I've been training for a month. Yesterday was my FIRST sparring.

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by MartyMaar, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013
    Man, it was exciting ! :bbb

    Little info about me:
    I first got into boxing for the DeLahoya Mayweather fight....since then my passion for boxing has been growing. In high school, I went to train at the PAL for about a month. no big deal. I retained a lot of what I learned and always kept teaching myself.

    I got back into training at a local gym a month ago. Yesterday was my first sparring session.

    The guy I was up against definitely had a lot more training than me, but he looked to be a little younger as well.
    Think it went pretty good.

    I kept on the balls of my feet. Trying to time shots. I was very successful with the jab, and even mixed in a couple rights in there. I was moving my head, staying balanced for the most part.
    I heard someone yell out Marquez ! Marquez ! in the gym. Im guessing because of my fighting style.

    Things I need to work on:
    Keeping my god damn chin down.
    Not pulling my head back when my opponent is attacking.
    Footwork and technique (At times I would get off balanced in the exchanges)
    Slipping punches

    I left the gym with a big smile on my face. :bbb
  2. NVSemin

    NVSemin Sugar Boxing Full Member

    Aug 26, 2012
    Glad for you, post the video
  3. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013
    They've actually been hesitant about filming in the gym :? but I'm gonna ask if I can film the next one.
  4. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 28, 2007

    Tell them it's for you and them to watch so you can see what you're doing wrong. I can't see how that could argue that.
  5. AliShuffle

    AliShuffle Active Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    It's a great feeling walking out of the gym after a decent sparring session.
  6. jasper2005

    jasper2005 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    But guys there are no winners or losers in sparring...
  7. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013

    You're totally right. Im going to ask my coach tomorrow if I can film the next one. I'd be eager as hell to show people too haha
  8. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013
    ****ing right. The excitement is one of a kind.
  9. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Get your feet under you, learn to throw punches properly. That will fix everything you need to work on, other than stamina. And it will help with that.
  10. Lartize

    Lartize Active Member Full Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    That is actually something I tell myself... and the people I spar with. "Hey man, I'm not trying to win, I'm trying to get better."
  11. MartyMaar

    MartyMaar Active Member Full Member

    May 13, 2013
    Yeah, I asked my coach if I could film my next spar....and he said no, not yet.
  12. MrSmall

    MrSmall Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    Keep going buddy, nobody is a master after their first session. I loved sparring.
  13. Spooner21

    Spooner21 Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    thats awesome man. glad you enjoyed it. first time i sparred was my first week in the gym and i got beat up pretty badly, i didnt even want to come back
  14. doylexxx

    doylexxx Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Lots of people dont like a camera on them:good
  15. Sinew

    Sinew The Assassin Full Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    At my gym one of the coaches films our sparring sessions with a digital camera and then makes a copy for us each. He has the dvd ready by the time we leave.

    They make us go home and watch it .

    Not a big deal whats important was your experience in the rung:bbb