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RadnerBearman (0)

3/26/2017 1:50 PM

Even though I am a trained and experienced boxer I don't profess to be an expert, but I know what works and what dosent work so I tell all of these young boxers and kickboxers to be in the best shape you can be in. Your going to miss blocks and whatever you mis you will have to be able to take. You might be taking a serise if HARD punches to the body. So being as hard as possible is to your advantage. This takes some time to acheive. You can do it and it will pay off in the long run

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blueorca (5)

7/21/2016 11:58 AM

Hi FighterGuyy
What's your experience of meeting with newbies?

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SileX (180 )

7/21/2016 12:44 PM

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Mostly good experience. :) We all started as newbies at some point. There are two things I watch out for: newbies who are too eager and newbies who are too timid.

Too eager means he wants to win too much, something that is low on my personal list of priorities. These guys sometimes hesitate too long before they tap in a hold. To counteract this I usually warn them that a submission is coming soon and apply the hold slowly so they have time to decide. Eager guy can also be a danger to me because they can accidentally hit you or poke you in the eye, etc. Not intentionally per se, but it's still something I look out for. If I sense the guy is getting too agitated, I propose we take a break.

Too timid guys just need more encouragement. I offer to practice holds or something light at first. It's like a gateway drug. :)

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blueorca (5)

7/21/2016 8:24 PM

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Yeah, need to find the balance between safety and being challenged in a fun way

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metuck12 (62)

7/21/2016 2:20 PM

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Yes, practising holds is a good way too start. For me it was not just learning how to put a hold on but also how far/hard to put ion pressure so it makes him tap but not cause injuries.

Being put in the holds actually helped a lot as I was kinda worried about how much it may hurt, the type of pain and where. Turned out to be no big deal - hurts, but goes away quickly and guys are good at letting go when you tap.

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SileX (180 )

7/21/2016 10:07 AM

Hi newbies,

I was invited to this group to help out and answer questions.
I don't claim to be an expert on all things training, but I have some experience and maybe there are some things I can help with. So ask away!

– FighterGuyy

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