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g0tcha
09-22-2009, 08:46 PM
just got off of a nasty cold and decided to finally get a shadowboxing vid up. Its been a while and i didnt even get to review it after i recorded hah because i was in a rush to just get it up and get out the door. any comments and suggestions please post up. Thanks all. im posting it right when it uploads so if it doesnt show up for a min or 2 youtube hasnt approved it yet.

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yeh im a little square lol i know but so is rjj but oh well.

Stoppage
09-22-2009, 09:02 PM
Pretty good. You seem like a fighter who keeps his defense very tight.

Btw, what's your height/weight?

We want Floyd
09-22-2009, 09:12 PM
just got off of a nasty cold and decided to finally get a shadowboxing vid up. Its been a while and i didnt even get to review it after i recorded hah because i was in a rush to just get it up and get out the door. any comments and suggestions please post up. Thanks all. im posting it right when it uploads so if it doesnt show up for a min or 2 youtube hasnt approved it yet.

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yeh im a little square lol i know but so is rjj but oh well.I'd consider you someone in-between a beginner-intermediate level boxer, if not a full-blown intermediate level experience.

BTW, Do you have any fights under your belt already? The only way we'll see how much you've picked up is seeing you in a sparring session or an actual bout.

g0tcha
09-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Thx for replies. I'm actually headin to a call back interview tomorrow so hopefully I get that job and I'm financially in a better situation. Im going to get my ass in a real gym after that and get some much needed training from qualified trainers. Hopefully can get some smokers/sparring/amateur fights. I'll most def get some sparring vids up here when I ge there. Thanks again.

I'm 5'7/8 145-150 about 10-13%bf put on 5-10lbs of muscle in the passed 3 months.

Alexandros
09-22-2009, 10:01 PM
u need to extend the jab a bit straiten it and do u shadow box a bit faster dont 4get to bob and weave. :D

K Larsen
09-22-2009, 10:23 PM
Hahaha, hey you actually reminded me a bit of tyson when he used to shadow box. You watch alot of his videos?

g0tcha
09-22-2009, 10:32 PM
yeah i watch a lot of training vids and fighting vids and thats how i pickup stuff. i take different tools from different fighters and try and learn and make it my into my own type of punch or movement. like the combo tyson throws. a right hook to the body from mid to inside range and then a right uppercut. a lot of fighters tend to do it slow or just throw either or when if done in combo would land effectively. the style i fight with is the techniques and tools that ive picked up from other fighters and i put them together along with some basics to makeup what i like to do.

austinlarg
09-26-2009, 04:09 AM
Just watched some of it. Heres a few things.

You always move to your left after a combo. Switch it up. Also, those cute little uppercut flurries you throw look nice but do nothing when you actually spar. Shadowbox like your actually boxing. Think of what you would really throw...not what looks cute to everyone.

g0tcha
09-26-2009, 05:37 AM
lol cute. i like that hah. ive used it sparring before but obviously it wont look exactly like that because of gloves and movement but i throw it with footwork moving forward after a quick setup with a jab or so and finish with a hook up top. Kinda how sugar ray leonard throws his shoeshine. he's one of the only boxers ive seen really use it effectively in the ring. appreciate the tips and comments but that was a little over a round of shadowboxing not multiple. that was just a doing whatever. i was moving my feet slipping bobbing and weaving circling out and countering. didnt really plan on looking like the pro boxer that ofcourse everyone knows that i am hah. thanks again all for the comments and input.

BennyST
09-26-2009, 06:11 AM
Hey man, good stuff. As you already know, try and get to a gym and get some training, but one thing you should fix now is this: When you are throwing your uppercut, you are bringing your chin to the side and up into the air with it. If you throw your right uppercut and some counters over the top with their right it is absolutely lights out for you mate. Same with the left hand.

Break that habit now. :fing02:

Every punch you throw, try to bring your chin down, not to the side or up. Especially with an uppercut because they can be quite easy to counter if you are not right up inside.

Also, try to keep moving your feet continuously. Don't move a little, throw a combo, then stop and relax and get set again. Remember that you shadowbox like you fight.

g0tcha
09-26-2009, 06:29 AM
ill keep that in mind about circling the other way heh. its just natural to circle out that way circling away from an orthodox fighters power. plus i didnt feel like moving the car outta the garage :). next vid i get up ill put more thought into cuz most of these vids im just bored and just do whatever on the spot. dont really make it a real training session.

bernardotelo
09-26-2009, 09:47 AM
dude..no disrespect but you suck...

Don Flamenco
09-28-2009, 12:51 AM
You tend to hop backwards, I'm thinking this is a habit, after your combinations. Try to stay right there cause in a real fight after a combination, your opponent will pick that up and you'll let him able to counter with his own.

peewee1460
09-28-2009, 01:20 AM
get in a gym with a certified trainer

g0tcha
09-28-2009, 01:51 AM
get in a gym with a certified trainer

for sure man.

MikeT86
09-28-2009, 02:04 AM
Not to be rude but your Jab is really awful and you need to get more on point. Then again two weeks with a real trainer could change it all so much this video will just be funny to you. Good luck have fun and all that jazz.

g0tcha
09-28-2009, 02:29 AM
Not to be rude but your Jab is really awful and you need to get more on point. Then again two weeks with a real trainer could change it all so much this video will just be funny to you. Good luck have fun and all that jazz.

was it cuz i threw an easy jab? i know i dont chicken wing or jab at the elbow or **** back b4 it comes out. shadowboxing doesnt have to be 100% in the fight 100% of the time. its also about getting movement as well. you dont learn to throw punches at full speed right off the bat. every fighter ive seen shadowboxing will always throw a few punches just out there for the movement in itself and not because its supposed to be like a "real" fight. but thanks for comments.

Alexandros
09-28-2009, 02:51 AM
when u throw jab it must be straight.. yours i saw is bent work on dat son.

g0tcha
09-28-2009, 03:13 AM
when u throw jab it must be straight.. yours i saw is bent work on dat son.

just re watched it lol and yeah i am bending a little probably emphasizing the act of not trying to hyperextend my arm lol. ive dont that a few times and it doesnt feel good. if youve seen my bag vids my jabs are out there. thanks bro

supRa
09-29-2009, 12:35 AM
good stuff man...

MikeT86
09-29-2009, 12:54 AM
was it cuz i threw an easy jab? i know i dont chicken wing or jab at the elbow or **** back b4 it comes out. shadowboxing doesnt have to be 100% in the fight 100% of the time. its also about getting movement as well. you dont learn to throw punches at full speed right off the bat. every fighter ive seen shadowboxing will always throw a few punches just out there for the movement in itself and not because its supposed to be like a "real" fight. but thanks for comments.

What I look for from a jab is that it's fired straight from under your chin kinda looked like you pawed it out there some. Just watch that it's a bad habit to get into and you need a good jab (everyone does). But don't worry too much a good trainer will fix that **** in a lesson and just make you practice it right from then out.

sammiza567
09-29-2009, 03:45 PM
you need to work on your fundamentals more. like properly pivoting, keeping your elbows in, keeping a more narrow frame, rotating from your hips, to your core, to your shoulder.

g0tcha
09-29-2009, 05:08 PM
dont know if we were watching the same vid but i dont think i could purposely throw arm punches even if i wanted to. i always pivot and below to produce the power upstairs. the only way to produce significant power is to start from below. as far as keeping elbows in the couldnt be more in unless im trying to turtle and completely block a flurry. thanks again for the imput.

xxMidgetxx
09-29-2009, 05:57 PM
I myself need to get in a gym. But great job juss get in some bob and weaves.

Alexandros
09-30-2009, 04:45 AM
I myself need to get in a gym. But great job juss get in some bob and weaves.

before u say something make sure u know wat u saying u know, coz u dont even know how bob and weave your self.

-EAGLE-
09-30-2009, 06:57 AM
You're throwing them punches to soft; start slow and after a minute go faster; it looks good; good luck!

Oriachim
10-02-2009, 03:28 PM
hm you seem better than most people who post shadow boxing videos but lets be honest, they got no technique and just act like RJJ. You seem to have a nice head defence and better technique but if I was sparring you, i'd go particuly for your body as you look quite vunerble to the body, and your punches are quite slow, I dunno did you do it slow on purpose to improve your technique? if not then your gonna get blocked/parried all night. take care.

g0tcha
10-02-2009, 05:40 PM
yeah i didnt really go full speed 100%. theres bursts of speed but never really went all out. it was really just for movement/technique purposes. just to get the feel of it and go through the motions. probably 3:20-3:27 was around 80% ish for that particular combos speed but it also differs because i dont have my 16oz gloves on hah. im usually pretty good at keeping my elbows in for body shots and i twist or turtle when ive had people go down the middleto the gut. my it just looks as though my flaring my eblows but they are relaxed with a little bit of me pressing them against my ribs without being tense about it. if youve been in the gym for a while im sure youd have your way with me lol but im sure id be able to pay you back 1 for every 5+ you land on me hah! im still keeping my options open and trying to get to a gym for some real supervised training and sparring. ive only had the opportunity to spar with friends a few times that train muay thai and boxing at gyms around here. thanks for comment.

Chr0nic
10-02-2009, 06:35 PM
hm you seem better than most people who post shadow boxing videos but lets be honest, they got no technique and just act like RJJ. You seem to have a nice head defence and better technique but if I was sparring you, i'd go particuly for your body as you look quite vunerble to the body, and your punches are quite slow, I dunno did you do it slow on purpose to improve your technique? if not then your gonna get blocked/parried all night. take care.
lets see a vid of someone shadowboxing like roy jones

g0tcha
10-02-2009, 06:40 PM
hahaha. i dont think i have actually ever seen a vid of roy jones shadowboxing =_=. ive seen him doing his routine that he does to music like on 24/7 when he has some other guys doing the exact same routine but i dont think i have seen him ever really shadowbox. hmm....

Bushidō
10-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Looked good. Looks a hell of a lot smoother than me haha

Oriachim
10-02-2009, 08:29 PM
lets see a vid of someone shadowboxing like roy jones

maybe I should of said "RJJ wannabe" not literally like RJJ. Look up Hinduw, he was the worst one for it, hands down, punching hooks on the bag constantly instead of jabbing, then he claimed it wasn't really him lol.

xxMidgetxx
10-02-2009, 08:38 PM
before u say something make sure u know wat u saying u know, coz u dont even know how bob and weave your self.
This kid still on my balls.

pk500
10-02-2009, 10:45 PM
Nice movement, much better than my big azz. :) But your jab needs more extension, more snap. It almost looks like a lazy hook now.

Nice vid! Keep 'em coming. Good luck.

zelley
10-03-2009, 03:34 AM
First tip - get a mirror and practice in front of the mirror

What you see is what your opponent will see.

When you were shadow boxing did you visualize an opponent in front of you
that also tossed a few punches, as I did not see you block or slip any imaginary
punches and throw counter-punches.

It would be nice to point out the good points, but as an analyst for your
imaginary opponent, one of the key counterpunches that i would recommend
the "shadow" toss your way is a tight left hook. Also, I would have an opponent
use a left hook in an offensive series of combinations after a left and right, or
a lead jab and a fake right.

But back to basics, footwork needs to be worked on, in some cases you are sliding both feet, and in other cases standing flat footed.

In many cases, after a series of moves, you are bringing your both fists together in
front of you, this would leave you open for a fast left lead against your hands/gloves
followed by a power right hand and a left hook.

For body punching, you are not punching with your body but pushing out your arms
towards the body, but leaving your head wide open.

Recommendation:

Get a mirror
Work on style and positioning of the feet
Punch with the body not the arms.
Work on footwork and effective movement
Study body punching and practice on the heavy bag
-straight left to the body
-right to the heart or solar plexus area
short tight fast left hook to the liver region of the body.

Re-focus on the left jab where the jab, the body and the feet are moving like a well
oiled machine, that is all parts working together, also work on the double and triple lefts

I hope some of these points provide you with a shadow boxing training plan
- think Willie Pep & Sugar Ray Robinson and try to copy them in ring movement
and punching technique.

g0tcha
10-03-2009, 07:14 AM
When you were shadow boxing did you visualize an opponent in front of you
that also tossed a few punches, as I did not see you block or slip any imaginary
punches and throw counter-punches.


First thing i did at 15 seconds is throw a slip jab. 2:23-2:30 im pretty sure unless a "pro trainer" would call that something else that i threw a counter jab as i back peddled, i slipped under and then blocked a right and left just for a few examples.


But back to basics, footwork needs to be worked on, in some cases you are sliding both feet, and in other cases standing flat footed.



It may appear that i punch flat footed but it would be very difficult for me to stay flat footed especially when im shuffling or throw combos because of the pivoting. my weight is always majority of the time shifted on the balls of my feet.

In many cases, after a series of moves, you are bringing your both fists together in
front of you, this would leave you open for a fast left lead against your hands/gloves
followed by a power right hand and a left hook.


im resetting and im moving away from my opponent. who in their right minds would do that inside or even mid range from an opponent. if you watch any pro fight and you watch either of them step back and reset they will majority of the time drop their hands at least halfway down before they bring it back up.


For body punching, you are not punching with your body but pushing out your arms
towards the body, but leaving your head wide open.


are you trying to say that im arm punching? if thats what your saying i couldnt arm punch on purpose or feel comfortable doing it if i chose to do so. aside from throwing some punches just for movement(throwing them slow) i still shift my weight accordingly for each punch(punching mechanics) regardless if i throw it slow or fast so i always have the movement of each punch weather its shifting weight forward for a jab or pivoting for straights and hooks and uppercuts.


appreciate the comment and suggestions. regardless i am always trying to improve and learn new things. appreciate the time you put into it.

Cyse
10-04-2009, 12:20 AM
I'm not gonna lie to you man... but half that **** u did wouldn't really work in an actual boxing match.

"I will fvck you up!" -Someone said that.

You seem like a cool cat, but seriously. those nice little movements don't mean **** in a real fight.

zelley
10-04-2009, 01:00 AM
Took another look, and one thing that I noticed is sometimes when you are throwing a right
your right foot is still flat on the floor and your right hip isn't moving forward, now that
isn't power punching that is disaster waiting to happen, and it is your chin that would be
on the line while the rest of us sit in our easy chairs or rocking chairs.

g0tcha
10-04-2009, 01:38 AM
I'm not gonna lie to you man... but half that **** u did wouldn't really work in an actual boxing match.

"I will fvck you up!" -Someone said that.

You seem like a cool cat, but seriously. those nice little movements don't mean **** in a real fight.

aside from throwing a shoeshine which can be effective if used properly im not sure what your talking about "nice little movements"? are you referring to me just throwing punches out for the movement and not really at full speed?

Cyse
10-04-2009, 08:04 PM
aside from throwing a shoeshine which can be effective if used properly im not sure what your talking about "nice little movements"? are you referring to me just throwing punches out for the movement and not really at full speed?


Well what you did seems to me to be a dog and pony show... if u will. Sure, it looks nice. But when things are full-go all that nice shadow boxing you did isn't going to be like that.

My trainer use to tell me "Shadow boxing isn't about looking nice! it's about fighting an imaginary opponent!!"

This seems to be one of those shadow boxing sessions where it looks 'cool'

just my opinion. Next time, shadow box as if you're fighting a real opponent. :boxing: