Saturday, 1 February 2014


It’s true that basic is always best, and it is the same for combatives.  Most altercations, if they become physical, are settled with a strike, or combination of strikes, rather than some specific technique or takedown application.  In the early stages, concentrate your training on the basic strikes found in the boxing curriculum and work them to death.  During training, open your fist and your palm so you have your palm heel strikes.  Look to develop your closer range tools such as the elbows, knees and head butts.  Look in to other arts if you want to do some research, and look at knife hand and hammer strikes as well as forearm smashes and bicep pops.  All these things are taught here at Combat Ready as part of an ongoing curriculum, but many other clubs would rather throw techniques at you in place of the basics.  Remember - you need solid foundations to build a house.  Keep in mind that these strikes and constant forward pressure will get you through most of what life will throw at you. 

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