Jiu jitsu got cancelled. Sparred some friends.
Shadow box until starting to sweat
5 rounds, 5-7 min each, 1 min rest
One guy was 6' 2" and real big, but only knew the basics of kickboxing (jiu jitsu guy), and couldn't kick very high. Kept outside, used low kicks to disturb and set up, land a big shot, get out. Switched stances a lot. Only felt in danger once when he suddenly pivoted off a kick. Never really let him get too close.
Other guy was my height, but about 220 (I'm 170). He didn't know how to kick, but has been boxing most his life. Spent a round working him with kicks, let my hands get a little low. Next round got tighter, didn't kick a lot and played the hand game. Only took two hard shots, landed quite a few on him. Ended it with a stepping lead hook from southpaw to stomach.
Next dude was only 140 lbs, but really knew how to box, and had a good round. We went back and forth playing, when I would mix it up with kicks I dominated him, but felt I had openings he just couldn't capitalize on because of reach. Started boxing from outside to give him some work, and it evened up more, used my pivot to escape his rush. At the end I boxed up and was weaving shots, then ducked right into a left hook. It only scraped me, avoiding a solid hit, but gave me a little cut on my nose.
All in all, my partners weren't high level kickboxers, but it was some good training for distance mgmt and how to use kicks against a puncher. I felt controlled, didn't take any major shots. Landed a few of my own on every opp. Worked slipping alone a horizontal pole after, cooled down.
Back kicks are coming along nicely.
Want to choke someone soon.