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post Nov 20 2009, 06:27 PM
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Hasnt been a post in this section for a whie...PR, JohnnyBlaze
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post Nov 23 2009, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Nov 23 2009, 09:51 AM) *
I've been changing a lot of things..Like I said before,I changed my whole style almost a year ago..My footwork is really really good..I can't believe how much balance I didn't have before compared to now..I watch and study a lot of Joe Louis and Ray Robinson's feet to help me see what I'll end up like after continuing to improve them..If you're curious,watch how their feet never come off the ground when they move while in range..They pick their heels up and slide off the instep and ball of their foot..That's how they were able to throw punches while moving in any direction and throwing while on the move..

I've been hitting a lot harder through my technique with my straight right and overhand right and left hook..I should start sparring again in 6 weeks and have a fight 6 weeks after that to get me ready for the gloves..My jab has also come a long way and is harder to see since I don't give guys a visual of my shoulder and don't pick my elbow out..

A lot has changed and a lot still needs to improve..To get fully relaxed with your punches can take a really long time after thinking about it..When fully relaxed,you should be able to throw like 500 jabs without feeling it in your shoulder and not feeling tired..When you are tense with your punches or try to kill the bag/mit with a punch,you don't throw nearly as hard..It's taken me awhile for my body to fully trust that even though my mind does..

What about you Big G??



QUOTE (BigG @ Nov 24 2009, 02:26 AM) *
Hey man I got a fight coming up in a few days. I'm fighting a bit higher than my normal weight...


I figured I could ask you both this question then.

What are some exercises or routines I can do to improve my footwork??...

I think my form and execution on punches has gotten alot better but the balance and smooth movement with the feet is not quite there yet. What do you guys recommend?
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post Nov 24 2009, 06:50 AM
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QUOTE (PR316 @ Nov 23 2009, 10:59 PM) *
I figured I could ask you both this question then.

What are some exercises or routines I can do to improve my footwork??...

I think my form and execution on punches has gotten alot better but the balance and smooth movement with the feet is not quite there yet. What do you guys recommend?

Well,let me know what kind of footwork you actually use and I'll let you know..As I said in my post,I slide on the ball of my feet and fight out of a semi-crouch to stay 100% balanced(exactly like Joe Louis and Robinson)..As ya already know a semi crouch is being slightly bent from the belly,not the knees..

Do you walk,bounce,or slide with your footwork??I slide..Through sliding,when I move my front or back foot,my other foot will slide right into place if I am sliding on the ball of my foot..It has taken me 8 months to get really good with my footwork since it IS the hardest footwork to learn..I used to work 10-12 rounds a day on it,then 8,and now I'm doing 6 rounds of pure footwork..Watch Ray Robinson or Joe Louis' feet strictly and you'll see the type of movement I do..

Fitz,how often are you training these days??I train 5 days a week these days for 3-4 hours in the gym,not including my roadwork and a few other things..What Fitz was talking about with the rope,I have seen others doing this..It helps show you keep the distance between your feet..I bet Fitz is a walker with his footwork..If you also walk,this is a good exercise to do..Like I said,it all depends on the type of footwork you use..If you bounce,the rope won't help much..If you slide,the rope isn't necessary because it's completely natural for your other foot to gauge proper distance without even thinking about it if you're on the ball(not balls) of your foot..

Also,Fitz is right about that you should work your footwork without punches at first..I don't throw any punches when working my footwork at the very beginning of my training..Once you get your feet the way they should be,you don't need to keep working on them since you should of gotten the hard work outta the way through thinking it to get muscle memory..

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- BigG   Whats up with your boxing guys   Nov 20 2009, 06:27 PM
- - PR316   Well for me its a hobby. I only started to learn...   Nov 22 2009, 09:03 PM
- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (BigG @ Nov 20 2009, 06:27 PM) Hasn...   Nov 23 2009, 03:51 AM
- - BigG   QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Nov 23 2009, 08:51 AM...   Nov 23 2009, 08:26 PM
|- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (BigG @ Nov 23 2009, 08:26 PM) Hey ...   Nov 24 2009, 06:56 AM
- - PR316   QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Nov 23 2009, 09:51 AM...   Nov 23 2009, 10:59 PM
|- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (PR316 @ Nov 23 2009, 10:59 PM) I f...   Nov 24 2009, 06:50 AM
|- - PR316   QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Nov 24 2009, 11:50 AM...   Nov 24 2009, 09:49 AM
- - BigG   Hey Johnny I lost my fight...1st loss..damn.. My o...   Nov 28 2009, 10:08 PM
|- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (BigG @ Nov 28 2009, 11:08 PM) Hey ...   Dec 1 2009, 05:01 AM
- - BigG   Johnny what happened was when I was I tried to box...   Dec 1 2009, 07:01 AM
- - BigG   QUOTE (PR316 @ Nov 24 2009, 04:59 AM) I f...   Dec 19 2009, 04:56 AM
|- - PR316   QUOTE (BigG @ Dec 19 2009, 09:56 AM) Some...   Apr 29 2010, 11:47 AM
- - KookedKrack   QUOTE (BigG @ Dec 1 2009, 08:01 AM) Johnn...   Dec 19 2009, 06:59 AM
- - BigG   Ugh the thing is I just lost cuz I was out of shap...   Dec 19 2009, 01:52 PM
- - JonnyBlaze   Just had my first spar back in 9 months and did re...   Dec 20 2009, 05:18 AM
- - BigG   Im fighting again soon..I made some switches to my...   Jun 22 2010, 05:44 AM
|- - King Eugene   QUOTE (BigG @ Jun 22 2010, 06:44 AM) Im f...   Jun 23 2010, 02:43 AM
- - BigG   155...I feel like this is the best weight for me.   Jun 23 2010, 06:29 AM
|- - King Eugene   QUOTE (BigG @ Jun 23 2010, 07:29 AM) 155....   Jun 25 2010, 01:44 AM
- - ROLL DEEP   We need video's!!!!!   Jun 25 2010, 09:41 AM
- - BigG   QUOTE (King Eugene @ Jun 25 2010, 06:44 A...   Jun 27 2010, 04:25 AM
- - JonnyBlaze   I'm out for awhile and have been..First,parasi...   Aug 16 2010, 09:42 PM
|- - PR316   QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Aug 16 2010, 10:42 PM...   Aug 16 2010, 11:22 PM
- - King Eugene   First fight in January at 165. No official date y...   Oct 12 2010, 06:44 AM
|- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (King Eugene @ Oct 12 2010, 06:44 A...   Oct 12 2010, 02:43 PM
|- - King Eugene   QUOTE (JonnyBlaze @ Oct 12 2010, 03:43 PM...   Oct 14 2010, 12:11 AM
- - Fitz   QUOTE (King Eugene @ Oct 12 2010, 10:44 P...   Oct 14 2010, 01:18 AM
- - JonnyBlaze   QUOTE (Fitz @ Oct 14 2010, 01:18 AM) Nice...   Oct 14 2010, 07:31 PM


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