Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and will by throwing punches with gloved hands.
Ever since the beginning of time, men have been hitting each other using their fists. Boxing is the modern avatar of this prehistoric urge to fight, which transformed it into a sport by which two boxers have a go against one another wearing boxing gloves, for any series of one to three minute rounds. Points are awarded for every legal blow that arrives at the opponent, and a winner is declared based on who is left standing in the ring, or the boxer that has the most points. While it is a physical and sometimes brutal contact sport, wherein blood is often seen in the ring. It’s also sometimes called the sweet science because of the agility, grace, and speed required of boxers. Here are few basic boxing training tips your trainer: These boxing tips will improve your boxing training, boxing punching, and boxing defense.
- Stay calm and punch lighter around the bag so you can last more rounds, keep the form together, and punch sharp. This will allow you to get in more minutes of quality bagwork. You want to have energy to hit the bag with correct form and your punches snappy, instead of spending much of your bagwork panting and huffing to show that you have “heart”. Don’t waste energy revealing on the bag – nobody cares.
- Don’t workout till complete failure. Get tired, break a sweat, and just push yourself a little more each day. If you go until failure everyday of the week without a reason, you’ll probably overtrain and quit boxing soon.
- Drink lots of water. One cup every hour minimum!
- Make friends during a workout session, be humble, and ask people for boxing tips. When another boxer beats you, ask him how he did it; you might be surprised at how helpful he may be at showing you your own weaknesses.
- Turn your whole body into the punch. If your feet are slow, (most people have slow feet at first) you will find that punching a little slower actually hits harder than punching faster. So quite simply, punch as fast as your body can change so you won’t sacrifice power. Again, make use of your whole body instead of just the arms to punch.
- Throw short hooks, short uppercuts, and short rights but long jabs.
- You don’t also have to throw one knockout punch to another. Combo light and hard punches and use head movement to fake your opponent. Remember that the harder you try, they harder they will counter, and also the harder you will get hurt. Calm down and throw the hard punches when you are aware they’ll land.
- Never forget to go to your body. Try a jab to the head, and right hand to the body. When you’re in tangible close, lean your head inside to smother him and throw 2-3 body punches.
- Throw 3-5 punch combos maximum. You don’t need 10-punch combos – all those do is sap your energy and leave you open to counters. Don’t even practice these for the time being.
- Breathe out when you punch and try to look at your target when you punch. Don’t hold your breath and don’t consider the ground. Learn to keep your eyes open throughout the heat of the battle!
- Let your hands go! Don’t wait around forever to allow your opponent hit you all day. Throw something even if it doesn’t
land. Keep him thinking and keep your eyes open for more punching opportunities.
- Stay calm and never stop breathing. If you’re beginning to panic, ask the other guy to slow down so your mind and body can get caught up.
- Hold your hands high, elbows low, and move your face.
- Don’t waste energy running around the ring, simply take one step and pivot taken care of if your opponent is overly aggressive. Think of yourself as a matador pivoting out of the way because the bull misses. Don’t forget hitting him back.
- Don’t lean back and don’t bring your eyes off your opponent when you’re taking punches (this is especially hard for most beginners). Establish your ground and defend it with hard counters. Pivot so that you don’t get countered.