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Brandon Macrae

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Bran has been a student, coach and competitor in the boxing, Muay Thai, and kickboxing community for more than 15 years. In that time, he's trained at top fight gyms across the country and been lit up by Canadian boxing and MMA legends. Bran also hosts the Warrior Punch Podcast.

Advanced Boxing Tactics: Why Do Pros “Aim to Miss”?

A lot of boxing tactics are counter-intuitive; keeping our eyes open under fire, leading with our non-dominant hand, and tucking the chin are just...

How to Parry Punches: 10 Tips for Better Boxing Defense

Knowing how to parry punches will help you in any combat scenario, whether that's dojo kumite or Vegas Money fight. If you had to rank...

How to Block Punches Like a Pro

Learning how to block punches early in your boxing, muay thai, or MMA training is critical. Having a reliable and energy-efficient guard to fall...

Cloak and Dagger: How to Land More Punches in Boxing and MMA

Today we're going to teach you how to land more punches using a time-honoured fight strategy that applies to any martial art. The best...
Boxing film study

Boxing Film Study for Beginners

"Film study" is more than just a fancy term for watching fights. When done right, boxing film study is one of the best tools you can...
Best Boxing Body Protectors

Best Boxing Body Protector: Top 5 Picks and Gear Guide

No boxing gym is complete without a body protector. Focus mitt drills are great on their own, but strapping your coach into the best boxing...
benefits of yoga for boxing

8 Scientific Benefits of Yoga for Boxing

Yoga is a peaceful practice that cultivates health and well-being through challenging postures, movements, and breathing exercises. But did you know yoga can make you a...
best uppercut bag reviews

5 Best Uppercut Bags: Buyer’s Guide, Reviews, and Workarounds

Though ineffective at long range, the uppercut is a staple of inside fighting, allowing you to attack high-value targets like the chin and solar plexus...
ring generalship in boxing

What is Ring Generalship? Horn/Pacquiao Case Study

If you've been around boxing long enough, you've probably heard the term "ring generalship" thrown around by fans, commentators, or even your boxing trainer. But...
Roadwork for boxing

Roadwork for Boxing: Complete Beginner’s Routine

If you're not doing roadwork, you're not really training for boxing. The Marquess of Queensberry rules might outlaw running inside the ring, but it's one of the...

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