What's goin' down at Tocco's (video): | Page 23

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  1. Ilk Orange Belt

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    Damn I really liked the guy in light blue. The only problem I see with him is his rear foot being a little behind thus making his right hand a bit short. Otherwise top technique.
     
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  2. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    Yeah, that's Rocco. He's athletic, good power, physically strong. But his body was so stiff when we met it was ridiculous. The "back foot in a bucket" syndrome is a remnant of that stiffness, with very little hip flexibility it's difficult for him to close his knees the way a punch needs to rotate in the head of the moment, so instead he lunges a bit.

    That's something a lot of trainers just let their fighters get away with and give them a defensive measure to cover the flaw, like say, rolling-through after the right hand. But why should they have to do that EVERY time just because they're out of position?

    Instead we're working to fix it. Rocco is also much better than he gives himself credit for, on the right days he gives guys like Daijon problems:

     
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  3. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    This video of one of my students sparring a kid from TMT has over 25,000 views on Instagram:

     
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  4. right hand lead Green Belt

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    which one is your guy?
     
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  5. theranch White Belt

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    Both lads seem to love the lead hook into right straight and the both of them work real well with multiple shots off the left hand changing levels and angles. Which one is your student?
     
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  6. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    White headgear
     
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  7. theranch White Belt

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    is there anything in particular you had him working on in this session or was it more just a chance to be in there with a guy from TMT?
     
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  8. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    I don't give a fuck about the dude being from TMT, particularly.

    We've been working on many aspects of his inside game, because for being a shorter fighter, he would always end up at mid-range and get hit. We are working on his ability to stay close and get things done as well as defense.
     
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  9. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    I have quite a bit of news since last I posted here, but for now, this is new:

     
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    Bandito looking really impressive against that tall dude. Nice promo!
     
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  11. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    The tall dude is Shaun, another fighter I trained for a while, but he's back in Uganda now. Here's another couple of vids:



     
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    i also have it on good authority there’s a sherdogger in that highlight video who hassled sinisters grapes about boxing for years before FINALLY making the trip down there for some tutoring
     
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  13. Sinister Doctor of Doom

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    Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have gotten really crazy busy for me. Some of you have kept up with stuff through Facebook and Youtube, I'm sure. We've hit some snags since I changed the way I train, my high-level fighters had some time adjusting to a more team-oriented style that mimics the Cuban and Russian systems. Some of them felt neglected when really it's as if they were being promoted. For the most part that's been sorted out, and then we hit a decent stride right around the last quarter of the year. Joseph has been doing really well, but I'll update his thread with that.

    Most of my Elite (or Open Class for under 19) went to Arizona for the Gene Lewis tournament. 6 total. We came back with 3 belts. Last year I had 4 Champions but 2 were unopposed, so they didn't have to fight. So 3 Champions who won bouts is a step up the way I see it. Joseph won, and two new fighters I have. My Light Heavyweight Karam Abdallah (Cousin of Amer Abdallah):



    And my 18 year-old Heavyweight Novice MarcAnthony Miranda:



    Karam was recently hired as a sparring partner for Super-Middleweight Contender Caleb Plant, who has a February bout against Rogelio "Porky" Medina. Caleb's trainer likes to bring him to our Gym for sparring due to the quality of work. This little video is from last time he was here (the sparring partner whose white is a Canadian Light Heavyweight Amateur I work with who came down specifically for that Camp):



    I'm also bringing over Alexander Hagen from Norway next month to train him for his next fight and to work with Caleb, and a high-level Amateur from there is coming with him. I'm kinda informally in charge of gathering the chief sparring partners for Caleb.

    As of right now I have 2 competition teams. Elite/Open-level fighters, and I'm beginning a Youth team probably in March. I finally have a dependable squad of kids under 18. But I will also have an Intermediate Team by the end of it. Over 18 but less than 10 fights. Just today, one of my Elite 165lb'ers (Za-Quan Peterkin) sparred Shakhram Giyasov, who is the #1 ranked 152lb Amateur in the World:

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    For those of you who don't know who he is:



    I'm sure there's some stuff I'm forgetting to mention but yeah, A LOT of good things happening down at Tocco's. Nevada Golden Gloves are coming up and I have like 7 fighters competing in that, and then there's Western Qualifiers in March in Albuquerque, and I'm going to have about 9 or 10 fighters there. The smaller tournaments later in the year I'll likely have more. I'm talking 15-20 fighters.
     
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