Judah Friedlander, Boxing, Devon discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science


Was a world champion baby. You gotta love it. Come on feels good. When like, okay, I have a friend. His name is Judah Friedlander. He is a comedian. And he wears a hat that says world champion on it and his whole thing people and people used to say when he was on stage. Like, what are you the world champion he'd be like everything? You I'm I'm one or two things one or things right on rings more than me. You came to the sport of professional boxing relatively late. What dress you into the ring? What was it for you? It wasn't that. I was drawn into the ring. It was that. I I kinda needed something to do. I was a professional dancer that was Michael when my brothers were doing martial-arts, I was dancing. So when I got injured, and I couldn't desert anymore. My brother's finally was able to get me into the sport of a karate. So. I really had no interest in boxing. I just kind of fell into the sport. So now, it's funny because you say dancing, and then boxing, but the to do have some connective tissue show is indefinite correlation because it's funny when people see me, boxing, they say like I'd move like a dancer because there's a lot of moving that ends up being my style. I'm more of a boxer than puncher. Because of that, you know, that's always argument between the two types of pugilist is the brawler and the boxer and the boxer is the is the person who's light on their feet. They're up on their toes. They're using the ring they're using the perimeters of the ring they're creating positioning with their with their body and making their opponent kind of position themselves put themselves out of position, and then the brawlers as the brawlers. Before it you. And I love fighting brawlers because they come at you. Right. And that's the whole reason they will do all the work for you. And you just a just have to make sure you can hit them before they get to you. Now, you touched on strategies, and you're thinking about the science using an opponent's momentum and the velocity toward you as what they think is an asset and you'll turn it around to make the disadvantage in an asset for you. So I'm thinking that rather is a grand chessmaster that is all strategy. Your other brother the kick box, which one taught you the most. Well, it's funny because Devon and his last name is actually Cormac story we reported. Join us for that. Turn it back on me by don't correct. The he's the one that actually got me into the sports. He got he tell you also that he taught MAURICE Ota play chess. Oh, the fame his that. He got us bowed into our perspective sports. So I'm going to say that Devon is actually the one that has been most influence on me. But I also learned chess. So that in a make strategy that is a integral part of my maximum too. So how much of that chess strategy? Did you bring to your book seeing in the middle of the find? I think for me, it's a majority of my sites always thinking move ahead. Follow to get them in a certain position. So that I can, you know, punch them or or if they adjust I should be to step some, you know, ahead of that. And will means like I got really placed in position, you might think you got there on your own. But it's really. I. That is a chess match to say, the least socially martial arts thing. The the biggest deal of deception to allow you to go for something you think is there. And then the way it's not. Exactly, exactly. This is why this natives will champion definitely. So in your in your training, I'm interested because this these things do interest me was your training also hard now skipping rope. Or did you employ new techniques? New technology. Are you one of those people that embraces the new? I hate weight training. Eight. Did it a little bit? But the thing is that even though I don't look like I'm getting older. My body was telling me that I was I had the problems from dance. I started getting in boxing, which were toward is ahead torn minutes..

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