I’m sure there’s more to say but here’s what I do. I used to have the “No Pain No Gain” mentality and I’d have pain of 8/10 and keep doing going. Now my goal is to avoid unhealthy pain and really condition myself for padwork.
GUARD MANIPULATION! Over the years, as striking sports evolve, old techniques are exploited and new techniques are created. The days of simply defending with the guard are over! At least if your opponent is @lomachenkovasiliy , here we see Loma engage his opponents guard and put him on the defensive by throwing a few light straight punches into the guard, these punches serve no purpose other than to occupy his opponent. Then, when Loma sees the opportunity, he reaches into his opponents guard with the opposite glove, swipes it down in a pawing motion, and lands the opposite side hook to the opening. You can see him utilise this technique twice in a row in this series of images. Guards can be manipulated through clever combinations, feints, swiping and hand trapping, and is an extremely effective technique in modern day striking!
Big thank you to Sean for my last bit of sparring ahead of my fight Saturday!👊🔥 Sean competes in one of the toughest kickboxing tournaments in the world next weekend, good luck mate sure you will smash it!👊 Proudly sponsored by: Dundee Glass and Glazing Brrrunch Takeaway Coloured Soul SJK Scotland Limited #sponsors#boxing#boxeo#fighter#sparring#kickboxing