Freeze demonstrations of techniques don’t work

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Freeze demonstrations of the techniques do not work.

During the execution of exercises and techniques, the suspended, firm, immovable, seamless and fluid arms are a mess. and that’s the wrong way to do the exercises and especially to learn.

Often you are seen doing technical exercises with the training partner with the shots that remain as suspended in the air, in a static position, no No NO !!!! you can not see this in 2019.

It’s a common mistake, typical but that’s totally wrong because you’re doing something that will NEVER work.

What you need to do is just slow down but leaving the continuity and fluidity real and as you learn the technique you increase the speed until you bring it to real speed and finally put the power, clearly with a focus on safety through the right protections.

Martial arts, combat sports, etc. they have had a strong evolution in terms of methodological knowledge for attribute development and technical study, allowing for a more reality-oriented approach.

This work clearly calls into question a lot of the work you’ve done for years whether you’re a teacher or a student also because the closed doors of many schools churning out samples and pro gyms allowed you to peek and this was enlightening because it has allowed to see different methodologies but also with many common aspects.

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A small parenthesis

Today it is not difficult to see athletes train, peek inside gyms around the world, see masters of level explain techniques and exercises, it is no longer like a time although I have to tell you that they are details to grasp, they are peeks through the keyhole because the doors are always closed as they used to be, but those small details in the hands of competent people are enlightening or confirm methodologies and educational approaches.

The methodologies used with athletes and the work done even if calibrated for the same athlete is a bit the “secret” of how they work on the development of attributes or how they prepare matches when it comes to combat sports.

An example, when you see how Floyd Mayweather Jr. works on the sack. it doesn’t mean that he always really doesthat, he only makes a way see how he uses it doesn’t mean he does it that way!

So it’s not that you can copy without understanding why they can’t reveal their working method because it represents the know-how of the team and the athlete.

All this is great if you know how to take the opportunity.


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FILE PHOTO – Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. hits a heavy bag during a workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus


If you can’t do the technique even in continuous slow motion, insist, but do not divide it too much in step because if you have to do a technique on the jab and cross with steps and dodges you have to do it in that context without unpacking it too much because you have to keep the timing condition real.

Do not change the timing of the blows, it slows down but always continuously because otherwise you get used to doing something that is not how it works with the consequent inability to perform techniques in reality.

After the execution succeeds at real speed also begins to increase the power.

Attention! Use the right protections, always work safely.

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The change of context

After you have mastered the technique performed at real speed you have to put the exercise in a different context,not predetermined, where you have to insert the exercise studied but not with the predetermined sequence to learn to recognize the correct input that starts the technique, so you do not feel uncoordinated and awkward.

Why this?

Because what you have studied never comes in that order but it is like a piece inserted at the right time to fit perfectly but the sequence is not always the same and for this you need to work to recognize/feel/perceive/guess that moment.

I assure you it is not simple the real work is there!

What you need to understand is that when you study a technique and combinations, etc. there has just begun work.

The road to actually apply it is very challenging and needs specific work that usually no one explains to you.

Stay Tuned!

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Written by Andrea

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