Body Hooks

If a boxer wants to target the ribs of their opponent, there is no better punch than an explosive body hook. However, for many new boxers, throwing one may feel awkward because it is quite different from a high hook. This article introduces to the beginner boxer the body hook.

Blocking Punches

This article offers some guidelines for blocking in boxing. For rookies and seasoned boxers, blocking is probably the easiest active defense there is. Along with being relatively easy, it is probably the most effective active defense there is. What more could you ask for?

Slipping Punches

Slipping punches is the most basic form of dodging, at least in boxing. It is not easy to get wrong, but some would-be boxers manage to mess it up. However, when it is done successfully,  for a brief moment it makes you look untouchable.

The Straight

Being the second straight punch in a boxer’s arsenal, the straight is both fast and powerful. While the technique for a jab and hooks may vary depending on style, the technique for a straight requires more emphasis.