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How To Make Tucking Your Chin A Habit

Always keep your chin down when training, fighting etc. Tuck that shit! Make it a habit, practice it. DRILL: Get yourself a golf ball, tennis ball etc. (experiment with different types of balls- no pun intended) Put it under your chin and shadow box, kick box etc. If the ball drops it means you’re lifting […]

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How To Get Maximum Power By Relaxing!

Try to stay loose when sparring, training, fighting etc.Stay as relaxed as possible and when you need to explode, flex every muscle in your body for maximum power.When flexing, clench your fist, brace your abs as if your preparing to take a punch and squeeze your glutes as though you want to hold a coin […]

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How To Know Which Part Of The Hand to Strike With

Q: Palm strike Vs closed fist? Which is better?A: I love Firaz Zahabi’s take on it.It’s not about which is better, it’s a matter of structure.So, at the point of impact, the object with a stronger structure will break the weaker one. So, if your ankle hits my shin, my shin will win. Likewise, if […]

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The Stupidest Way To Kick!

Q: Should i kick with my instep?A: Short answer, No! (unless of course, you want to break your foot!)Honestly, all sarcasm aside, the only benefit I can think of is the greater distance covered when hitting with the instep with a kick like a roundhouse. Its just not worth it in my opinion.Here’s why: Your […]

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Grappling Drill: How To Improve Your Shot, Sprawl & Hand Techniques With 2 sticks!

​For some reason, this seems to be a controversial drill in thata lot of people are asking “why not just use a partner?” Here’s my take on it. This is simply a drill. Its an attribute builder. In other words,it doesn’t replace a partner or live sparring/ grappling etc. Personally I really like this drill as I feel […]

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