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Old 08-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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I remember the 2nd time I ever sparred I got hit with a clean left hook that rattled my brain. Like a month ago I got hit with a lot of clean jabs/straights/hooks in one session. I didn't really feel anything while sparring but right after I felt kind of out of it and spacey. Had a black eye the next day too. While sparring one of the newer guys at my gym yesterday, I hit him with a clean left hook and he just kind of froze on the spot and looked a bit dazed. I ended up accidentally giving him a bloody nose like 30 sec after that too. The thing is, I didn't get hit with full power the times I got dazed, and I didn't hit the guy full power when he got dazed/a bloody nose.

With my 1st bout coming up in a couple months, I'm starting to wonder how my body would react if I were to get hit by a really hard shot for the first time. Can you "train" yourself to take punches, as in the more you get hit the better you'll be at taking them? As stupid as it sounds, should I practice getting hit with some hard punches to prepare myself? Or is this something I shouldn't even be concerned with? I obviously don't plan on getting hit hard in the match, but I know anything can happen.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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hard hit happens when you don`t know that it is coming so you cant prepare your body for it.. if you say to someone:"Punch me as hard as you can." ; you would probably naturally prepare your body for it, and it would have smaller effect than same punch when you don`t know that it is coming. so, defense is the key, work on it and work on your awareness (to know where you are open and when and what punch to expect from opponent).
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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try strengthening your neck some to help absorb the blow. Football players also do it to prevent concussions.

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Tyson had a 20 inch neck
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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Thanks. What I'm most worried about is how my chin will hold up to hard punch. I know KO's are rare in amateur bouts, but the thought of getting knocked down/knocked out still looms in the back of my mind.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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try strengthening your neck some to help absorb the blow. Football players also do it to prevent concussions.

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that sorta reminds me of ronda rousey's neck, back during her judo competition days.

I wonder if 'thick neck' = 'beast'
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Sparring, I've read 2/3 times a week and if you spar hard, I guess twice is enough.

I think the mentality of the boxer makes a difference in how well he or she takes a shot...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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What a ****in beast..........

As the lads have already said work on strengthening your neck and also your core. But don't go nuts over time as you develop in the sport you'll slowly become stronger and more conditoned as well as more adept and "comfortable" with taking punches.

However, beware glass jaws do exsist!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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I remember the 2nd time I ever sparred I got hit with a clean left hook that rattled my brain. Like a month ago I got hit with a lot of clean jabs/straights/hooks in one session. I didn't really feel anything while sparring but right after I felt kind of out of it and spacey. Had a black eye the next day too. While sparring one of the newer guys at my gym yesterday, I hit him with a clean left hook and he just kind of froze on the spot and looked a bit dazed. I ended up accidentally giving him a bloody nose like 30 sec after that too. The thing is, I didn't get hit with full power the times I got dazed, and I didn't hit the guy full power when he got dazed/a bloody nose.



With my 1st bout coming up in a couple months, I'm starting to wonder how my body would react if I were to get hit by a really hard shot for the first time. Can you "train" yourself to take punches, as in the more you get hit the better you'll be at taking them? As stupid as it sounds, should I practice getting hit with some hard punches to prepare myself? Or is this something I shouldn't even be concerned with? I obviously don't plan on getting hit hard in the match, but I know anything can happen.


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definately dont go to the gym lookin to be hit hard in the head to prepare youself.. it wont help and could end up with u being hurt before u even make it to your first bout!

just do like others have said work on bein in good shape and bettering your defense and with tim eand experience you'll be more confident in takin the pucnhes if they land..

maybe a few punches to the body to help harden your abs but not in the head. Avoid takin any punishment to the head like herpes!
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:08 AM   #9
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Like what many posters said , most of the punches that are gonna daze you/knock you out/down are the ones you can't see coming, unless the other dude is a real hard hitter.

So you can try staying alert while sparring, look out for the punches and even if you fail to slip them, it's gonna have lesser impact then if you don't see it coming.

Also keep your hands up as a defense, use your hands to block/ parry the punches to reduce the impact if you don't have a good slip/weave.

And thicken the neck with neck exercises, they gonna help prevent your head from getting snapped back ( i have a long neck so my head snaps easily LOL, got to work on that... )
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