This session was rescheduled to be after a morning cardio class due to a dentist appointment at my regular time.
when roundhouse kicking, able to use the movement after kick while leg is still in the air to AGGRESSIVELY cut an angle into the person
I have a tendency to:
- cut left
- uppercut w/ right
- knee w/ right
I must remember to work in the other directions/striking appendanges, don’t want to have an unbalanced offense.
- I’m doing a weird flinch where I drop into a 1/8 squat.
- Suspected cause: not expecting to get hit
- ALWAYS expect to get hit
- POST LESSON NOTE: Tried implementing that note at the following lesson and it seemed to work well. I for the most part was able to dodge the hooks, even with the smaller pads.
Notes on First Sparring Session
- Clinching requires setup. If you fail the grab, abandon it and try to setup again
- forcing a failed grab just ends up pushing the opponent around and wasting energy
- Big Combo: Orthodox Roundhouse kick -> aggressive cut that changes stance to South Paw -> Left Roundhouse Kick
- Push kicks: I thought I was maybe being too harsh with them since they were applauded by two people. Feedback - they were fine, and the fact that they were commented on is a good thing. I’m not hitting too hard with them.