This week we will be teaching you the mixed martial art of faking. In mixed martial arts faking is used as a method to get closer to your opponent, to distract him from your true intention by throwing a fake strike (just the initial movement) as you step closer, then attacking with a true strike.
How to set up fakes :
When you are sparring in mixed martial arts, faking works best after you have scored on your opponent with a solid kick or punch. They will then be wary of that particular move. Then you can fake that kick or punch and score with another move.
Types of fakes :
Punch fakes – Punch fakes are often called “shoulder fakes” because you use your shoulder movement to distract your opponent.
Kick fakes – Kick fakes are often called “hip fakes” because you tilt your hip up to confuse your opponent. Kick fakes are also done by chambering your leg in various positions.
Speed fakes – Speed faking is alternating between fast and slow speeds to confuse your opponent.
You can never fool yourself – By Dennis Tosten
Faking is an advanced skill in mixed martial arts and is used by most top tournament competitors. Unfortunately many people have mastered faking in their personal lives. They fake their accomplishments, claim to do things they have not and tell themselves they are doing their best when they know deep inside that they could do better. This behavior always leads to unhappiness and discontent. Our quote in the school this week is “You can never fool yourself.” This quote is about improving yourself.
Improving yourself is up to you. When you fake an accomplishment the only one you truly hurt is yourself. What if you are at school and one of the class mates cheats on a test? And maybe this time they don’t get caught. Who are the cheating the most? Themselves, because they never learn the material. They don’t get smarter and they don’t develop the work ethic they need to succeed.
That’s why in every class we ask you to push yourself to do your best, so that when you go home you can feel good about the effort you put forth and you will know when you wrap that new mixed martial arts belt around your waist that you deserve it. Deep inside you will know you did everything to earn it. Nothing will make you happier then deservedly achieving a worthwhile goal.
AMERIKICK DAY AT LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD
ALL AMERIKICK students will be performing LITTLE DRAGON LITTLE TIGER at Halftime on the field. Order your tickets now from your sensei. $15.00