I’ve been doing a little more sparring these days, usually a couple times a month. As always, it’s incredibly frustrating to see myself on video. I look so slow, so inflexible, so flustered.
Mark says I’m getting better, though. I looked back at the last sparring video I posted and the differences are subtle. My core seems more stable. I’m less perturbed when I get hit. Also, some of my strikes are getting longer. Good form means my attacking side opens way up, while the other side stays tight in a guard. I see some of that.
But gah, what a mess…
Here’s another, of boxing. We do this first to warm up, usually. This is a longish video, but there are a couple moments for me to refer to as I try to improve my responsiveness and speed. Annotations are in the video itself.