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Old 01-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #12
RichC
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Default Re: Body sparring - How good is it Really ?

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Originally Posted by daly5050 View Post
I'm not an expert on body sparring but we've always used it as more of a tool to create angles which then translates to proper sparring, as you mentioned it's hard to hit a guy in body sparring which is where the angles and footwork come into play
I agree. It's easier to practice angles, positioning, range and footwork against a live opponent when you don't have to worry about getting punched in the head.

Once you have "mastered" certain scenarios through body sparring you can attempt to apply these techniques in normal sparring.

Also, good for fitness.

Definitely worth including a couple of round now and again provided the boxer uses these sessions to work on specific techniques rather than just using it as an opportunity to punish someones body / arms.
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