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.
Many factors influence whether a punch hurts. In this post, I’ll focus on the pain from a punch (instead of its damage) and explain when punches hurt and when they don’t.
New boxers must adapt to the culture of boxing and learn what is acceptable. Failure to do so will result in some kind of retaliation by the sparring partner, the coach, or the other participants/teammates. I will lay out and explain some of the most commonly followed rules and expectations for beginner boxers.
Boxing has its official rules, but it also has some soft rules that almost all seasoned boxers know, and that rookies should know. In this article, I will lay out and explain five of the most general rules of boxing as a sport.
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 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.
If you ask anyone what boxing looks like, most people would imagine a boxer bobbing and weaving.