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11.07.2005

1st GJ MT Fightcamp Day #2 "Wet Noodle School of Fighting"

Extreme training teaches you a lot about yourself, it teaches you how far your real limits are while incorporating new information under stressful mental and physical conditions. I learned that I love pain, it is my friend.

Same shadowboxing warm-up with a slightly longer run today.

Elbow combinations

  • Slip and step the cross with lead snap elbow-rear knee-hook-cross
  • Slip the cross with lead body hook (upward angle lift liver)-rear knee-lead elbow-rear elbow
  • Catch (jab)-inside ducking cover* (cross)-rear downward elbow-lead snap-rear downward elbow
    *Slip to the inside with lead hand elbow pointing at partner as in straight elbow
  • Catch (jab)-parry (cross)-rear downward elbow-lead snap-rear downward elbow
  • "Judo chop" and grab neck with inside hook on elbow, return elbow


Defense

  • Straight right, slip just off angle 45o step with straight right to chin-uppercut-cross-kick
  • Straight right, slip just off angle 45o step with right shovel hook to solar plexus-uppercut-cross-kick
  • Straight right to body, low cover using elbows-outside hook rear knee-hook-cross
  • Lead body hook-uppercut-cross-hook-kick
  • Jab-knee, catch (jab) and jam knee with shin return kick
  • Thai kick, step off going in direction of kick, chop inside of leg with kick followed with cross or complimentary angle kick on thigh
  • Thai kick, pass the kick by "punching" it to the floor, for KO return kick with same leg (i.e. he throws right kick, you throw right kick) or opposite leg kick
  • Shorter than your opponent -- angles
  • Tiip interception -- fake entrance and draw kick
  • Knee defense -- use Llopis posture: extend lead hand and cover with rear hand, use lead hand to create range and fend off, insert rear hand to control neck as needed.


Reaction Drill

  • Check lead leg-two lead kicks-cross-(hook-cross)-lead knee
  • Check rear leg-two rear kicks-hook-(cross-hook)-rear knee


Conditioning Drills

  • The dictated shadowboxing replacing knees with kicks
  • Pyramid kicks 10 to 1 + 1 one side, repeat other side, knees to finish round


Oh yeah the Wet Noodle School of Fighting is part of the emphasis on relaxation in all parts of training. The more relaxed your are training the faster and more powerful your striking becomes. Plus your body will be more efficient and less prone to wear out and injury. If relaxed is your state of mind on the pads, in timing, and during sparring, you will function the same way in ring, in a self-defense situation, and in life!

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