Do you ever close your eyes or jerk around when you’re about to get hit? This is a natural response. Some people even say you can never fully “stop” it. However, with enough training and discipline, you can dramatically reduce your flinch response, or even use it to your advantage.
The way boxers position their hands in their stance is called their guard, and every guard has its strengths and weaknesses. This article will give you an overview of the different types of guards in boxing.
If you think about which defensive techniques are more spectator-friendly, you can get a rough idea about which of these techniques are viewed as better than other ones. This is where the idea of Passive and Active defense comes in.
This article covers a defensive tactic called “The Pull-Slip,” an effective maneuver for discouraging your opponent from proceeding.
Parrying is a defensive maneuver, where you swipe your opponent’s punch away.