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Author Topic: Wait for it! Off-Speeds, Timing, Delays, Fakes and Feints in Fighting  (Read 1152 times)


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Wait for it! Off-Speeds, Timing, Delays, Fakes and Feints in Fighting

Ever hear that expression, “wait for it. Wait for it!”
Or how about in American baseball, that infamous ”off-speed” pitch.

     There is always much ado about training too slow and plain slow, to later train and perform fast and even faster still. The topic of “fight-speed” is always popping up in social media, sports, seminars and classes. Dan Inosanto once said in a seminar I attended years ago,

“train slow, fight slow.”

     He was suggesting that you needed to up-your-speed. I think we all get this point intellectually, but we don’t always physically train speeds proportionately. Much time is spent on slow and half-speeds? How much can we safely do full speed? And is super-fast always the best? What about a needed change of pace? Can we..."

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