Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sparring Is Key

A lot of young fighters these days avoid getting in the "Nitty Gritty". What I mean by that is sparring. They want to hit the mitts, do all the plyo exercises, etc. But, a lot of guys shy away from sparring. The are many ways to spar (light, medium, and hard). The intensity must be conducive to a real match. You also have to spar with different body types (different weights, heights, and experience level). When training with a lighter partner, ease of on the power and work your speed. For heavier partners, work a little more power. For shorter partners work on keeping your distance and for taller fighters, work on getting inside. Whatever advantages you have over a sparring partner (size, speed, height, etc.), don't forget to change up and give you partner an opportunity to work. If he has less experience, don't take advantage. Make it a meaningful experience for both of you. Go train!! Richard Trammell Box Sparring with former world contender, Lamar Parks http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=eNMIofsWvXM Richard Trammell Karate Sparring (knockdown style with Joe) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_dGXNnb9w Richard Trammell Sparring (Boxing, Kickboxing) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLVJZdMLVLM

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