BOXING BASICS PDF
I made this complete basic boxing guide for all beginner boxers, filled with The basic boxing stance is supposed to be easy for beginners to. ple who approve and support the Art of Boxing as a wholesome and legitimate means of physical recreation and exercise, enjoyed for the purpose of benefiting . Elbows should be close to the ribs for protection against Body punches as shown in 2. Hands split just enough so boxer can have a clear and unobstructed view.
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The Training Pillar of the Grassroots Manual has been developed with the Grassroots Training Pillar is to share successful boxing methodologies with new . Boxing requires a lot of self-discipline, high tolerance level, courage, and unique defensive expertise. This tutorial explains the fundamentals of boxing, such as. maximum allowable weight for each weight class (i.e./ a boxer boxing at A. a DPE trainer is present with training bag in one of the boxing rooms during.
Save your energy for the later rounds. Start throwing harder punches, and fight back without being reckless.
Throw your most effective punches, as many as you can. Be aggressive but not reckless. Empty your tank before the bell rings.
Basic Fighting Styles These are some general ideas to fighting different kinds of opponents.
Ultimately, you will have to improve your conditioning and technique to improve your fighting ability. As your boxing skills develop, so will your ability to handle different kinds of opponents. And even then, there will always be someone who easily negates your style. Power puncher — either use a good defense or move alot. The goal is to avoid his punches without using more energy them him.
That means to use fast punches, not power punches. Once you do, you can try more powerful shots. Every beginner should at least start with this basic fight strategy. You can use this in hard sparring or even in a fight.
The goal is to score some points without leaving yourself completely open. You can get very far if you do this right. These are some general ideas to fighting different kinds of opponents. Ultimately, you will have to improve your conditioning and technique to improve your fighting ability.
As your boxing skills develop, so will your ability to handle different kinds of opponents. And even then, there will always be someone who easily negates your style.
Power puncher — either use a good defense or move alot. The goal is to avoid his punches without using more energy them him. That means to use fast punches, not power punches. Once you do, you can try more powerful shots.
Be smart and aim with good punches. Come closer to him to take away his punching space or use a solid guard to block many of his punches. Try to trade punches and see if you can get them to tire out. The goal is to get into range without getting hit or using too much energy. A good idea is to aim for the chest to force him to block there, then go for the head or the stomach.
Is there a difference if i exhale through my mouth? Exhaling through the mouth will slow down your breathing which can help you reserve more air for more punches. By the way, thanks for your advice — I think I might have found a gym nearby with a heavy bag that will let me train. Keep up the awesome work! John N…. Thank you so much for all this material! Is there anyway we can make donations to your website? Hi, donations would be humbly accepted.
Please send me an email is on the contact link bottom of the website and I can give you my paypal address from there. Thank you. Could you explain this? Everyone uses it. The thing is: When pros do the step-drag, it looks effortless and natural.
Outstanding compilation sir! That aside, I am curious how often you run across trainees that, after a few months, develop lower inner shin splints from the combination of jumping rope and jogging days a week my current issue. I chose to take two months off for the holiday season to rest up as well as using the money saved for Christmas.
Back to my main point, I thought I could work through the shin splints more irritable on left than right but this proved to be a mistake. Is this just a case of too much too soon? I used to get shin splints all the time in track and field. But that will stretch you. I really wish you lived in Australia so I could come and train at your gym hahaha. My diet is pretty damn good and I get decent amounts of sleep every night. In your opinion, should be taking a little time off to rest and recover? Have you felt the same way before, and if so how did you push past it?
One week I noticed that I was tiring out and not able to perform as well as usual. I consulted my coach who discretely obseverd me that day. Before I left, he asked how my water intake was because he noticed I was hardly sweating despite my usual efforts. He informed me that I should be taking in about a gallon just under 4 litres a day.
I followed his advice and was doing much better the next week. Learn to cycle your training and give yourself breaks. The breaks give you time to realize things and your muscles to come back stronger.
Hey Johnny, I need some advice… I am a 18 year old short and muscular guy. I think your obvious problem is a lack in skill. Otherwise, you have no choice but to continue getting beat up or go to a new gym. Too old for boxing at 18? Bernard Hopkins started at 26, and look at him. Or better yet, find another gym. As for fighting…I would say that you need to work on keeping your distance with footwork.
Trying to stay inside or anywhere without being able to see your opponent is asking for a knockout. Look for openings. Remember, every time he punches he leaves an opening, so take advantage of it! I too started out in rural town in Southwest New Mexico. My heavybag was hung between two trees and my speedbag platform was attached to the Clothes line when people used to hang clothes to dry. I also sparred with my dad alot. It has not been easy but growing up in a small town is no excuse not to follow your dreams.
If you want it bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. Thank you for the fast reply. A bag can be used for developing technique or developing conditioning, or even both. My point is to focus more on the skill aspect. I think the biggest problem with the scoring system is corruption, not necessarily the scoring system itself. Whatever rules the organization uses, it has to abide by them.
I have just started sparring at a gym and i have only been training for 2 months. My coach says im way farther than most beginners but i still have a lot to work on. One of the things is being able to punch through my target and my whole misunderstanding of power in my combination punches. The next thing is, should i be utilizing power in every punch for a combination or should i use it for the one punch i feel i can tag him with?.
This question is far more complicated than you think. You can throw power punches in combinations only if they land. Otherwise, committing to a big shot could leave you vulnerable.
Well, if all you need is a body then any person will do friend, local martial arts club. MMA gyms are another option. Thank you for sharing your motivational story with me, Joaquin. I know there is no excuse for someone to not pursue their dream. Johnny, what is your prediction on the outcome of the 4th fight by Manny Pacquiao VS. Manuel Marquez. Random question: I am attending a MMA gym that teaches boxing and thats all i want to learn.
The gym always has the same people, all of them are pro mma fighters and no true boxers. There are virtually no beginners, just the same pro mma guys. Sparring isnt an issue but im not learning anything new. Basically im seen as another guy in the gym, more so a new kid. All i do is go in and hit the bag, there are no classes, and the supposed head boxing coach always looks at what i do and laughs. Should i continue this little game or part ways and find a better gym?
I have been on the prowl for a good gym that actually teaches for 2 years and no dice. Im in Georgia. Look up the local amateur boxing shows and see where the teams are located. I recommend heavyweights to do all the same drills as any boxer. To Johnny N, Thank you so much sir!
I have been a big fan for boxing for over 3 years now and have been trying to get involved in the sports for this time and have been struggling. Keep looking around at local clubs, maybe the MMA ones. It would be a good fit for someone like you. I think they are really great and has inspired me to get into boxing.
I use to be really into weight lifting working out 5 days a week 1 hour a day. I was wondering if you do any workouts at home and if you could write an article or video of the equipment you would need to do so?
Also if you could do videos of a full one round of your workout? Videos that shows one round on heavy bag, speed bag, double end bag, shadow boxing and etc.
Kind of like a workout dvd and your our own trainer for us who want to do this at home for a workout. Thank you again keep up the good work. Basically just a begginner and having trouble relaxing whilst training, always very tense and whilst being tense all the time i run out of energy real quick. How do you practice punching quicker without loading up?
When im told to snap the jab out i just naturally load up to speed my punches up and having trouble loosing this bad habit?
Keep training. Beginners will have to spend some time before you get any good at it. Boxing is hard! Learn to relax by doing more slow relaxed shadowboxing.
Thanks so much Johny……. Your articles are magical………. No but I do have a video on the step-drag. Watch it out here: I do that when I throw like a stepping jab or a lunging hook.. Is that a bad habit? I always find more power that way. Thanks very much. Hi Johnny, Great article and I appreciate your time and effort in sharing your boxing knowledge.
I want to train my midsection. Do you have any tips how to train my midsection that is functional to boxing. I started training this year and I really enjoy boxing. How I wish I was 10 years younger.
I am 28 yrs when I started to have a formal training in this sport.
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Thanks and God bless. Well…there are a ton of core exercise routines. You can look them up online and try some. All core exercises are pretty functional to boxing.
Some more so than others. Yow johnny i have an important question. Yes, you can use soft contacts for sparring. You can check out my instructional guides for sale on this site and also the free videos on my youtube channel. Very minimum light dumbbell weights as most for beginners. Calisthenics are more important for beginners. I just starting boxing this year n this guide is really helpful.
I was wondering if u have any advice for me because I am really skinny n really want to bulk up thnx again!! Is it ok that I can only do a push up, run for about 9 minutes and train with my boxing gloves A pair of cheap Everlast gloves unfortunately? Do what you can. Everyone has to start somewhere. Keep improving what you can do and go from there. Good luck, Kim! Keep up the great work! Preferably, find one with other women in it. Good luck, Becky. Any tips on attention?
You learn how to watch fights by being in them yourself. Most of them are just guys with journalism or communication degrees or hookups and have probably never been in the ring. Johnny; Thanks so much for your videos and expertise. I am 57 years old and my son recently dragged home a heavy bag and so I have gotten hooked on working out with it.
I have been working out for a bit under a month and am up to about 25 rounds per week. I am working on snapping my jabs, keeping my hands up and learning hand speed. Soon I am going to try adding combinations. I usually throw thirty left and right jabs per round along with some rapid intervals. I am trying to pays arrention to head and feet movement too.
I augment my boxing with training for a road race 10K. Right now I am focused on learning technique rather than power. I am not sure where I want to take the boxing but it does help with confidence and conditioning.
Any additional advice for an old but game guy? Thanks again. Your videos are wonderful teaching tools! Train in a gym. Keep boxing! Thxx a lot man… I learned the basics I. No exp. I only have looked at your videos. And I think I can fight. Yea ok. No training for boxing at all. What am I gettin myself onto. I guess you gotta start somewhere. Get my feet wet. Whoever competes good will be considered to training. Here goes Johnny the experts videos. Of course we have to start somewhere, but if I were you, I would have joined a gym and had the guidance and experience of a coach along with the proper training and sparring.
Good luck. With that said, learning at home without a trainer would be 10 times slower compared to someone training at a gym. The most definitive, the most extensive article on boxing for beginners. I learned so much from this. This will help me become better in boxing. I figured that as I was hitting this thing, I may as well find out how to do it properly and found this site.
I got my ass handed to me with 50 yes 50! So much for benching big! Welcome to boxing, Matt! Keep working at it. Hey man, if you keep your body and arm completely relaxed will your fist naturally tighten at the moment of impact, or is it something you have to learn how to do. Glad to see this website! I am very new in boxing and I could say I am extremely enjoying it.. Do you have any tips since the pictures look like you planted your feet. Look forward to your response Nathan.
Staying on your toes and bouncing is definitely tiring. The more you want to move, the more you have to relax to allow your body to move easier.
Hi, this is really interesting. I am 21 yrs old. I want to learn and practice boxing. I am total beginner in case I start to box and workout exercises. Someone help me, i am waiting to hear advices…. Somebody told you your DNA might not allow you to improve your physique? Ahahaha, oh man please slap them and tell them to pull their head out their ass lol. Thanks Mister T. I have down rope jumping with multiple times of tripping for 10 mins and dumbbell workout for biceps and some body weight squats.
My toe skins are teared and my knees really hurt. I know no pain- no gain.
So please guide me and encourage me.. It sparked a genuine interest in boxing. I will be looking into taking boxing sessions in the near future. Hello, I took up kickboxing a few months ago and found this website incredibly helpful in kickboxing as well. Thank you for posting a lot of good information. Let me know what you think about this, please. What can i do to improve that? Any advice? Keep working and training on things as much as you can. Some movements can be very awkward. I have several videos on Youtube you can watch for head movement.
Go through them and try the different suggestions I make in the videos. Two more questions what should be the time gap between workout and breakfast for weight gaining morning workout? Is kickboxing an advanced version of boxing? Eating more food will not revitalize the energy lost during sex. If you need to eat, EAT!
Kickboxing is a different sport. Boxing has less weapons and less complexity it seems but in fact goes far more into detail in all the tiny nuances of technique and strategy. Came across your page by accident…. Hi I just turn 26 can I start boxing and become a good boxer. I really like boxing and I think this is the thing I should do its late. Hey I just wanted to thank you for all you hard work putting this site together and sharing your boxing knowledge. Greetings from Australia.
Hi Jonny, thanks for this fantastic guide and all your videos. I am a 26yr old girl and began boxing about half a year ago, but in French which is not my best language, so it is great to see some things clarified and laid out so clearly. I box in a welcoming but totally guy-dominated gym, and was wondering if you have any plans to write a guide for girls? I have totally fallen in love with this sport and wish more girls would give it a go!
I do have plans to write a guide for girls eventually, Anna. I ended up writing one myself: Hey Anna, sweet write-up! I enjoyed reading it.
I loved all the little details you put about how males look at females in boxing gym. Hello Johnny. My name is Irvin and i want to get back into boxing again. I trained for a bout a year and a half but I havent been able to train since May of last year.
Is there anything I can do to help regain my boxing skills? Any help would be appreciated. Ok, thanks for the help. Find a way. Or offer to do some clean-up work at the gym so they let you train there a few hours. Hi Johnny N I love your articals! And also when do you think I spar im not sure as I am so young!
So my question is. Not interested in low intensity training here. Any comments replying to my question here would be appreciated.
Working a job is a big factor, so it would be interesting to know if the times are when working or on days off. So, in a nutshell, although I already know that there is not a specific answer to this question — how long do you push yourself to train for intensely per day?
And for how many days? And why have you decided on this time per day schedule? Kevin, I think your answer is complicated as you already know. How long does a person workout in the gym for? It could range. Same with boxers, even competing boxers. Some spend only 2 hours, some spend 5. I imagine somewhere in between is a solid range. As for splitting it up, some do it all at once. The usual routine is to run in the morning and train in the afternoon.
Much appreciated. I have a rather unusual question for you — do you know of any resources for people with specific disabilities who would love to box? Here is my issue — I have a specific disability that means I cannot take body shots.
It would put me in the hospital or kill me ostomy, research it for more info. But I love boxing and Muay Thai, and would love to be able to actually spar or even compete in a setting where they have allowances for specific issues like this. Have you any knowledge of groups like this, or specific protective equipment that could help someone like me? Wear a huge body shield shield and go for head shots only. Perhaps you can also ask your doctor about this. I just finished all 8 days and am going to redo all of them again, they really are killers!
They already made a LOT of improvement in the way I stand, move, and box. I can feel the improvement in my balance when I throw punches while moving in shadowboxing and sparring as well as leg speed and precision, and also my punching power! Thanks a lot Johnny, keep up the great work! Thank you for the awesome feedback. Awesome article Johnny N!
The best Boxing Blog on the internet, hand down. Thanks for breaking everything down and keeping it simple. I am terrible for over training and going to extremes. In a nutshell: Great website and you expose the sport of boxing as beautiful as it always has been by focusing on nuances and approaches that can only be picked up on by someone who loves and analysis the sport in detail with passion.
I agree with your changes in attitude, Kevin. Thank you so much for this site! This is great inspiration to get in the best shape of my life and have some fun doing it.
I plan to get your videos and books, and find a local gym. What age do you think a child can start learning to box? Children can and should learn from any age. Hey Jonny Id like to start boxing, Im 16 and this was the first website i clicked on for the basics and training….
I used to be in Tae Kwon Do for a couple months but it just wasnt my kind of thing, other than that i have never tried any type of fighting and have never gotten into a fight myself. Ive always had an interest in boxing since i was a kid but just never had the time to start any training for it. I would appreciate it alot if you could give me any other advice for a beginner and im hoping that i can have a future in boxing. I have the mentality for it and i know that if i try hard enough i can be very good some day.
Jonny N. I am a 16 year old who wants to be great in boxing and compete. I hope to become a great boxer and become proud and feel victorious. I was just wandering if I should lift weights to gain strength first then go into boxing training or should I only do boxing training.
Because I have heard that it is bad to lift weights for boxing. Thanks for your time. Hey man liaten my story is a bit long I a, from lebanon and live there I cant find any gyms that my father can accept he says that there are dirty minded people in this club that takes drugs and exct… ok i get it but i have been telling for a year to find a club at saida so please if u can try to find me a club at sidon,lebanon i am really excited for boxing I will admit it i dont have thatmuch power and muscles i am only tall and skinny but I have a strong heart please tell me any club for a 15 year old boy pleade man and thank you.
Is it right? Hey Jonny first of all thanks my life changed alot since i start trying boxe in this website… I am not in a gym and there arent gyms here or near, so i think you guys could think about who boxe at home some tips and tricks… Thanks once again! I luv boxing. But due to my family commitments I need to work. Bt still I want to learn boxing nd compete. Despite of my age factor and time restrictions can I become victorious in boxing? Pls guide me. Hi I am completly new at boxing I am 14 years old.
I wipl be working out 5 times a week usuallyfy average 50 minutes outsidee of boxing training. I eat little junkfood. I Know the basics of boxing and I am looking for tips and work outs strategies. Weight 46 kgs last time I checked 1or two months ago. A few tips to counteract muscle cramps too…please. I fight even though it hurts, but it still is pretty annoying when you wanna make a good move but the ache just ruins it all.
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Throw some overhands over her jab. Hard ones…that might be enough to keep her from launching so many jabs. I kinda have a weird tendency to forget things far too often.
Thanks for the tip, dude! Sorry for bothering Mr. Johnny,but what weight i mean the weight of a person can learn boxing? I once wish to join a gym but instead they told me that im not fitted enough to learn it. The reason are that i have a overweight problem.
Its is to learn boxing,first thing required are fit body? Please help me as i love boxing but because im overweight so im unable to learn anything at all other than only jab. I am 41 and started just yesterday home boxing with a punching bag.
My newly chosen way of exercise. This is a great tutorial for me as a beginner. Dude, you are the absolute dopest Johnny. I have been looking for a website like this AND an article exactly like this. I stumbled upon gold on the internet here. I started hitting the bag to just deal with some personal stuff and fell in love with boxing instantly.Please, be respectful.
Of course we have to start somewhere, but if I were you, I would have joined a gym and had the guidance and experience of a coach along with the proper training and sparring. Exhale sharply on every shot. C You bite your tongue. The truth is, and this is especially true of boxing , an ability to move smoothly and swiftly in all directions without over commitment whilst maintaining a rock solid base so at any given moment you are able to execute powerful punches with good balance and firmly planted 4 feet is just as important as learning the actual punches themselves.
The sport would later resurface in England during the early 16th century in the form of bare-knuckle boxing sometimes referred to as prizefighting. His punches should land short and your jab should connect.
I have been on the prowl for a good gym that actually teaches for 2 years and no dice. Is kickboxing an advanced version of boxing?
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