"Baby, you better train EVERY part of your body" - Bruce Lee ... See MoreSee Less
Not everyday Fitness, Boxing & Martial Arts, somedays just taking in my beautiful sisters wedding day. 💍👰🏾👌🏾 X ... See MoreSee Less
Simona BajenaruSherry said it so well! ❤️ A beautiful story unveiled with just one amazing picture! Congratulations to the newlyweds!🎉8 months ago · 1
Sherry Robertslove this ~ strong family resemblance, pride and happiness shining through x8 months ago · 3
Lamorna CoveAbsolutely gorgeous. Many congratulations to your gorgeous sister Darren. X8 months ago · 1
Really happy to post this far from perfect video to demonstrate how this pad work game is a constant process. Here's what we can take from this short clip.
1. I've been at this for over 10 years and still make mistakes (albeit very rarely 😉)
2. It's all about the timing and rhythmic connection between striker and pad holder.
3. Repetition is always King 👑
5. I'm still optimistic that maybe one day @sanbains will throw shots AND keep his back hand up! 😆
The final sequence is as follows -
1. Jab, Lead Hook, Cross
2. Lead Hook (body), Lead Hook (head), Cross
3. Lead Uppercut, Rear Uppercut, Cross
4. Double Slip
5. Lead Hook, Cross
6. Double Jab (reset).
This👆🏾 is #Alphapadwork ... See MoreSee Less
"Freestyle Rounds" where there's no direct instruction therefore we take the opportunity to build repetition and reaction times both offensively through random shot selection and defensively via blocks and head movement.
Here we use the following four generic defence and counters in an attempt to instate "Auto-Pilot" defensive and countering skills.
1. Slip into Cross
2. Slip into Lead Hook
3. Rear Cover into Lead Hook
4. Lead Cover into Rear Uppercut.
THIS ☝🏾️is #Alphapadwork ... See MoreSee Less
"One must make the Warrior Walk his Everyday Walk"
- Miyamoto Musashi ... See MoreSee Less
Some light contact sparring from yesterday's session focusing on movement with counter striking for myself along with educated pressure for @sanbains geared towards a high guard, lots of head movement and cutting off this huge space to force the exchanges. 1min doesn't do the session justice this was a real breakthrough week for him.
No cuts, No breaks, no KO's, No Concussions just Intelligent work and semi-violent fun between friends. ... See MoreSee Less
A few thoughts regarding Sparring! Will be posting some dynamic footage later this evening of some light contact movement. Shout out to @coach_kavanagh for the quote I use within the video regarding "software upgrades" and the amazing team he's assembled over at @sbgireland. ... See MoreSee Less
Sean TuckerI never thought of it that way, many thanks for your thoughts I'll defiantly go into sparing with a new mind set.9 months ago
Putting in work with Roy and I'm very happy that he's still sharp and has full comprehension of the complex #alphapadwork language after close to a month out. Just shows that repetition is King! We're Using #alphapadwork as a weight loss application and so far we're 147kg down to 118kg with the target firmly set on 100kg. 💪
Combination breakdown is as follows -
1. Jab, Cross (body), Lead hook (head), Cross
2. Lead Hook (body), Lead Hook (head),
3. Cross, Roll, Cross
4. Double Jab (Reset) ... See MoreSee Less
Just my two cents on finding your constant or finding your anchor through life's ups and downs to keep yourself grounded and maintaining perspective. For me it will always be Fitness and Martial Arts. Where do you go? ... See MoreSee Less
Honoured to take in an exceptional wedding day with my clients who have very much become friends over the last 12 months assisting in their body transformations. The beautiful bride @ayselouiseavci and powerful Ervine Gopaul hosted an exquisite marriage at Chiswick House, so grateful I could be a part of their day. #ervineandayseswedding #bride #groom #noteverydaysportswear #sometimesgentleman ... See MoreSee Less
In the midst of another testing week it stands true that there's nothing a strong coffee ☕️, extraordinary music 🎧 and an intensive workout 💪🏾 can't fix. #coffee #music #theinternet #gowithit #vicmensa #egodeath #coffee #fitness #mindmanagement #allday ... See MoreSee Less
#King #warrior #magician #lover #fighter #champion #poet #politicalfigure #humanitarian #muhammadali #thegreatest 🙏🏾 ... See MoreSee Less
"All day Work!"
6 X 5min rounds on a 30 second rest interval and here we are exhausted, burnt out but still digging deep in the final round trying to nail this complex chain combination with Alpha Certified trainer Simeon White.
Ps shout out to Ringside on the excellent new gloves! Finally, pain free punching 🙌🏾
The 23 shot sequence is as follows -
1. Jab, Lead Round kick, Cross, Outside Low kick
2. Double Lead Hook, Slip, Lead Hook, Cross
3. Rear Uppercut, Lead Hook into the left Pivot, Cross, Lead Hook (body)
4. Jab, Cross, Angle Right, Cross, Lead Round Kick.
5. Cross, Walking Lead Knee, Cross, Hook, Pivot left.
6. Rear Uppercut (body), Lead Hook, Rear High Kick to finish.
THIS 👆🏾 is #Alphapadwork.
Give it a try yourself, practice each individual combination from 1-6 and slowly connect the dots to form your complex chain Alpha Combo tag me in and any questions please ask. ... See MoreSee Less
A devastating one punch KO from @canelo to illustrate why we have weight classes in combat sports.
All the respect in the world to @amirkingkhan who has balls of steel and boxed beautifully for 4 rounds until Alvarez made those tactical and timing related adjustments to find his range, a very calm and calculated performance indeed. 👏🏾
Surely @gggboxing is the ONLY fight that makes sense for Saul Canelo Alvarez now... Right? and let's see Amir back down at 147lbs to close out an outstanding career. ... See MoreSee Less
Combination of the week Vol. 6
"Angle with a Level change"
Hypothetically we're starting this combination at short range before circling the opponent to complete the sequence of shots.
1. Rear Uppercut, Lead Hook, Cross.
2. Use the retractive energy from the cross to angle right (in this case from the orthodox stance, Southpaws will angle left) making sure to maintain stance integrity I.e. No Crossed feet! By moving the rear foot in a circular lateral motion first. More on this later through the Alpha Padwork YouTube channel!
Once we set the stance in the new position.
3. Cross, Lead Hook (head), Lead Hook (body), Cross.
Level change at the legs and distribute body weight into the lead leg to maximise power of the body shot targeting the floating rib, liver or solar plexus. (Dependant upon opponents movement and reaction) The Added benefit of having your hips loaded like this is that defensively it helps take your head off centre too! From this deep loaded position drive through the legs again as you level change from low to high back to the head to deliver the power cross.
4. Triple Jab to reset.
Have a play with cutting angles and level changing through padwork, heavy bag, shadow boxing or sparring and tag me in using #Alphapadwork
Enjoy! And any questions I can help with please ask! I want to make #Alphapadwork one of the best fitness, boxing and martial arts profiles on social media by offering tons of value that you can immediately start to implement to your training.
#Oss 👊🏾 ... See MoreSee Less
12 X 60m sprints (60mSprint/60m recovery Walk) to drive my metabolism and fat burning abilities through the roof.
Bored of hours of steady state cardio to "preserve muscle" 😴 please show me a fat sprinter?
Just completed week three of my 12 week Alpha body transformation. 5kg down and tons more athletic already. 💪🏾 To be continued... ... See MoreSee Less
Simona BajenaruCommitment and consistency at its best - not only teaching but doing it too! 🏆Congratulations, Darren! 👏🏻1 year ago · 1
"Make me Believe it!"
Again, working some application on the pads this time with the feint.
The feint is a great way to draw a reaction from an opponent in order to set up the power shot. This is especially helpful if the opponent is faster than you, has exceptional head movement or both.
The following combination consists of the feint jab to the head in anticipation that the opponent defends this technique before sinking a power cross to the (now vulnerable) body. We then level change back to the head to see out the cross into lead hook. This is an example of "Educated pressure" you can't just hope to walk up to a high level fighter and punch them in the face. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that, you have to be savvy and set things up as you move through the levels of competition.
1. Feint the Jab to draw a reaction.
2. Level change (Hi-Lo) with hard Cross (body)
3. Level change (Lo-Hi) Cross, Lead hook.
Next we need to work on @sanbains standing there admiring his work after the combination with flat feet, hands down and chin up 😂😂😂
This 👆🏾 is #Alphapadwork. ... See MoreSee Less
6 X 5min #Alphapadwork Rounds on a 30 second rest interval got me looking like this 👆🏾. Tank was empty after the 4th with rounds 5 and 6 only down to will and desire.
Ask yourself, what's the outcome I'm looking for? And are my actions conducive to that outcome. There's nothing wrong with being uncomfortable, you'll be fine! 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
We're always mindful of application when using the #Alphapadwork training system and here I demonstrate how this application is translated back into the pads.
The following sequence provides a safe angle away from the power hand (in this instance my right cross from the orthodox stance) followed by a short counter combination to both head and body.
1. Slip and Pivot with the Jab.
(To opponents blind side)
2. Throw the overhand shot
(over their existing jab).
3. Level change to drill the Lead Hook to the body.
(Targeting the liver or solar plexus).
Yes, Padwork is an unbelievable fitness tool but let's try to make sure we can apply the boxing and martial arts combat principles too so that we keep the deficit between pad work and actual fighting as small as possible.
Give this a try, bridge the gap between combat and fitness tagging me in @alphapadwork ... See MoreSee Less