- Aug 3, 2015
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Just occured to me that you might have been referring to the parry itself being big as in over extended. If so, then yes that parry was way too big. As a rule I extend my parry just a little beyond center line, vs trying to push the entire arm with my arm. The rest of the push is done with my feet.It was a huge parry though. From what I can see in general is people were swinging bigger punches. And so blocking.
You look at say mike Tyson and a block would not stop one hook let alone the ten he is hitting you with.
Yeah I wouldn't want to block a full on Mike Tyson punch. I give with punches of less power as is. I'm a big believer of not fighting power vs power in that context. If I'm lucky I'll be able to spar with my Sigung later this year, and that's the exact situation I'll be in, where I'm out powered. My game plan will be to flow with his power because there's no way my body will last if it's serving as a punching bag.Parry and block are separate principles. If I manage a parry (usually my preference), power matters less. But with a full-on block,I don’t have the mass or muscle to oppose Iron Mike’s punch.
I want to be like floating tissue, no matter how hard his strikes are, I won't suffer heavy damage. I'm definitely nervous about it.
A lot of boxers tried to block his hooks and paid the price. Some people just hit too hard to try to block it. Tyson would hit a guard until it failed or until so much attention was on the guard that it opened his opponents up for an upper cut.