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Marco S
Posted: 2015-12-14 11:36:08
lol - this thread has a few hits so, I assume some of you guys have actually read it.
Not much feedback, but that's cool.

Again, I have yet to meet someone who tells me of using these type of conscious focuses during training but, perhaps different people have different means of implementing them focuses.

By example - when weight lifting, my focus or "swing key", in a sense, will always be "breath".
Now, I know a lot of weight lifters focus on this also- their breathing, of course - but whether they implement it on such a conscious level - I don't know....


Anyways, what I mentioned previously regarding what conscious focuses I use myself during training...

1) Movement

2) Control Intensity

3) Speed

I find the order of implementation is also important as, in a fight situation by example, the primary focus will and should be on defense and offense.
Both of these being a product of "movement", so this should be the first consideration, there by, being the first conscious focus to be implemented.

Good "speed" will also be a product of the ability to "control intensity". That is to say, if the intensity is excessive, that will hamper the ability to implement good speed, so the focus of "controlling intensity", should precede "speed".


Pfff - getting there....

The ACTUAL point I wanted to make with this post was, specifically regarding the implementation of the conscious focus on "MOVEMENT".

Now, I determined this focus years ago.
I had just moved to Amsterdam to train at Mousid gym.
I was coming from a more traditional thai boxing training back ground, which focuses mainly on hitting pads.

The Dutch style approach, is more technique heavy, specifically on boxing and footwork.

I found there was a lacking of ability on my behalf when I started these type of drills.
To perform them correctly, it requires more than brute force and will power, as that can often times be the focus when doing heavy pad work.

Anyways - I was considering how I might better approach the drills, so that would feel more "natural" or flowing, in a sense.
So I actually woke up in the middle of the night one night, and went out for a quick jog.
I was shadow boxing, and considering the approach, and it occurred to me that, a focus on "MOVEMENT", would assist with that more "flowing" style that was necessary to perform the dutch style drills with more efficiency and efficacy.

And that was it.
I went to the gym the next morning, and there was an immediate improvement.

An overall improvement - with the conscious focus now being "MOVEMENT".

By example, I used to find that, throwing the left kick (me being orthodox), I'd often times come off balance.
With the focus being "MOVEMENT", that basically corrected itself.

The circular punches, hooks, turning the hand over correctly, body punches etc - they came a lot better, more technically sound.

And my footwork and... you guessed it, "Movement", came a lot better with the implementation of that conscious focus - "MOVEMENT".

Now - at the time - I think it was within a day or two of coming to that understanding; and I think this was like, 4 or 5 years ago, I posted almost immediately about it on this forum, and had a discussion about it with Mark L.

It's quite an old thread.
I couldn't find it just now, but I'll dig a little deeper and hopefully post the link to it.

I mention that cause, I don't want anybody to get the impression I'm plagiarizing these statements...


More recently, this focus on "Movement", has come into the public spotlight, with the emergence of Conor McGregor.

In fact, on one of the top MMA website, he's made front page news with the headline:

"Movement training the future of MMA...?".

This is what the highly successful McGregor has been preaching.
How his focus is on Movement.

Now, again, to avoid the impression that I'm parroting his philosophies, I'd like to link the thread where I posted this several years ago, long before the emergence of McGregor.

But ultimately, what I'm saying is, this focus definitely seems to be a progressive step in the sport itself.

Not only in terms of stand up and thai boxing, but I also transitioned into mma to some degree, and training wrestling also.

The focus on "Movement", 100% assists with that transition as, shooting for takedowns, or grappling for position - they are also completely movement based, so that focus is completely applicable in them areas too.

The other conscious focuses such as "control intensity" also crosses over as, in a grappling position, feeling ones opponents body weight etc - when in a frenetic state, it becomes very difficult to do this - and that's the base for wrestling.
"Controlling Intensity", allows one to apply the correct degree of force, without over doing it, maintain good energy levels, and applying techniques so much better.

Here's the link to the McGregor article.

Now, in that article, he's focusing on "movement", per-se. Like, unorthodox movements etc.
That's just a recent thing.
His long term philosophy has been on the application of good "movement", in general, when it comes to it's implementation in whatever discipline it may be.

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