickly so dynamic stretching should have benefits though I've never bothered. (With weight training I'm very careful of this though, the body will try to cheat as much as possible so even working out at the same time daily is less effective than changing workout times)

#330923 - 03/28/07 03:36 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: AkhilleusWeeps]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
One thing people forgot which is really important. .


Why do you keep them so exposed?!?! Tuck your chin behind the shoulder on EVERY shot you make.

On your uppercuts, why are you pushing with your rear leg?

Not enough face hits.

On your thrust kick, it was nice, but you need to lean back when pushing, or else your opponent can push through your kick and make you fall down.

Roundhouse kicks. No hip motion there. All I saw was a 'dud'. A leg tapping the target, not a powerful kick. Also might need to work on stretching a bit, but that's not a major problem. You got to improve your mechanics.

An advice from someone who's done a lot of things by myself. Don't jab or punch the chest too much. I've always found it a hard target. It's a lot nicer on your hands when you punch the body (abs, spleen and liver area). True, if you hit with a hard cross on the opponent's chest, it may momentarily paralyze him and set up for a good KO, but it's very very rare for a hit to land on the chest. When I put up my peek-a-boo guard, the only target open is the body. Go for either body or head shots, the chest isn't really worth it.

Another thing. . why don't you 'punch' through Bob instead of at him? All I see is you trying to hit him, when you should be hitting 'through' him. Need more follow up on your punches imo.

-Taison out
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

#330924 - 03/28/07 08:39 AM Re: criticism/advice [Re: Taison]
ButterflyPalm Offline

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2637
Loc: Malaysia
Too much thinking between one set of action and the next.

Could almost hear you say, 'ok, here I come now'

And take a half step towards the dummy when jabbing because a non-dummy will flinch back a little and you'll be jabbing air.

On the positive side, a good sense of rhythm.

A little bad habit is taking a few "loosening" skips when you needed a rest. If this is read by your opponent, he'll attack you right at that moment.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.

#330925 - 03/28/07 04:21 PM Re: criticism/advice [Re: ButterflyPalm]
AkhilleusWeeps Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Tx
Funny that you mention that Palm,

Exactly what happens when I spar brown belts, they see right through me. I attack, and as soon as I step back (I do lunge in when jabbing/striking during sparring) I usually get kicked either mid-section or head. It's interesting that they just throw the kick and I step back right into their instep.
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