How To Learn Advanced Boxing Techniques

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Step 1

The next thing you do is boxing fundamentals. So, what you will get into, you will get into some boxing fundamentals. You will get into how to throw a jab, how to throw a cross, you will eventually throw into your repertoire, hooks and upper cuts. When you get a little better, your instructor will teach you how to do some combinations. He will teach you some more fancy footwork, a little bobbing and weaving, he might set up some rope and have you duck it back and forth around just to get used to the fluid motion.

Step 2

And once you get good at that, he will take it to the next level. What he will do next is, he will teach you how to relax your arms, you will clench your fists, stay loose, take a hit, just keep your mouth shut, keep your chin down, keep your eyes up, maybe a switch-stance, maybe if you want to go south paw, that is basically the next step you will take. But it is a lot of repetition, that is what it is. He is just going to tell you "Hit the bag with your left hand for three minutes straight, rest. Hit the bag with your left hand for three minutes straight." You get the idea. You just keep doing it until it becomes second nature.

Step 3

So, once you learn the fundamentals of boxing, and you consider yourself in decent shape, the next step is to spar. That is when you go up against an opponent. The opponent will probably be better than you and probably be going at 50 percent. He will be swinging at you, emphasizing what you need to work on, for instance, this guy I sparred with, had a real problem defending the upper cut. So, he put me with a guy who was awesome with the upper cut, and I ended up spending most of my time looking up at the lights.

Step 4

What you learn in sparring is: the first thing to learn is not to lose your temper. Once you get angry and you start going at a person, your head is out of it and you are not concentrating, you are not thinking, you are just an animal, and the other guy, if he is cool headed, is going to see a lot of weaknesses flying at him. Now a mad guy, and the next thing you know, you will be on your back.

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Personally, my experience with boxing was great. I learned a lot. I learned how to take a hit, how to throw punches. I learned a lot of discipline, And it will put you in the best shape of your life.

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When did you first do this & how did you get started?

I have trained at a boxing gym with an ex-fighter.


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