Jul 3, 2007

Rodney King's Awesome Boxing Tips! + videos (not the one that got his ass beat by the police)

Rodney King/Crazy Monkey Boxing

wikipedia says:

Crazy Monkey Boxing is a unique approach to boxing priniciples meant to be
incorporated in
Mixed Martial Arts and Self-Defense. It was developed by South African martial arts coach Rodney King (not the same and no relation to Rodney King), and is taught worldwide by members of the Performance Coaching World Alliance (PCWA) and the Straight Blast Gym (SBGi).

Similar in many ways to a classic boxing "high guard," it is often first taught as a defense but can and has been used offensively by MMA fighters successfully.
The stance is very squared, with the lead leg only slightly forward. This makes it easy for the practitioner to shoot or sprawl.

There is no relation or any influence from
Monkey Kung Fu.
While the stance and posture are the most obvious elements of
Crazy Monkey, there is an indepth coaching methodology behind the delivery of
it. This method has allowed the system to be used for sport, self-defence, law
enforcement, military training or as a tool for self development.

using the CM blocks against a jab:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njPgVLPTWZk



A Simple Punching Lesson with Rodney King
Let the creator of the Crazy Monkey System give you tips to improve your punching game.


" What can you do in 30sec to enhance your jab?Here goes:

1. Always step on the Jab. Stepping on the jab enhances your power!
2. Protect your chin with your shoulder while jabbing. If there are no openings, there are no holes to counter into.
3. Keep your jab loose and relaxed until the moment of impact.Keeping relaxed and loose in the flight to the target increases speed.
4. Think of your jab as a train on tracks. Drive yourself to the opponent. Leaning over when jabbing causes lose of balance, knocks your precision out and diverts power.
5. When jabbing and moving let your jab hit the target before your foot hits the ground. When your foot hits the ground first, you lose your power to the ground!
Things You Can Do Right Now To Enhance Your Cross

1. Always step out with your lead foot, to the side when crossing. Stepping out with the lead foot on the cross enhances your power, by opening your hips. It also gives extension to your cross, so you can cover more distance!
2. Protect your chin with your shoulder while crossing. If there are no openings, there are no holes to counter into.
3. Keep your cross, loose and relaxed until the moment of impact. Keeping relaxed and loose in the flight to the target increases speed.
4. Think of your cross as a battering ram. Use your whole body, dropping the weight into the cross. Think lunge action, like you do when you execute lunges at the gym. Makes sure your back foot turns towards the target when you cross.
5. When crossing and moving use your jab to set up the cross. Don’t lead with a cross, there is just too much risk of been counterattacked! Keep Training & Train Safe

Things You Can Do Right Now To Enhance Your Lead Hook!

1. Always step out with your lead foot, to the side when hooking.Stepping out with the lead foot on the hook enhances your power; by opening your hips you give your self more arc to swing with. Added to this it places you on the outside of your opponent instead of straight in front of him, where a straight-line counter is so much easier for him to execute!
2. Protect your chin with your shoulder while hooking. If there are no openings, there are no holes to counter into. Use a horizontal fist and not a vertical fist hook. When using vertical fist hooks it is hard to protect your chin and head.
3. Keep your hook, loose and relaxed until the moment of impact.Keeping relaxed and loose in the flight to the target increases speed.
4.Remember to keep the arc of your hook as short as you can- relying on turning your hip with the hook, while moving most of your weight to the front foot. Turn your front foot in the direction of the hook as well.
5. The method I use is step, drop your back heel, raise your front heel, turn your hip and foot in the direction of the hook, keep your head facing the target (Don’t turn your head away), keep your rear hand up. Remember to pull your lead hook after execution back using the shortest distance to back to your face and back to an elbow tucked position in your stance. Lastly don’t lead with your hook,always set it up with straight-line shots where ever possible before using the hook, use your cross as the step out as well to set the hook up!"

I highly recommend going to his site, http://www.mymalife.com/
and read up, maybe even buy a video or two.

This'll be one of the best posts on this site, regardless of what style you use.
...your very welcome.
-y

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