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.
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.
Nutrition for boxing can be very different than nutrition for other sports. This article will focus on what boxers in particular need for great boxing.
One of the key reasons for the rising popularity of boxing in recent times is the fitness it can provide. Many people do acknowledge that boxing is one of the best ways to get in shape and stay in shape. In this article, I want to aggregate the fitness benefits of boxing.
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?
The last punches to learn are the uppercuts. An uppercut is a punch that is thrown upwards instead of straight ahead (jab and straight) or looping to a side (lead and rear hooks).
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.
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.