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.
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.
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.
Part of landing a knockout punch requires, of course, power, but the other part of it requires timing.
The pendulum step is a rhythmic, quick back-and-forth step and is useful for amateur boxing.
Parrying is a defensive maneuver, where you swipe your opponent’s punch away.
An L-step is a distinctive step that boxers take to quickly move laterally. Moving laterally is necessary if you want to find more angles and openings for your shots.