- Set Point control- not something that I see a lot of people talking about, but a very effective and beneficial concept to understand. In a nutshell, before someone can attack you (whether it be striking or grappling), they must get “set”. Learning how to prevent this and get off first (since the one attacking always has the timing advantage) will go a long way towards making you a much more effective fighter.
This is something I’m aware of for some time now, though I never found anything about it in literature.
Do you know some sources you could share?
Lyoto Machida is a master in exploiting that, while the Klitschkos had such a long “set phase” for the most time of their career, that I considered it Vlad’s greatest weakness.
I must add, however, that this is a very advanced technique. I’m not sure if a beginner could make good use of it.[/quote]
I can’t offer any written sources unfortunately. But Joe Lewis has a whole DVD on it. It’s not an exhaustive resource by any means, but he does explain the strategy fairly well and gives some decent drills to help develop it.
Honestly I agree though, it’s gonna take a while before you are proficient enough at it to make it work against a trained opponent (and even then, no strategy works 100% of the time).
Like I said earlier, unless you were ungodly athletic (unbelievable reflexes, speed, power, timing, etc…) or under the watchful eye of a master instructor and trained 24/7, you’re probably gonna get your ass handed to you (and even then it’s likely).
Really I think the most you could hope to get from this experience is just that, experience. You’ll know what it’s like to get beat (hopefully the guy you’re fighting is nice enough to end it quickly), what it’s like to actually get in the ring and fight, and hopefully you’ll have started on your way to learning how to actually fight.