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Boxing Training Tips: Learn Floyd Mayweather’s Offensive Defense

Today’s breakdown looks at Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto. Labelled “High Stakes,” the September 12th, 2015 match-up turned out to be another routine Mayweather dismantling. But it was instructive, as Floyd fights tend to be. Today’s masterclass is about head movement. Let’s look at the way Floyd blended offense and defense that night to hit and not get hit: That’s … Read more

How to Counter the Jab: 8 Techniques for Better Boxing Defense

In boxing, the jab is considered the most important punch. They say if you can’t establish the jab, you won’t land anything else. That adage says a lot about boxing defense, too: if you can shut down your opponent’s jab, you effectively shut down their offense (or at least reduce it to low-percentage Hail-Mary hay-makers thrown from too … Read more

Guide to Boxing Combos for Beginners

Killer uppercut bursts nose

You throw dozens of punch combinations in a training session. Some work perfectly, and the sequence is smooth from beginning to end. Others feel awkward, unnatural even, and disrupt the body’s natural mechanics. So, what makes for a sleek combination? Power? Speed? Elegant movement? All of the above? Why do some combinations flow like water … Read more

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 a few examples of the unnatural adjustments that beginners have to wrap their heads around. Likewise, beginners often resist the idea of intentionally missing or pulling punches in a sport where … Read more

Master Boxing – Left Hook

Master the Left Hook in Boxing

Master Boxing – Left Hook The left hook is the king of knockout punches. Everyone from Joe Frazier to Oscar Del La Hoya is proof that it can be the difference between winning and losing a fight if you know how to throw a left hook. However, throwing a left hook with the precision and power needed to floor your opponent isn’t as … Read more

Master Boxing – Cross

8 Tips to Master the Boxing Cross Punch

Today, we break down boxing’s meat-and-potatoes power punch. Throwing a punch in a straight line to your opponent’s chin with your dominant hand sounds like a no-brainer, but of course it’s not. As is often the case in boxing, the cross’s technical details challenge some of our natural punching instincts, making this shot a lot … Read more

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 the value of different techniques, parrying would be way up on boxing’s defensive hierarchy. Parrying offers more protection, hand control, and counter punching options than blocking or slipping, and being on the “receiving … Read more

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 back on makes sparring a lot less stressful for beginners, which speeds up the entire learning process. It’s generally understood that the sooner you develop your guard and learn how to … Read more

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 techniques are universal, meaning they’ll work equally well in the cage, ring, or piste, so we’ve combined MMA film study and fencing philosophy to highlight a boxing technique we like to … Read more

Master Boxing – Jab

When and how to use the jab

When most people think about ways to destroy an opponent, they think of killer hooks, powerful uppercuts, and a solid cross. But as you wind up to put power in these punches, they can be easy to see coming, and you need something to distract and set up the haymaker. Enter The Jab. If you … Read more

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