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What can I do to increase hip mobility for fights?

The hip escape drill can be a great way to enhance hip mobility, incorporate fighting strategy into practice, and teach the muscles of the core and arms to endure fatigue for long matches. To perform a hip escape, begin in a push-up position with your belly button drawn-in. Elevate and bend your right leg while at the same time picking your left hand up off the ground. Rotate to the right so that your shoulders and hips open up to the ceiling and extend your right leg through while pulling the left arm back. Once you begin moving rhythmically, you should feel as if your hips are rotating like a pendulum. Repeat this drill for three sets of 60 seconds. You can even use hip escapes as a regular part of your dynamic warm-up.

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