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Benny Blanco

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Me and my mate Jack (lad in the video, pro kickboxer) are gonna train for the next 5 weekends whilst he’s between jobs so I’ll post each week and hopefully the weight and rustiness should be gone by then and we’ll do a comparison from week 1
 

Benny Blanco

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#22
Thing with footwork in boxing (when you first start) is it's so against nature, well it was for me. When you walk normally you walk how you naturally always have done. In boxing it's all different, making the change was all hard work for me. Toe-heel line,, step-drag, feet moving forward, left, back, right, feet remaining the same distance apart. It was like teaching myself how to walk again.
Yeah, don't get me wrong I know how to move around a ring, I mean I've sparred god knows how many rounds (500?) god knows.

It's just teaching my brain not to be as flat footed is a difficult thing when it's drilled into me.

The footwork between Thai and Straight Boxing is yin and yang

You go into a Boxing match flat footed worrying about blocking kicks you'll be very easy to hit and get your head caved in.

You go into a Thai Boxing match bouncing around on your feet and you will get your leg smashed to pieces, someone will catch you bouncing your foot and kick you just as your leg hits the floor and that will be game over. They say every fighter as a golden rule of about 5 low kicks until they are done, but if you kick properly I reckon you can end a fight with one.

It's pick your poison init really, I've had my legs kicked so hard they felt like someone took a baseball to them and I've also been hit so hard I've lost days of my life. I suppose Thai is the "safer" sport of the two really, less head trauma the better.
 
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that's really cool man. sounds like a fucking horrible injury to deal with.

i'm just getting into it so i'm not going to pretend to critique anything.
 

Benny Blanco

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#29
My lower back and hamstring are bothering me a tad at the minute but I’ll stretch them out tonight and if they feel OK I’ll throw some full blast head kicks
 

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Will have a nosey when have proper Wi-Fi and laptop, on train on my phone at min but well done for getting back at it.

I've had 3 years of fuck all proper excercise and eating like a slob, found out this morning ive got gallstones like an olf man. A combo seeing yourself back at it with a serious injury and that might get me back
 
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rjjfan

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Yeah, don't get me wrong I know how to move around a ring, I mean I've sparred god knows how many rounds (500?) god knows.

It's just teaching my brain not to be as flat footed is a difficult thing when it's drilled into me.

The footwork between Thai and Straight Boxing is yin and yang

You go into a Boxing match flat footed worrying about blocking kicks you'll be very easy to hit and get your head caved in.

You go into a Thai Boxing match bouncing around on your feet and you will get your leg smashed to pieces, someone will catch you bouncing your foot and kick you just as your leg hits the floor and that will be game over. They say every fighter as a golden rule of about 5 low kicks until they are done, but if you kick properly I reckon you can end a fight with one.

It's pick your poison init really, I've had my legs kicked so hard they felt like someone took a baseball to them and I've also been hit so hard I've lost days of my life. I suppose Thai is the "safer" sport of the two really, less head trauma the better.
Yeah I can cruise a bit more in Thai boxing sparring than boxing. Teeps and clinch work makes life easier when sparring a full on puncher.

That said, I reckon I've had more injuries in Thai boxing, mostly leg and arm related. I went low kick for low kick with a Kyokyushin fighter and went home with dented shins. I blocked a middle kick with my elbow which felt like an electric shock that put me out for 2 weeks sparring.
 

Benny Blanco

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Yeah I can cruise a bit more in Thai boxing sparring than boxing. Teeps and clinch work makes life easier when sparring a full on puncher.

That said, I reckon I've had more injuries in Thai boxing, mostly leg and arm related. I went low kick for low kick with a Kyokyushin fighter and went home with dented shins. I blocked a middle kick with my elbow which felt like an electric shock that put me out for 2 weeks sparring.
Yeah definitely mate

If I’m nackered in thai sparring I’ll just fake the teep or just generally fuck around and buy some seconds

I sparred straight boxing with my mate who’s 10-0 who’s a heavyweight
In a small ring the other week and it’s a different ball game. Basically tucked my elbows in nice and tight took a few smacks and gave a few back as best as I could
 

Benny Blanco

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Bit more work on the comeback trail tonight, I took a few Valium earlier and passed out. Woke up to my mate banging on the door to train, so twenty mins prior to this video I was spark out

More solid work anyhow

 

Benny Blanco

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#39
Hi Lads

I had to delete the email address I used to set them up (long story) so I'll set up another email and re upload them as well as progress ones, off training now as we speak!