31 Jul 2006 18:35:37
Rabid Weasel
WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking

Weekly On Topic Thread (WOTT):

This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
Punching/Kicking.

So what are the drills for punching that you think every newbie should
learn and love?

What are the drills for kicking that every newbie should do over and over
until they think you're satan?

Peace favor your sword (IH),
Kirk


31 Jul 2006 16:08:19
Herbert Cannon
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking



>
> This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
> Punching/Kicking.

For punching start with straight jab and the straight right.




31 Jul 2006 20:27:45
Herbert Cannon
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking


> What are the drills for kicking that every newbie should do over and over
> until they think you're satan?

First concentrate on the front snap kick. It is powerful, swift, and can
even be done as high kick by old guys. Point your knee and the kick hits
there. It is the kick that will stay in your armoury the longest. I am not a
fan of the other kicks unless delivered low.




01 Aug 2006 03:48:53
Greendistantstar
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking


"Herbert Cannon" <hcannon18@cox.net > wrote in message
news:7juzg.72531$fG3.22581@dukeread09...
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>
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>> This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
>> Punching/Kicking.
>
> For punching start with straight jab and the straight right.

Herb is correct. Also absolutely critical is where you position your
non-punching hand as you punch. The non-punching hand should stay 'in guard'
and return there after every punch, with few exceptions. Most newbies will
tend to drop their hands. To them I say, if it feels like you have your
hands up too high, you're probably in the right position.

GDS




01 Aug 2006 12:32:09
Rabid Weasel
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:08:19 -0500, Herbert Cannon wrote:

>
>
>>
>> This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
>> Punching/Kicking.
>
> For punching start with straight jab and the straight right.

What drills do you recommend to train these?

Peace favor your sword (IH),
Kirk


01 Aug 2006 05:39:51
T.the.Magnificent@gmail.com
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking


Rabid Weasel wrote:
> Weekly On Topic Thread (WOTT):
>
> This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
> Punching/Kicking.
>
> So what are the drills for punching that you think every newbie should
> learn and love?

Hit the heavy bag, maul the medicine ball, double leg the tackling
dummy.
>
> What are the drills for kicking that every newbie should do over and over
> until they think you're satan?

Thai pads, alternating knees from the clinch.



01 Aug 2006 09:45:12
Herbert Cannon
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking


"Rabid Weasel" <lawson@NO29820SPAM+dayton.net > wrote in message
news:pan.2006.08.01.12.25.51.977655@NO29820SPAM+dayton.net...
> On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:08:19 -0500, Herbert Cannon wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> This installment in the Essential Drills series: Striking -
>>> Punching/Kicking.
>>
>> For punching start with straight jab and the straight right.
>
> What drills do you recommend to train these?
>
Heavy bag first. Develop the power and technique. Keep hands up especially
as you get tired. Maybe pads second and then moving bags.




01 Aug 2006 16:28:20
pp
Re: WOTT - Essential Drills - Striking; Punching/Kicking

> Thai pads, alternating knees from the clinch.

Thai pads are great to develop power and when you are mixing punches
and kicks but if you are just training hands, focus mitts are better.
They develop accuracy in addition of power and allow the coach to move
faster so he can tag the student when he drops his guard.

-pp