Posted by rface1988
So basically it has more to do with Skill..... Slipping punches, keeping your head and chin down, and rolling with punches... as well as some neck strength and confidence?
Well I'm not going to say it's 100% all skill, but as far as things you can do to develop a good chin that is the number one thing that needs to be worked on. Something like neck strength is only going to help you so much because it's not like when you're struck you have time to tighten up your neck and resist the force. There is no possible way your reflexes could work that quickly. In essence what I'm saying is that your brain is rattling around inside your skull long before you even realize it. Henceforth, the best thing you can do is have yourself in a good position before it happens. It's like getting hit by a bomb- there's only so much you can do to defend yourself after it happens- better to be prepared for it to happen and have your defenses in place beforehand.
There's a saying, and please don't take offense when you hear this, but it's- "Shut up and train." A lot of the systems of training that are in place are in place for a reason. Someone with a lot more experience than you or I built them, and chances are they had some success in their careers for a reason. So it's better to trust in their experience (and the years of experience before them) than to question everything and try to solve it all on your own. Although there WILL come a time you have the experience necessary to make your own changes.