Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
Gavin
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 116
vCash: 1000
Default Talk to me about Angles??

Really lost on this subject, all I basically know is that rather than standing directly in front of your opponent you stand at an angle which allows you hit them more easily while at the same making it difficult for them to hit you. But what is your exact position with these angles and how do you get into them? Do you step in with a jab or combination then move to the left or right rather then backwards? What punches work best etc??

Does keeping your left foot on the outside of a Southpaws right count as using Angles?
Gavin is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-20-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
KillSomething
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,665
vCash: 202
Default Re: Talk to me about Angles??

All punches are thrown at an angle. Using angles means throwing punches from angles that make them difficult to see or defend against.

Think of it this way: Picture your opponent in his normal guard with you in front of him in yours. Pretty solid defense, hard to get any punches through. Now step o one side along a circle and look again. Much easier to hit him now.

But naturally, if you move, he moves. So the hard part is getting into that position long enough to actually get punches off without him moving with you. You can use punches to blind him as you move, or you can move as he punches and then counter him. There's lots of ways to do it, but the main point is getting to a spot where you can hit him unexpectedly.
KillSomething is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
Gavin
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 116
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Talk to me about Angles??

Ah I see now, when I was shadowboxing before, I was just stepping side to side in a straight line, and when I threw straight punches I had to reach across to hit my imaginary target, never thought about moving clockwise/anti-clockwise. Think the side-to-side movement would work best if I'm trying to counter him as you said. Thanks man.

Is it really just straight punches that benefit from angles though? I remember Bernard Hopkins saying in the Ring you should step to the left when throwing a right Uppercut to give it a clear path up the middle but I can't see how they'd work with Hooks? Apart from the fact you're more open to counters.
Gavin is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
boxbible
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wash DC
Posts: 492
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Talk to me about Angles??

With the hooks, if you stand straight in front, then your hooks are slamming into the liver area and can be blocked by the elbow.

Now, if you step to the right and get into a hook position, then adjust your front foot so that it is directly in front of your opponent (where you were just standing), then your hook comes in at a different angle, right between his gloves. Or, if you want to turn under to the body, it'll go right between the elbows.

This is a great move on the inside and can be assisted by nudging the opponent's left elbow, to the left, with your right hand behind his elbow, to keep him from pivoting to face you. Use the nudge to also set yourself up into the hook position and let the hook go immediately.
boxbible is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013