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How can I test my hand speed for defending against strikes?

Perform the Davies test. Not only does this test provide information with regards to shoulder stability, core stability and endurance, it provides information for upper body speed, agility and reaction time. Placing two pieces of tape on the mat thirty-six inches apart, the athlete places each hand on a mark maintaining a pushup position. When the timer starts, the athlete quickly moves one hand and touches the opposite hand, alternating sides for a total of fifteen seconds. The results are then documented.

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