Today we worked on doubling up attacks on the same side, in particular in setting up attacks to the body. Here are highlights of Hatton vs Castillo as mentioned in class, it highlights several examples of what we worked on. Another thing you'll see here is use of clinch with boxing, something we will be focusing on in an upcoming clinch class.
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From Coach Elton Wells: Last night we worked on mechanics of the hook. A great example in modern boxing is Nonito Donaire, a Filipino boxer who's known for his left hook. First take a look at the video below which shows his hook in slow motion from multiple angles, then take a look at this clip from Instagram from another fight in full-speed. In particular look for some of the points we worked last night.
- Hook elongates for the range, not pulled in tight.
- Hook travels in ovular trajectory, not circular.
- Arc tightens at contact point, creating acceleration (centripetal force).
- Hook follows through the target, does not stop at target.
- Ending elbow/hip position, which transfers weight into the target.
Here's a good clip of GGG finishing a fight with a descending lead hook, similar to what we worked in Saturday's class. We will be working more on these ascending/descending punch combinations in this week's classes.
Muay Thai Class 1/12/2016
Great night of Tuesday training, drilling boxing defense/counters and light sparring. #muaythai #kickboxing #boxing #mma #martialarts
Posted by Ambush Muay Thai on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Awesome Saturday training today, working on punching at ascending and descending angles, along with some old school conditioning.
Muay Thai Class 1/09/2016
Awesome Saturday training today, working on punching at ascending and descending angles, along with some old school conditioning. We will work on this more in the Thursday class this week. #muaythai #boxing #mma #martialarts #sntgtak
Posted by Ambush Muay Thai on Saturday, January 9, 2016
This finish by Robbie Lawler demonstrates a sequence that we worked in class last night, an outside slip to a lead uppercut-lead hook counter. Looking forward to seeing Lawler fight again this weekend vs Condit.
Nice finishing sequence from Tim Bradley. In particular note a concept we've been working in class recently, doubling up punches with the same hand at different levels'angles, Here it's double lead hand low-high, followed by double rear hand low-high. We will work on this more in class tonight.
Finish from Bradley vs Rios
Tonight we worked more on lead hooks to the body and different ways of setting it up. Here's the video that we watched in class of boxer Mickey Ward, watch for several examples of one of the combinations that we worked tonight and one of his favorite combination, doubling up with the 3 (high)-3 (low).
Also check out this other video at 3:21 to see Ricky demonstrate a variation of the slide/pivot body hook setup that we worked at the end of class.
Nonito Donaire is another great boxer who is known for having an incredible lead hook. This video is a good demonstration of it, super slow motion from multiple angles. Again look for the mechanics that we worked in class this week, including the elbow follow-through, shift in weight, and trajectory.
Felix Trinidad was a great boxer who was known for having a monstrous lead hook. Watch the hooks that he throws in this highlight and keep an eye out for the mechanics we worked in class tonight, including the arc throughout the punch, the elbow follow-through, and the trajectory toward the opposite shoulder.