The Fifth and Sixth Combinations (diary entry)


Hour seven of my clients’ divided Dutch training brought us up to the fifth and sixth set combinations. As previously described, these sessions are for two client, one who is currently recovering from a knee operation. These combinations are Dutch style in their complexity and length, trained to develop speed with fluidity and coordination. I adjust the combination for the injured party, where they are adapted – liver or spleen shot are used to replace some body kicks and high kicks are replaced with big overhands or even haymaker punches. The fifth and sixth combinations focused on switch-hitting; the fifth being more concerned with footwork and the second with back-fists. We also looked at alternatives for setting up certain strikes. For example, checking after a kick can be used to set up a superman punch and switching stances can add momentum as well as cover ground when throwing a spinning back-fist.

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