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Old 06-29-2011, 10:02 AM   #10
P.4.P.G.O.A.T.
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Default Re: Covering up During Sparring

Thanks for posting. I had this problem for a long time. I think part of the problem is just being afraid to get hit which many guys experience in sparring. My trainer used to spend rounds with my back to the corner - he would attack and try to keep me there. It did two things - one, got me comfortable with getting hit and two, taught me how to block, pick off, and parry punches. Most importantly I learned to parry, step, pivot, and counter - which is a technique I use all the time now especially with guys who apply a lot of pressure.
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