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Key Takeaways:

When executing a Straight Slip:

Combine:

...and you have a Straight Slip.  This punch will make either Straight Punch (right or left), and will also make either Uppercut miss.

When executing an Uppercut:

Pop your shoulder to get power and then, you can fire the:

The Up-Jab is your long 'pushing punch', if you aren't very close.  Fire a punch to full arm extension with your palm up, trying to knock the guys head backwards off of his shoulders.


The Uppercut is a 'pulling punch' which should start with an elastic chest pop, and be followed by a 'rip cord' like pulling action, thus launching the guys head out of his hands for 'juggling'.


The Uppergut is fired straight ahead by leaving the punch behind  and projecting it forward with your hip.

When executing a Rear Slip:

Combine:

and you have a Rear Slip.


You can crunch your obliques to one side or the other with your rear slip, if you want to pull your head to one side of a punch or the other.

To throw the Fadeaway Hook:

Start by executing a Rear Slip, but also draw back your lead shoulder.


(This is like loading up the 'ball and chain' so you can unwind it.)


As you drag your lead foot to its replacement position, you fire your Fadeaway Hook.


You can pivot your rear leg back 'behind' the position of your lead foot, to create a different angle on your opponent.

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Day 1 Training:

(Click Here to download this workout.)

If the following doesn’t make sense to you, watch this video on Slipping to the Left on your Left vs Right Foot.

Straight Slips

On these slips, you will move only one of your feet.  You will bounce that foot immediately back to your stance.

Your will be transferred to the foot on the same side that your head is slipping.  So, if your is moving to the left, your weight will be transferred into the left foot.

50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Left, Stepping on your Left Foot and bouncing it back to your stance.

50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Left, Stepping on your Right Foot and bouncing it back to your stance.

50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Right, Stepping On your Left Foot and bouncing it back to your stance.

50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Right, Stepping On your Right Foot and bouncing it back to your stance.

More Straight Slips

On the following slips, you will move BOTH of your feet, thus bringing your entire stance underneath you... instead of just bouncing the foot back to your stance.

If you are slipping to the LEFT, you will take a LEFT then RIGHT replacement step.  (Don't "Overdrag" your step.  Keep a nice wide base)!


50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Left, Stepping on your Left Foot and bringing your Right foot in as a replacement step.


50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Left, Stepping on your Right Foot and bringing your Left foot in as a replacement step.


50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Right, Stepping On your Left Foot and bringing your Right foot in as a replacement (aka drag) step.


50 Straight Slips, Head Moving To the Right, Stepping On your Right Foot and bringing your Left foot in as a replacement (aka drag) step.

Slips and Counters

Start by slowly executing:

20 Straight Slips popping your Left shoulder forward and throwing a Right Uppercut


20 Straight Slips Popping your Right shoulder forward, and throwing a Left Uppercut


Now do this in the midst of moving:


2 Minute Round of shadow boxing, while randomly slipping and popping your left shoulder in front, firing either a Right Uppercut, Up-jab, or 'Uppergut'.


60 seconds Rest


2 Minute round of shadow boxing, while randomly slipping and popping your right shoulder forward, throwing a left Uppercut, Up-Jab, or Uppergut.


60 seconds Rest

Rear Slips

100 Rear Slips - pulling your head straight back, and tucking your chin.

100 Rear Slips, Left left


100 Rear Slips, Rightright

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Head Movement Training Day 1.

Dodging Punches.

Welcome to the Fight Smart Head Movement Training Program.

This course will change the way you look at defensive fighting.

Let’s get right into it.

The first thing that you need to do is familiarize yourself with the 5 basic types of head movement, or “slips”.  Each one has it’s own purposes, and will have different results.  For example, a “Rear Slip” will allow you to retreat from your opponent where a “U-Slip” will move you under your opponents attack, keeping you close, and allowing you to rip very powerful counter-punches.

Different slips serve different purposes...

Before you worry about reading your opponent or dodging 50 attacks at once, you MUST MAKE THESE MOVEMENTS SECOND NATURE!  These are not things that you should have to think about, your body should just be able to do them.  They need to be implanted into your “Muscle Memory”.

Muscle memory is like a connection to your brain’s memory stores and your muscles.  When your brain has “told” your body to execute certain movements enough times, those movements become a part of you.

If you played baseball growing up, you can probably pick up a ball and throw it to someone without any issue, and at any time.  That said, if your Dad ever video taped you playing ball when you were four years old, I bet you sucked at it.

Until you repeat a movementmany many times, it will not be stored in your brain and body’s data-banks.

Through repetition you will burn these slips into your muscle memory.

For this reason, you're going to be doing a LOT of reps of the basic 'slips'.

This is a video you should have already seen on "Straight Slips" and "Up-Jabs", two staple strikes in this workout.

This is a video you should have already seen on "Straight Slips" and "Up-Jabs", two staple strikes in this workout.

Once you've slipped, it's time to hit the guy.

The uppercut is an ideal way to do it.  After mastering just these first two lessons, you will be able to defeat 75% of your opponents.  100% of my statistics are complete fabrications.

In this video, I cover three different types of uppercut with varying degrees of devastation, and different purposes.  It is a good video.  Yes.

In this video, I cover three different types of uppercut with varying degrees of devastation, and different purposes.  It is a good video.  Yes.

This video will teach you how to train your brain to work quickly and instinctively, when punches are coming at your face.

This video will teach you how to train your brain to work quickly and instinctively, when punches are coming at your face.

Let's start moving in multiple directions, and adding different slips.

This slip will make any punch miss, but might take you out of counter-punching range.

This is a fantastic way to make a punch miss, and it will work on any punch.  The only drawback is that most times, you’re not in a good position to counter-punch after you make the guy miss.  

However, if you check out the “Fadeaway Hook” lesson immediately beneath this video, you can execute a rear slip, and then put your opponent to sleep easily.

However, if you check out the “Fadeaway Hook” lesson immediately beneath this video, you can execute a rear slip, and then put your opponent to sleep easily.

This is a fantastic way to make a punch miss, and it will work on any punch.  The only drawback is that most times, you’re not in a good position to counter-punch after you make the guy miss.  However, if you check out the “Fadeaway Hook” lesson immediately beneath this video, you can execute a rear slip, and then put your opponent to sleep easily.

Once you have your rear slip working, you can use this technique to put the guy's lights out the moment that you make his punch miss!

Once you have your rear slip working, you can use this technique to put the guy's lights out the moment that you make his punch miss!

Now in today's workout, I will ask you to "Rear Slip Right, and Rear Slip Left"...

But a lot of people have no idea what I'm talking about.

I've been asked to explain this movement about 500 times, so I figured that it was time to make a video to clarify.

I've been asked to explain this movement about 500 times, so I figured that it was time to make a video to clarify.

Now Build What You Know

The following training programs will only be done for a couple of days... then I want you to move to the Head Movement Training Regiment URL which will place a much larger emphasis on combining these individual movements.  (That page will be explained later).  You can print these initial workouts out if you like, and take them wherever you train.

I would recommend that you try to do these workouts pretty much every other day, but it's more important for you to reinforce the lessons when you watch them.  As soon as you add the slips to your arsenal, I expect you to do the workout that's associated with them.

Do that workout, then tomorrow hit the next page and add some more slips to the mix!


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