Please Rate My Shadow Boxing Speed

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by TheSpeedBoy, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    You know, guys, you're doing it all wrong.
    He doesn't want feedback, he wants a pet on the back, how great he is.

    Otherwise he would have heard to something anyone of you said and not just repeating to look at his speed.

    Regarding the speed, btw: The kids in our classes can flay their hands just as fast.
    And it has just as much to do with proper techniques and effectiveness as what to be seen in the video: Nothing.
    But at least the little ones know they are playing around.
     
  2. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    What are you doing in terms of training?
    (Off topic, I once got an instagram like from Sergey Kovalev!)
     
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  3. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    Picking up on that -- I think there's been a miscommunication.

    SpeedBoy, you titled your video and this thread "Boxing." Or "Shadow Boxing," more specifically. And you posted on a martial arts forum where a lot of boxers hang out. CLUE CLUE CLUE -- people on this forum are going to watch the video with an eye for (drumroll) ... boxing skill !

    But, you are giving everyone the very, very strong impression that, both, (1) you've never boxed, and (2) you don't want to box. And that's fine that you don't box and don't want to box. That's fine, except for the point above, about calling it "boxing" and posting it in a place where boxers hang out.

    What I'm saying is this: You sent the wrong message to us on this forum.
    In the future, do not call a non-boxing video "boxing," and do not start a non-boxing thread called "boxing" on a martial arts forum. Those mistakes are on you. It's poor communication.

    Now to answer your original question: Yes, you move your hands very, very quickly. You are fast.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
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  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    You asked, so I am going to be honest. I mean this as constructive criticism.

    My instructor judges everything I do, including forms and techniques in the air by this standard. Does it look like an attack that would hurt? That would make someone stop their attack? She will say things like "I am not convinced that would hurt" if she doesn't deem it a move with enough power. Or when I start "convince me you would hurt someone."

    When I watch someone else do a form or shadow box or whatever, I think "that is good- I would not want to be on the receiving end of that move." Or I think the opposite.No offense, you are the opposite.

    There is no power in your punches, there is no body behind your movements, your arms aren't extending properly. You don't look like you are thinking about targets at all, but just throwing your hands forward. I would not be scared to walk into and take a few of your punches while I set myself up to hit you with power.

    If you get speed by not really throwing a meaningful punch- one with full body behind it and proper footwork, it isn't really a serious punch. It is cheating really. It is a fraudulent move that sort of looks like a punch. But it is really just flinging your arm forward. That isn't a real punch.

    Speed means nothing all on it's own. If you touch someone, but it doesn't stop them, doesn't hurt them, it isn't martial.

    I can't rate your punch, because those really are arm flings more than punches by what I have been taught a punch is.

    I hope you take this and other critiques and realize you need to go to a school and learn real punching as a skill. If you do, people here will support you. But if you just keep posting here talking yourself up as being super fast, well, that won't go so well.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  5. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    On the subject of hand speed, look at Calzaghe. Not just individual punch speed, but the way it flows from one punch to the next
     
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