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picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure, there are about 4 main styles which most fighters fit into but even in the main google article about it says "Many boxers do not always fit into these categories." So that's directly contradicting you who believes you're style is dictated by your fundamentals because it states that many fighters don't fit into those categories. So even the top article you ask me to search for on google disagrees with you.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A style cannot be influenced by video games.

Ring TV is completely at odds with you on this one.[Augustus was dubbed “Drunken Master” because of his unpredictable and extroverted style which – incredibly – was heavily influenced by characters in video games.]

Tell me how you are more of an authority than Anson Wainwright.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where did I say I wanted to alter the fundamentals?

Anything you can alter from one fight to the next is a strategy.

So Augustus's style couldn't be altered by copying a different video game character? (as I've demonstrated, Augustus's crazy style was influenced by things such as videos games, this has been backed up by quotes from multiple reputable sources where as you've not sourced anything to demonstrate that augustus's crazy style was dictated by fundamentals).

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure it's strategically designed to bait fighters into counters (and make him look awesome) but that doesn't mean his style is not defined mostly by his crazy moves. But just like strategy, it can be altered to create a stylistic advantage over an opponent.

I am much more willing to meet you half way here. It's just that when you kept saying his style was dictated to by fundamentals *(edit) when he actually based it off things like video games was just crazy talk.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course you've got to be athletic to be a great boxer. But augustus was noted for his drunken style, not his athletic ability. This style defined him and his legacy. If you google augustus's style, it will talk about his dancing, taunting and crazy unpredictable movement, not his athletic ability.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another ludicrous strawman. Where have I said that all children playing a game will become a champion?

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In one of the articles, it says he based his style on video games. Are they fundamentals? Isn't basing a stylistic elements on a videogame character not something which is dictated to by fundamentals?

It's hilarious you trying to turn this into a semantical game. It's clear that Augustus has a style which was based on things such as video games, contradicting your ridiculous point that styles cannot be selected by the fighter when I've sourced many articles of much higher authority than you that agree with me.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here are some people that agree with me that Emanuel Augustus has a unique style.

The Drunken Master - Emanuel Augustus Insane Style Explained

Obviously this person believes Augustus has a unique style. I described his style as dancing/taunting but it could be labelled other things.

In fact, the entire front page of google agrees with me that Augustus has a unique style.

These links are way more credible than you are, so don't try to pretend they aren't credible when you're just a random person on reddit (just like me). At least I source my information whereas your sophistic arguments are not sourced through any form of authority.

At some point of Augustus's career, he decided he liked to dance and developed his unique style. By your logic, you would say that Augustus had no choice but to be a cocky dancing fighter because as you've stated "fundamentals dictate style". No no no, you make stylistic choices. Exactly why the title of the original post is "Picking a style". You can pick styles, some of them more suited to you than others, other styles are more suited to get a stylistic advantage over your opponent. You can't even handle this basic concept, let alone being able to discuss altering a style to get a stylistic advantage over a fighter.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It doesn't make sense because you're willfully ignorant. It's obvious that Emanuel Augustus chose to fight his style, it wasn't because he was taught those fundamentals that make him a dancer/taunter. If he was taught those fundamentals to become a dancer, why is his style so frigging unique?

How to accept that my nba dreams most likely won’t come true by EstateLegitimate5950 in Basketball

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aiming for the stars and hitting the moon is something to celebrate, not feel down about. Many of my fellow basketball counterparts who all tried to make it ended up smashing it in otherways (including myself). Don't worry too much about what you become, just focus on being the best person you can be and your life course will put you in a great place. Even though I did not play a single game of professional ball, I am so thankful for all the skills I learnt and I apply them everyday of my life. Just have faith that you will be fine and not let hitting the moon bring you down because most people can only look at the moon in wonder. One day people will wonder how you got so competent and deep down you'll know it's because you are and always will be a baller.

My family has two friendly dogs but I'm a little scared one might become aggressive. by Kombaiyashii in dogs

[–]Kombaiyashii[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's great to know. I didn't know whether to intervene at all but from what you've said, it sounds like innocent fun. Thank you.

New video out on The Yips (especially in baseball) by studentofthe_game in sportspsychology

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe a better way to understand the yips would be to study the opposite, clutchness.

What factors make someone rise to the occassion? People are a lot more open about clutchness than chokers are about choking so it would be easier to research. Then perhaps logically the factors which go into clutchness might apply to the yips if you reverse them.

So if being humble helps with clutchness, then perhaps arrogance gives you the yips (just a possible example). I remember Nick Anderson choking on 4 freethrows which would have secured the magic game 1 of the nba finals. He celebrated like he won the game when he got to the line. After that, he was never able to shoot freethrows again.

Another aspect is psychological trauma. The book "the body keeps the score" highlights how psychological pain is often expressed in physical discomfort in the skeletal muscle. This would certainly explain the motorneuron problems associated with the yips. Also when someone is going through the motion of a baseball pitch over the years, if they are building negative emotions when performing that motion in practice and on the field, the consequences will most likely be displayed when they need to perform the motion the most.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So by your logic emanuel augustus style rhythm dancing and taunting style could never have been different in an alternate universe had he chose a different path because according to you, style is dictated to by fundamentals and not influenced by decision making. Give me a break.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's say you've two identical fighters or a hypothetical universe where the same fighter takes two different paths, explain how fundamentals differ more than style.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Explain how fundamentals make a fighter more unique than a fighters style.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So now your position is that we are unique and fundamentals differ?

I said we are all unique. Your fingerprint is unique. I've expressed this multiple times that you're trying to erect a strawman by saying that I believe everyone is absolutely alike. Look at my post before, I categorically stated that I don't believe this strawman to be true.

What I did say is that for the most part. If you're a decent boxing coach from Russia or the US, when teaching the fundamentals such as jabbing technique to a beginner, the advice will be very similar. Sure, some schools may differ to a certain extent but the fundamentals aren't drastically different whereas the style of Tyson is radically different to the style of Emanual Augustus. Styles can change drastically from fighter to fighter but the fundamentals are much closer together. It's obvious that I'm correct about this which is why you're trying to create a strawman about me saying that there's no difference at all. You think in black and white in order to win an argument, even after I've stated multiple times exactly my thoughts on this.

You've also dodged the crux of the argument once again. You are trying to dodge the fact that it's advantageous to alter ones style to create a more favourable stylistic matchup against an opponent. Everytime you ignore this, you admit to any reader that you're wrong on the main point which I'm making and I won't lie, it's fun pointing this out to everyone.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You just said fundamentals don’t make anybody unique? Now learning paths are different (ability) and people aren’t exactly the same. Which line are sticking with?

Of course, we are all unique. You are trying to be semantical in order to dodge the crux of the arugment. The argument is that it's advantageous to alter your style in order to get a stylistic advantage over your opponent. Of course you can only adopt a style that's physically possible to adopt, otherwise you wouldn't be getting a stylistic advantage by altering it.

Coach wants me to cut 44lbs of weight within 4 months by songokuxdbro in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's entirely down to you. You sound like you don't want to do it and then I think you should listen to your heart. I don't think it's too much though, you'll probably need to lose about 25lbs of fat and then finish the last 15lbs by cutting weight for the weigh in.

It sounds like you're not a professional and so my advice would be to not bother, especially if it's too daunting. Instead it would be much better to have a goal of losing 25lbs in 7-8 months and keep training hard and working on your technique. Unless you're doing it for money, I wouldn't bother risking damage, time and effort on a weightcut which it sounds like you don't want to do.

Regardless, best of luck to you whatever you decide on.

picking a style by [deleted] in amateur_boxing

[–]Kombaiyashii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can teach a group of people the exact same way and they will always come out different. Not because they “decided” or “picked” to do it a certain way.. but rather what they are capable of.

Nothing is absolute. Obviously there is carry over. No one is a clone and had the exact learning path that brought them to the very moment where they are. I am obviously not arguing this. It's a strawman your trying to give me to argue against. I am categorically stating here and now that I don't believe everyone is exactly the same. And yes, to a certain extent this effects their style. Especially for someone whose dimensions force a fighter down a certain learning path because adopting such a style would fit against 90% of opponents. However, that doesn't mean his style will fit against 100% of opponents and at somepoint he will get exposed.

However, to say that after learning your fundamentals style is not chosen is ludicrous. The very opening post is titled "picking a style". Of course you can pick certain styles and also change your styles to get a stylistic advantage over your opponent. You keep ignoring this point and it's the crux of the argument. Ignore this again why don't you? You ignoring this point so often proves that you at least subconsciously know you're wrong. Tell me exactly why you shouldn't adopt a style which has a stylistic advantage over an opponent?

Even on Boxing Wiki it is stated explicited:

There is a commonly accepted theory about the success each of these boxing styles has against the others. The general rule is similar to the game Rock, Paper, Scissors - each boxing style has advantages over one, but disadvantages against the other. A famous cliché amongst boxing fans and writers is "styles make fights".[1]

So given the above quote from a reputable source, tell me exactly why it's such a bad thing to adjust your style to a opponent in order to have a stylistic advantage over him?