when I slip punches I always end up with my head on the wrong side. Fortunetly I havent been smashed because of it yet. but how can I make sure my head is on the outside?? obviously practise but is there anything else.
its just a trained flinch reflex off a punch. the only way its going to work mate is to constantley train "jabbing and blocking" until it becomes second nature.
If you need a friend, get a dog !
Is it worth practicing with a slip rope aswell?
Make your pad man throw punches at you between combinations so you can slip them. But hard and fast shots at the face, no point in getting clipped all the time and shrugging it off as it wasnt full force so your okay. You should just get out of the way and over time it'l become instinctive.
It's a long bit of string/rope which you can tie at opposite ends of a cage (or two different poles or suitable supports) and you slip underneath it, static, standing still whatever.
Couple of vids on youtube i think......
..................probably more if you search.
This ones probably a better one, gives more instruction..........
Last edited by clarky14; 23-02-2010 at 05:49 PM. Reason: add links
Slipping inside is as useful a skill as slipping outside. Slipping outside i find works better with a pivot
Asin pivoting to wind up a hook?
I found lots of focus pads helped me with this alot