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Training on Squeezing the Thumb
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Sun 13th Dec 2009 10:15
Bob Borja

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Hi Everyone, It often happens that students between ages seven and ten do not queeze the finger tightly in front of the index and middle fingers when punching with a fist unless there is an actual hard target, such as a mitt. This deficiency is most obvious in Tuls. As trainer, what have you found helpful in correcting such a deficiency? Thank you.

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Top Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:17
Jon_Mackey

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Simply pointing it out to them and eventually they will master it. As with all juniors of that age sir, it's all about repetition.

I use the concept of the '3 R's' when we practice parallel punching.

Right (correct) fist

Rotation (of the punch)

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Top Wed 21st Apr 2010 08:35
Bob Borja

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Hi Jon,

For a few students, primarily of the younger ages, "corrections come and go". Purhaps concentration problem.
However, constantly hammering on a correction distracts from other areas.
Also, it is not overly productive for the other students in a large formation.

I will try using two small pet squeeze toys -- the ones which make a noise when squeezed; with a different noise for each. Their role is to provide audio feedback at the moment of impact; both the punching fist and the fist returning to the hip.

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Top Wed 21st Apr 2010 08:59
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i was just about to suggest maybe giving them a foam/rubber dog ball to grip when punching! =)
you beat me to it.Its got to be small enough though or else the fist will still not be a closed,tight fist.

Maybe try it with walnuts!!!!!
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Top Wed 21st Apr 2010 09:12
Bob Borja

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Gr8 minds think the same!
Walnuts ! Is this before or after many Red Bulls ? Kay !!!

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yuk! Hate Red Bull!
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Top Fri 30th Apr 2010 17:57
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Quote from Bob Borja - 21st Apr 2010 08:35 View
Hi Jon,

For a few students, primarily of the younger ages, "corrections come and go". Purhaps concentration problem.
However, constantly hammering on a correction distracts from other areas.
Also, it is not overly productive for the other students in a large formation.

I will try using two small pet squeeze toys -- the ones which make a noise when squeezed; with a different noise for each. Their role is to provide audio feedback at the moment of impact; both the punching fist and the fist returning to the hip.

HI again As a coach to 60+ children, I've never had the problem of distractions, I talk to them as a whole. With children, hammering corrections is the last thing you should think about! Making the right fist is a must before the child progresses to yellow tip.
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