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How can I increase my reaction time during hand fighting?

Reaction time may be defined as the point in time when an athlete actually recognizes when to react to some action, and how swiftly it’s done. Try defensive and reactive exercises to increase the speed of your reaction time. After performing your foam rolling and warm-up grab an opponent. Begin pummeling, jockeying, and hand fighting for position. Focus on maintaining good posture. Perform this exercise for two to three minutes. Another great defensive exercise is face down hand wrestling. Both of you begin in a push-up position facing each other. Take turns grabbing and driving each other’s hand out from under each other. Exercises such as these will cause you to become unbalanced as well as react in a vulnerable and defensive state.

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