Originally Posted by JDK
Alright. With that experience you should be sparring a little more for realzies instead of going soft. I don't mean kill each other, but try to escape that sense of being too careful and afraid.
Couple of things you could improve would be your stance. You're too squared off. Rotate your hip to your right a bit more to give less open angles.
The ring is small, so you probably feel you can't move around too much laterally. But following a straight line will create bad habits.
Mix in some in fighting since you don't have a lot of room.
Don't respond to punches with more punches. There's several other things you could do to widen and improve your technical skills. Block, slip, feint or move. Make them not want to throw those punches to begin with.
Focus on your left hand. Lots more jabs, hooks and uppercuts with it.
And tuck your chin in. You don't yet have the footwork to get away with sticking it out there.
Hope those quick tips help. Sorry not too detailed. Getting ready for tonight's fights
Worked on blocking more and keeping my chin tucked today. I spar with this guy often and the intensity we use varies. I usually just try to match him since he's smaller/lighter than me. Just found out today that I actually outweigh him by about 22 lbs, so now I'm a little more hesitant to turn up the intensity. Guess I could work on punching faster but not with more power.
Originally Posted by hifiboy
Where in Korea do you live? I live in Oryu Dong and recently changed my gym to Korean Top Team in Daerim because my boxing gym was for kids and I couldn't spar.
My gym's in Yangjae-dong. I went to train at KTT once a few months ago for a drop-in session. Real nice facility and the instructors seemed cool. I'd consider switching if it wasn't so far away.