Dec 20 2016

One Of The Biggest Mistakes Made In Training.

Jul 7 2014

Boxing Training Q/A: How To Relax Tense Fighters.

Hey Rob… Im a Boxing trainer here in miami at a gym called Fight Club. I boxed in the usa boxing amateur club years ago..
question: Ive got a couple bigger fighters that cant seem to loose the tension they build up while training. i tell them to relax but they cant seem to relax enough to gain speed and good form.
any ideas i can do to get them to relax? Thanks, Thomas.


Hey Thomas, first, how are they breathing? Are they breathing enough?  Are you saying when they are doing bag work they Are too tense? This is mental, have them take deep, full breaths until they can calm down, stop them when they get tense and have them breathe again, foam rolling is great for mayo facial release along with stretching to break up the knots and bring back ideal length tension to the muscles but again, it’s intention/ mindset that’s causing them to loose it. So deep breathing, lots of it, while slowing down the pace until they can work smooth will help a lot.

Mar 21 2014

I love using the maize ball with my fighters. Its an excellent tool to develop head movement and you also punch off that head movement as you slip the maize ball.

Moving your head causes a fighter to hesitate, if they hesitate they are ou…t of rhythm, having none, and that’s when you own and control them.

That of course is what boxing is all about, like chess, strategy and check mating your opponent with superior skill, strategy, and technique.

Here mma fighter Kevin Dupree is working it engraining head movement and his offense off of that.

Remember, offense flows off of sound defense.

Get and use this simple tool in your training.

Nov 11 2013

Boxing Training Tips: This Is How You Learn To Fight.

Nothing beats great sparring, nothing. No mitt work alone, no strength/conditioning workouts alone, nothing…

Life in the ring IS unpredictable.

If you are predictable in your training you get your ass kicked in the ring being the same.

I say if their is one element in spp training (skill) that is always unpredictable, it’s great quality sparring.

You learn so much about boxing in this sparring session here between two of the best middleweights of the 90’s.

THIS, is how fighters get better.

Training tools are just that, tools that sharpen the fighter.

School IS in session with quality sparring and learning is enhanced and even speeds up.

Larry Holmes once ran out of the ring during the Olympic trials out of pure fear.

How did he become a boxing master and control the heavyweight division for 8 years straight with is controlling jab?

By being Ali’s sparring partner. By learning from his many sparring sessions with him, so many incredible lessons taught in each session….

Sparring IS school, this is where you learn to get your World Champion PHd.

Training tools, mitts, bags, etc, are tools to sharpen a fighter’s technique.

Sparring is unpredictable, real, raw, and where fighters grow to new heights learning how to fight, the intangibles, the pure live beast fighting is, it’s all in sparring.

Watch this clip, school is in session between two legends.