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#356372 - 08/15/07 07:16 PM Sparring Tips
WhiteDragon11 Offline
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Hey everyone,
thought it would be nice to have a topic where you can just ask any questions on sparring. Doesnt matter how you spar, with whom, or what type of question. If you need any advice you can get it here.

I have a question so this is good. Yesterday I was sparring one of the fellow students. He is 10 years older than me and has trained 10 years longer than me (both started around 7-8 years old). He had extremely fast and powerful side kicks so attacking him with punches wouldnt work or I'd get kicked coming in. So I was trying to play more counter then making the first attack (not usual for me but new partner). So it ended up him attacking me a lot with blows to the face and ribs and little mercy. I took a beating. But anyways I was backing up way to much when he attacked. He said I should come in to the attack. What do you think I shouldve done? And if come into the attack how should I have been positioned?
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#356373 - 08/15/07 07:23 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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Yes you should move in. However it's not easy to do.

A good kicker can almost always chase you down with that kick if you back up. If you cut the kick off and jam them, you don't end up taking the full force of the kick even if you don't block completely. ( kind of like hitting a baseball on the handle of the bat instead of the fat part ) The power is at the end.

Bad news: The side kick is one of the hardest ones to get around. It takes lots of practice. But, if you move in with your guard up, you should be able to at least minimize the force of the kick if you can't catch and redirect.

Hands up. Pivot your lead hip into his as you enter and circle off line. Not an easy concept to convey in writing,, sorry.

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#356374 - 08/15/07 09:21 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: JMWcorwin]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
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Thanks JMW,
Yeah a lot of the times I would x block the sidekick in front of my ribs but the momentum brought me back. They were too fast to redirect and definately to fast to catch. I brought up my leg quite a few times to come in to the attack. Luckily I was fast enough to get away from the sweep that came to me. And I tried to circle him but as you said it is hard to get around cuz he kicked it with his front foot.
Any advice on when you get in the real close fighting with exchanges of punches, how to stop the flinching and just use your reactions?

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#356375 - 08/15/07 11:49 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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There are lots of ways to deal with a side kick, but not seeing him spar it's hard to coach a defense but I can give you one of my side kick defenses. I used this against a big powerful guy in a tournament years ago and boy was it a croud pleaser

Basically you go under the kick in a dropping side kick of your own. As he moves in (and you can draw him in if you know how) as he launches his kick you drop to the floor and extend your leg in side kick knife edge form. He will kick over your foot and his momentum will carry him and his groin into you extended foot.

Works like a charm on big side kickers

Just remember to tell him Kimo sent ya!
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#356376 - 08/16/07 04:40 AM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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Any advice on when you get in the real close fighting with exchanges of punches, how to stop the flinching and just use your reactions?




Unfortunately flinching IS most people's reaction to exchanges of punches. Hell, it was when I started, and I bet 99% of the people on this forum began their training flinching from punches. Best way to deal with it: Experience. Work on your inside work in sparring, over time you'll get better.

As for coming in on an attack, depends what attack. But just as with flinching, learning to come in, to "time", an attack requires experience and practice.

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#356377 - 08/16/07 09:16 AM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: Supremor]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
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Thanks Kimo and Supremor. I could try getting under the kick, but most of his side kicks are to my stomache so it would be hard to get under.
Yes I usually dont flinch. In most cases I know what I am doing and when I attack in I keep my technique. But its when they attack with mulitple punches over and over again I get in trouble.

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#356378 - 08/16/07 12:06 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: WhiteDragon11]
Kimo2007 Offline
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Quote:

I could try getting under the kick, but most of his side kicks are to my stomache so it would be hard to get under.





That actually doesn't matter, if you drop to the ground, you are kicking up to the groin,where he is kicking is not that relevent.

In terms of flinch, the best thing you can do is drill there are all kinds of in fighting drills you can run with a partner that will train your reflex actions.

You can never get rid of the flinch as it's related to surprise and as natural as blinking, but you can get comfortable inside where you no longer fear the unknown and don't flinch from confusion.

Hope that nakes sense.

-Kimo
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#356379 - 08/16/07 01:19 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: Kimo2007]
MattJ Offline
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you drop to the floor




Did Kimo just advocate going to the floor?!



*faints from cognitive dissonance*

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#356380 - 08/16/07 01:51 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: MattJ]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
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Yeah that made sense. What drills would you recommend?

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#356381 - 08/16/07 01:55 PM Re: Sparring Tips [Re: WhiteDragon11]
JMWcorwin Offline
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A big aspect of training out that natural flinch reaction is unfocusing your eyes. Diffused vision we call it. If you're not focused on his hands ( not really focused on any one thing ) it's much easier to ignore/block out the instinct to 'flinch'. You see everything, but focus on nothing. Again, also takes practice.
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