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Can You Learn to Punch, Kick, Fight on Your Own? Solo?

Fighting, Training
October 17, 2023

"If you are a complete beginner and you have no experience and starting from the very bottom like you've never done this before can you learn striking and can you learn fighting by yourself?"

One of the frequently asked questions I get.

The short and quick answer to this is: you do need to have somebody to coach you one-on-one. You need that direct and in real-time feedback.

However there are levels to this and there is often a transition that usually happens with many fighters.

Video Breakdown

When I First Started...

When I first started I had nobody to teach me. There were no fight gyms anywhere near me that I could go to. Internet didn't exist, videos weren't available and the only resource I had at the time were movies, books and occasional boxing footage.

So that is how I began to learn. I watched movies, looked at books and sparred with friends. My technique wasn't great, I was making a lot of mistakes but at least I was doing something. Figuring things out in real-time, experimenting.

I did this for few years until I moved to the States where I eventually found few experienced fighters who used a Karate dojo after it was closed to train Pancreas (Greek name for combining striking, wresting and grappling).

I already had some mechanics and technique developed. I had holes and was making mistakes that needed to be fixed but I wasn't starting from scratch. I wasn't a blank canvas and didn't need many months of preparations as many beginners do because I've already drilled for years solo and with friends.

Now let me circle back to the beginning.

Fast Track Right Now

You do need to have somebody with experience pointing things out for you in real-time, the earlier the better.

In fact if you want to fast track this process, get yourself into a fight gym as soon as possible. Find an experienced coach to show you from the beginning of what to do and how to do it.

Don't Have Access to a Fight Gym

If you don't have access right not for somebody one-on-one or a fight gym, then start solo.

Today you have more resources than ever before. Instructional video will your best. You can see what to do, how to do it, listen to detailed instructions and how to execute the movement.

Humans are very good at mimicking behavior and movement, it's part of our nature. If you watch the right footage and the right person explaining the mechanics, you'll be able to pick it up. You then need to make continuous adjustments and train the body movement to feel natural. Many fighters have started this way.

Then also implement a mirror and filming yourself so you can watch your own movement to correct. This way you can start fixing mistakes by yourself until someone can start doing it for you in real-time.

With this you'll already have the months or years of drilling and executing. From that, the right coach will be able to point out mistakes and holes for you to fix and it won't feel unnatural or awkward. You won't be starting from nothing.

Remember: if you want to fast track this then find the right person or a fight gym as soon as possible to get the instructions and real-time feedback.

Until you find that access, utilize videos on YouTube, the courses I've released and use everything to help you. Start drilling and working on technique, movement, body mechanics now. Film yourself then put it out there. Ask the right people to critique your training. Ask me. Then go back to drilling making the adjustments.

Fundamental Four

To get started, use this instructional course "Fundamental Four" I created. It will show you how to throw 4 essential strikes and 4 essential combinations every fighter needs to know to fight. I've put in everything I know about these four strikes and four combinations that I've drilled for over two decades. Start with this...

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