Entering the kickboxing world may seem like a terrifying thing, but actually, it’s more calmed and mental than you’ve ever imagined. Here are some crucial principles you should know.
When you are ready to attack, you can calculate the distance between you and the opponent. If you are not close, try to throw any movement until you end up with him. But, if you are close, just kick him, this will jam his leg.
That is why a scientific fighter has knowledge of the distances because when your distancing skills are sharp, you will measure your opponent and make split-second decisions to make adequate movements.
The full distance is when you can reach your opponents using your legs. Half of the distance is the range when you can reach them using the arms and the closest distance is the range in which you can hit them with uppercuts and hooks. To improve your skills, ask your partner to put on gloves and dance around, your job is to decide what kind of kicks and punches to throw.
To become a martial artist, you must be constant and have patience. If you lack defensive ability, you can win a battle against mediocre opponents, but you probably will not beat the strongest opponents.
If you are facing a powerful puncher, rest assured that you will be looking for a target and if his defensive skills are good, you can complicate things for you.
In a kickboxing match, try not to feel scared or people will notice, and when you are the weakest you have to deal with many and different situations. You need to be brave, face the situation in the right way and give it your best. When things are going wrong you must keep energy high, manage the fear and tell your partners how you feel, they will support you.
Do not start a kick or a punch without finishing them. You must take the opportunity to hit your opponent, if not, he will have plenty of time to hit you hard! When you decide on a plan, you have to see it through.