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dum question, but i just got a mma book. just shows strikes and stuff. But theres so much to look at at one time, how do i follow and practicethese movexs,how do you guy read and follow your books

Post #1   6/28/09 6:49:57PM   

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i usually find myself buying more than i can handle when it comes to Martial art books, but what i like to do is pick a two or three moves and drill them until i can execute them in sparring and so i have them down, so i don't practice them a few times and then forget.

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Its been mentioned several times on here, but learning from books and/or videos is a mistake if you don't have a solid base to build on. You need to learn basic skills from someone with a watchful eye so you don't develop poor mechanics which are extrodinarily difficult to deal with later on down the road.

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Posted by Svartorm

Its been mentioned several times on here, but learning from books and/or videos is a mistake if you don't have a solid base to build on. You need to learn basic skills from someone with a watchful eye so you don't develop poor mechanics which are extrodinarily difficult to deal with later on down the road.


I have a base, i boxed for 2 years n just started muay thai. The question was, in the books theres just so much to look at, i dont know where to start or how i should apporach it.

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Posted by shs101


Posted by Svartorm

Its been mentioned several times on here, but learning from books and/or videos is a mistake if you don't have a solid base to build on. You need to learn basic skills from someone with a watchful eye so you don't develop poor mechanics which are extrodinarily difficult to deal with later on down the road.


I have a base, i boxed for 2 years n just started muay thai. The question was, in the books theres just so much to look at, i dont know where to start or how i should apporach it.



Stick with the parts that you know would be my advice. For example, whenever I pick up an MMA training book I look to see if there is anything related to the grappling areas that are new to me or are showing a variation I haven't seen before. Since this is my "area of expertise", so to speak.

The striking I don't really bother to use simply because this is not my area of expertise and I would need someone with more experience to critique my application of the technique while practicing it.

For you, I would think you would be the reverse...stick to the parts related to striking and worry about the grappling techniques when you've had some time to get instruction from a qualified person.

Post #5   6/29/09 12:10:55PM   

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Well books don't hurt to read but I would never use a book to train. Now I may be biased as I'm a part time trainer but books have a way of making people think they are doing things right and just ends up causing them to build bad habits in the end.

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Post #6   6/30/09 12:03:38AM