Block with your hands and not your face…

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When I used to box (many years ago) sometimes I would play around with the lead hand down defense.  I would use a lean and a shoulder to block or avoid incoming blows (e.g., Pernell Whitaker). I usually did this when the head trainer, Frank, would turn away for a moment. However, I would never use it in an MMA or kickboxing match.

In the latest installment of the “Iron Ring,” a show that proves I will watch anything that contains MMA, a fighter named “Boogie” keeps his hands down with disastrous consequences.   For him….


2 thoughts on “Block with your hands and not your face…

    Ricky Gamboa said:
    May 22, 2008 at 11:31 am

    i would not do that in mma as well. those small gloves are just too fast and they hit hard. one hit can leave you out cold. you should have constant head movement in MMA.

    Ndola said:
    June 19, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Ndola.

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