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Old 09-17-2009, 06:57 AM   #76
Dojo: Yoseikan Budo
Location: Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: My Experiences in Cross Training MMA with Aikido

Nice post on the jab, Kevin.

I also think it's a great idea to take up some form of striking where you actually make some contact, because nothing prepares you for getting hit, like getting hit! And if we learn to occasionally eat a jab without panic setting in, we can focus on more important issues like getting inside, setting up a throw, etc. Perhaps training our body to absorb a jab is easier and more likely than devising some fancy defense against a lightning fast, uncommitted punch?

I think it was Mike Tyson who said it best when being interviewed about his opponents plan to defeat Iron Mike: "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face".

Fortunately, there aren't too many people out there that hit like Mike Tyson.

Last edited by Stormcrow34 : 09-17-2009 at 07:01 AM.
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