USA Boxing specifies that the target areas in boxing is everything in front of the boxer’s ears. This means that not only is the face a part of the target area but also the front of the body, i.e. everything under and in front of the armpit is also a part of the target area. In this post, I will briefly specify what targets one should aim for and the notable effects of hitting each area, provided that each is hit hard and accurate enough.
It goes without saying that anyone who calls himself/herself a boxer must have sparred at least once. Arguably, the most important skills in boxing are acquired only through sparring. To put it simply: a boxer who doesn’t spar is like a track athlete who doesn’t run.
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.
Positioning is when a boxer is obtaining an effective angle and distance relative to his opponent. In this post, I will cover how a boxer gets into position and what is a good position and what is a bad one.
Ring generalship is one of the central components of the scoring criteria of bouts, and it is often referred to in boxing.
This will be a short post about the punch numbering system in boxing. The numbering system can vary from coach to coach, gym to gym, but there is a standard way which most people learn when they first start boxing.
For the advanced boxer, here are short descriptions of selected and useful variations of the 2.
This article covers a defensive tactic called “The Pull-Slip,” an effective maneuver for discouraging your opponent from proceeding.