Beginner getting into boxing

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Henno, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. LongJab

    LongJab Active Member Full Member

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    If you can't join a gym, work on your conditioning. DON'T focus on technique, since once you do join a gym, your coach will have to make you un-learn all your self-taught technique.
     
  2. 123ko

    123ko Active Member Full Member

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    Well,,,,, looks like your in control ,roll up the next world champion of the world :rofl
     
  3. Henno

    Henno New Member Full Member

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    Okay thanks, Do you have a daily routine I can do to prepare?
     
  4. Henno

    Henno New Member Full Member

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    Dream big. I'll come back here in 5 years or so and message you.:bbb
     
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  7. Henno

    Henno New Member Full Member

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    Ok, I joined a gym tonight. I don't really know if it's any good so i'll ask for your guys opinions and would appreciate it if you could reply. They do two days a week for beginners, we did lots of exercises not a lot of boxing? There was about 30 people there including young kids, this is what we did: running around gym, jump rope, sit ups, push ups, squats, hopping, lying down arm wrestling (wtf?), some exercise where u try touch each others shoulder, and lots of other exercises, then we paired and he told us combinations to do with a partner for like 10 mins, then we did 1 minute rounds on the bag about 3 times (was knackered at this point) then finished with some stretches.
    I mean, does this sound any good to you guys? There was people sparring as well in the rings, obviously they have been there longer so guess I got to get my fitness up first and get the basics. But what do you guys think? And about the conditioning, what can I do? I mentioned running but got jumped on, so will I benefit from running and if so how often and how far? Sorry for the long winded reply. Thanks a lot
     
  8. moparfan

    moparfan ESB's glass jawed fraud Full Member

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    You did combinations before learning proper footwork, proper foot technique, etc...???

    What gym is this...??? What area do you live in...??? some of us can help get you a quality gym in your area...!!!
     
  9. jasper2005

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    This
     
  10. RichC

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    Nothing wrong with learning a boxer to punch before footwork. Arguments can be made for learning punching form before or after footwork.

    Depends on the coaches training philosophy and says nothing about the quality of a trainer or the gym.

    Why do you think footwork should be taught first?
     
  11. Henno

    Henno New Member Full Member

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    I wouldn't say I got taught them, we just paired up and he said do this combination, Literally the only thing he said to me when he watched me was ''good'', I know I'm not good as I haven't been shown anything really. I live in Hinckley, Leicestershire. As I said, I really want to learn everything but don't want to waste my time, I want to make sure I'm getting it right from the start. thanks
     
  12. moparfan

    moparfan ESB's glass jawed fraud Full Member

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    I know CHRIS PYATT has/had a boxing gym in Leicestershire. Google him. Only info I can find on him is from 6 years ago, dont know if he still owns the gym.

    Club Name: Boxing Academy of Leicester ABC
    Address: 35 St Nicholas Place
    Leicester
    Leicestershire
    LE1 4LD
    Telephone: 01162 329983
    Contact Name: Christopher Pyatt
     
  13. moparfan

    moparfan ESB's glass jawed fraud Full Member

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    It is imperative that a boxer learns footwork FIRST. Footwork is the main foundation for proper punch structure & technique.

    How are supposed to know the proper technique of throwing punches if you do not know foot work...???
     
  14. RichC

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    That is a not a good argument. I suspect you are just quoting what you have heard or read without really thinking about it.

    How long do you think it takes for a raw novice to "learn" footwork?
     
  15. moparfan

    moparfan ESB's glass jawed fraud Full Member

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    Ive been a professional trainer for 17-18 years. Most raw novices I work with go through 2 to 3 weeks of footwork training before I even let them learn punch techniques.

    My examples of footwork training:

    Proper back, hip, shoulder placement.

    Basic square style pattern...Boxer moves left-right-front-back for Four(4) Rounds, 3 minute rounds.

    Circle in ring...Boxer learns to proper way to move forward & backward while moving around a circle within the ring for Four (4) Rounds, 3 minute rounds.

    Move sideways around the ring, trainer calls out direction for Four (4), 3 minute rounds.

    Boxer starts at one ring post, moves forward to next post, then retreats backwards to starting point, then moves from post 1 to post 2 on to post 3 in a forward motion, and retreats backwards to post 2 then post 1....Boxer does this exercise til he/she finishes all four ring post with the proper foot etiquette, technique, etc.

    Jump rope for Eight ( 8 ) minutes continually.

    After the 2-3 week period, the boxer MUST DEMONSTRATE proper footwork etiquette before they graduate to hand placement, punch technique.


    Old boxing adage says "Boxing is like a house, no founation and the first storm will tear down the house" IE: Learn from the ground up, footwork first.







    Answer me this: How do you expect someone to learn how to throw a hook if they do not know where their feet placement is supposed to be...???