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Old 06-30-2010, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Advice for footwork?

Hello all, just wondering if anyone had any footwork drills and general movement tips to practice creating more fluidity, efficiency, and balance. Footwork is one of the most important aspects of the fight game, and I want to be able to move better and make sure i have the ability to get in right distance and position I can as quickly as possible. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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If you have a tiled floor (we do in our gym) i ussually find is good to stand in two rows of tile's, have your left foot in the left row with your toe touching the corner next to the right row and have your right foot 2-3 tiles behind on the other row, toe touching the corner to what would be the 3rd row so they are parrallel. Then first slow steps, left foot first if your going left/ vice versa, front foot going forward , back foot going backwards.

Then speed up your moves gradually but only when your ready. If your moving in all directions fast, try pivoting 90 degree's and see if your feet are still in the same tile ratio. But most of all, get it right first, my friend was in a close fight with his rival (3rd fight, one a peice) and they were equal on points in the last 30 seconds or so, my friends feet came together, a shot hit his gloves and sent him off balance to which he fell getting a count and a two point decution(in england you get 2 points off if you get a count.) Thus losing the fight. He was inconsoluble and has finished training now as his hearts not been in it since that loss.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #3
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Walk around in tippy toes
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:29 AM   #4
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mmmmm, I dunno really what to say cause i've never had problems with footwork. You can take up a wrestling class for balance, or if you're in high school join the team. Make sure you're doing your roadwork, gotta put in those miles to be able to dance all day. And jump rope. jump rope 30 minutes everyday. Alternate one foot at a time. then start working with only the instep (your toes and that little flat part connecting the toes). then start jumping rope twice on each foot. left left right right, etc.
If you don't run you won't have a good basis for footwork.

by the way, I can dance all day, I can dance all day.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:44 AM   #5
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I just go into the ring and move, jab....move somemore....It gves me good footwork because it gets the technique right and conditions my legs. Only do this once you have mastered the basics.
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6h7BpjKviw[/ame]

This vid will help you gain good balance and lower leg conditioning needed for learning.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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i find padwork with someone who knows what they are doing ie moving around with you giving you targets at different angles ect. Same with anything i guess like when you hit the heavy bag you should always be thinking what your feet are doing. I just find pads with a good padman one of the best things! For actual technical footwork ( not conditioning or fitness) its far more sport specific than jumping rope or running!
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:05 AM   #8
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You could write a bunch of things but the best hting to help you learn the skills is you have to spend a lot of time on your own practising. Copying those who do it best is where to start(not ali).

Even just looking in the mirror, moving around the ring pre work out. Circle the bag in proper stance in bag sessions. Never slack your feet movements. Listen to your coachs and peer comments.

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:22 PM   #9
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Id say the best thing is shadowboxing, with emphasis on footwork. Dont look at you feet but focus on being balanced at all times with the feet moving well at a set distance apart.
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