Aug 22 2012

Boxing Training Q/A: The Essentials Of Boxing Defense.

Coach Rob, In order to keep the principal of hit and dont get hit, what should I do? Thanks, Kennedy.

Kennedy, There are several ways to defend a punch, move your head, use your hands to block, use your body to roll and weave under punches, and use your legs to slide out to the side and step away.

You can break each of these down in drills to master them and to effectively use these defensive techniques in the ring. Study very good fighters who used each of these different techniques. Tyson with his head movement, James Toney and Mayweather for their rolling with punches, Pernell Whitaker for his head movement, footwork, and angles. Winky Wright for his blocking punches.

Basically, after you throw a punch you have to be ready for what is coming at you by either moving your head, using your hands to block, rolling with your body, or using your feet to step to the side and THEN countering WHILE still being in position. That is what boxing is about. To hit, and not be hit, to evade a punch, YET be in position to land a punch.


Feb 23 2012

Boxing Defense: The Slickest Of All Time.

This is a great clip to study as it displays the greatest defensive masters of all time in action. Watching the best at work is a great way to stimulate new growth in your own boxing development. It keeps the bar raised high in your own boxing standards. Watch this clip, study it, and try to apply what these masters display in the gym.