Shana Moore wrote:
[quote="AAAhmed46]You can move away from it, or you can "Wave" to it. [...]It teaches 'rolling' with the punches. You can also use it to get a hold of a limb,[...]Moving with the strike gives you a choice to train one of two things: Body toughening and mental toughening or a form of evasion. If you take the strike, your conditioning. If you don't, your moving with it and avoid getting hit.
Thanks Adam, that makes sense. I can grasp the basics of this mentally, but I think, as you imply, it takes a lot of partner work. Cool stuff!
[quote="AAAhmed46]I find for sparring/fighting bag and pad work help more for not gassing in an exchange, while the running is overall good for you, and great for footwork. Basically stamina while using movement(Does this make sense?)
I had a boxing coach(www.realselfdefensecenter.com
) say that stamina for exchanges and grappling isn't as areobic as footwork.
What do you guys say?[/quote]
Is it that exchanges and grappling involve conscious targeted thought as well as action, whereas basic cardio can sometimes be a mindless or mind unconnected activity? So doing bag work, etc. builds in that physical-mental stamina instead of just "doing it"?
Yep, lots of partner work.
As for stamina, let me put it like this:
Sparring consists of striking at your opponents, as well as moving around. When it comes to movement, such as moving toward, away from, to the side or around your opponent, i find running really helps alot. Running resembles it enough to improve just how long you can move around.
But when it comes for actually punching, kicking, exchanges, it's either aneorobic or just different, but i find hitting the bag and padwork help more. Maybe just because it's similar to the actual activity or something else.
Ive seen guys who have run triathlons gas within five minutes of boxing and wrestling.
Ive seen an amateur boxer gas within minutes of BJJ.
....keep in mind, i could also be horribly horribly wrong about this.