Shadowball Boxing Basic at the 2015 Boxing Trade Show July 27, 2015 23:45
Markus, proving just how fast one could actually learn Shadowball boxing if they would take the time to practice the basics. Great work Markus!
Best learning process we've observed at the show:
1. Up close (12 to 18 in) from the wall with short-light semi-uppercuts, with hands at chest-level and ball bouncing at face-level or slightly higher. Downhill skiing have the “snowplow” technique for beginners - this technique is our snowplow. It all starts here.
2. When one can do this light bounce consistently, the next step is to slowly move back a few inches at a time while keeping the target height still at about face level or slightly higher. The brain makes all the necessary adjustments. The fact that you are trying to hit the same target height, your brain knows to punch with less upward angle and to hit the ball a little harder for the faster return needed to compensate for distance and gravity.
3. We've noticed that when one insists on starting far and punching hard, they go into this loop where they can only bounce once or twice and drop, but not enough action for the brain to process and learn from. Just imagine a first-time downhill skier refusing to do the snowplow technique, he or she will just keep on crashing, getting hurt, humiliated with nothing for the brain to process - except the impression that the task at hand is impossible. Patience friends, patience...