Jul 4 2012

Boxing Training Q/A: How To Remedy Dropping Your Hands In Sparring.

Hey Rob I have this problem but not when I hit the heavy bag when I spar I don’t bring my hands back high to my face but when i hit the heavy bag and shadow box I always bring my hands back to my face.. what can i do to get better at bringing my hands back to my face´╗┐ better when i throw punches in sparring other then just sparring? because I don’t get to go to the gym I go to that much.

You need to do drills to drill out that bad habit and to ingrain the habit of you keeping up your hands. Lay off sparring for awhile and get a friend to throw light punches at you when you drop your hands. If you have a habit of bringing back your right hand slow and low he can tap you with his right hand to make you keep it up. Same thing with the right hand, hook, and upper cuts. Drill that bad habit out cause it will cost you when you compete! Perform a drill like this 2-3 days per week for 2-3 rounds. Please let me know how it works for you and let me know if you need anything else.

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Aug 25 2010

Q/A: How To Build Reaction Speed.

I myself do boxing and ur videos are great, U have over 106 youtube videos so i was wondering as u are a trainer. With boxing I feel that I can hit well and move. however I don’t feel too fast to defend then attack. Is it more of a reaction then plan it in ur head? As in with your counter do u feel whats coming up next or do u think what to do – Thanks in advance. ArchstaRR

A motto in boxing is don’t think too much. Paralysis by analysis remember that.

Reacting to punches and timing comes with experience. Is not going to happen over night. Staying relaxed and focused helps, bit getting in there with different styles in a controlled setting helps even more at first.

Experience will almost allow you to develop another sense of anticipation.

Perform drills in a controlled setting with what you are having trouble defending. For example, try a parrying drill, as soon as your partner’s glove touches yours. fire right back, controlled but fast.

That will help. Just look at Manny Pacquiao, what makes him so dangerous is yes his speed, but more so his anticipation and his reaction in the ring. He doesn’t think, he reacts and reacts FAST. That’s why he’s the best P4P fighter in boxing.

Take your time and drill it until you become comfortable. Break it down then build back up.

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Feb 27 2010

Boxing Training Defense Footwork Workout: Cutting Off The Ring Drill.

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