‘Uncanny Prescience’: the psychology of boxing reaction time.
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‘Uncanny Prescience’: the psychology of boxing reaction time.

There’s a common misconception that boxers aim to punch people in the face. We don’t. We aim slightly off. Unless your opponent is completely stationary, you punch not to the target, but to where it will be in a moment’s time. The novice boxer who stabs uselessly at the old head position soon finds themselves…

Running training for fighters and combat athletes
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Running training for fighters and combat athletes

Running training for fighters is good base fitness, it improves motivation, mood, and has physiological benefits for combat sports. Running can be your off-season fitness, coronavirus lockdown exercise, or for use in fight camp. But what runs, times and distances should you be doing to benefit your fighting? Types of fighter fitness runs. Safety: Check…

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Is Savate sparring what MMA is looking for?

Max Holloway said he did not spar for UFC Fight Island 7 against Calvin Kattar in order to limit brain damage and punishment. The method of sparring in Savate (boxing, kickboxing) known as Assaut – sans puissance – no force/power sparring may be a solution to MMA sparring. It teaches timing, control, accuracy, angles, all…