What aspect of boxing did you benefit most from learning/practicing as a novice

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  1. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    I am boxing 10 months now, have seen a massive improvement..good feedback from the trainer. No natural ability but have got semi decent through using the head and practice.

    I noticed a few things that made big differences so far. When I worked out how to jab to the body and stay protected that made a big diff for me I was then a little better than beginners. Punching to the body and firing a hook up to the head when they drop their hands has worked great for me.

    Other than my jab and that hook I've not found much else that works great for me. I want to spend time working on something now but not sure where to concentrate my time. Obviously it all comes over time but looking for something that at my level will make a big difference, maybe it's a combo that is good for tricking novice fighters or maybe concentrate on footwork and cutting angles.

    What has worked for you, something you spent a bit of time learning and got decent benefits from it.

    Thanks
     
  2. kdyehs

    kdyehs Member Full Member

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    I would not box unless I think I can become pro and make a good living out of it. What boxing teaches everyone is that it is for the very well trained and well paid athletes. It also belongs to entertainment and gambling. Why would you want to eat shots to the head for nothing?
     
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  3. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    I enjoy the sport I like the fitness aspect and the competitiveness of it as well as the element of self defence that comes with it. What a dumb comment. Why don't they just ban amateur boxing and just leave it to the pros. I am asking for training techniques not for someone to question why I want to box... On a boxing forum. Wow.
     
  4. robg

    robg Active Member Full Member

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    Sparring is #1 for me. I sparred a few different pros and a few different amateurs. As a beginner I wasn’t much trouble for pretty much all of them. They’re not trying to take my head off either knowing the experience difference. I have all my sparring on video. From the first one ever to the most recent, I def notice some improvement. I’d def recommend recording every sparring session
     
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  5. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    Yea I agree sparring has to be number 1. Haven't recorded any of it though I think that might be a very good shout. Thanks
     
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  6. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia #IrrationalGarcia Full Member

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    I've been doing it for a little over 2 years now. Something I've found to be very useful when sparring are those little lead hand feints, the sort of thing Usyk does, threatening up and downstairs. It really disrupts people's rhythm and their ability to time you coming in. It's much harder work to keep up that you'd anticipate though and only of use if you can jab to the body well
     
  7. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    Jab to the body is one of the things a can do well. That's good feedback thanks I think I do tend to feint with the lead hand a bit but more just half pawing at them never really to set up shots. Might be worth looking into more. Thanks
     
  8. lucky luke

    lucky luke Active Member Full Member

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    Boxing isn't about eating shots to the head, it's about avoiding and giving.
     
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  9. POTUS

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    Recording sparring can be weird imo.
    Not always. I've been filmed of course but I just like it when gyms have no filming sparring
     
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  10. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC booted Full Member

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    Fran Sands has a great tutorial vid on YouTube for using hand feints, followed by a defensive movement like slipping or just anticipating a jab with your glove and then launching an attack. Best thing about hand feints is that it’s so simple, requires very little athleticism and skill but is so effective.
     
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    CutThroatFade Rangers FC booted Full Member

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    Try boxing for a few months and have a few spars and you’ll see why.

    In a similar vein why do people destroy their joints and risk serious injury lifting weights?

    It’s about self improvement. Also good luck defending yourself and your partner if you have one from an assault or something similar if you don’t know how to fight. It’s a vital life skill.
     
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  12. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC booted Full Member

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    For me it’s shadow boxing. The thing I struggle the most with is footwork, particularly when I’m moving to my left. Like you I don’t have much natural ability although I’m quite athletic and pick things up quickly. Shadow boxing is the best way for me to improve with my balance, feet and upper body movements. Also so good for conditioning yourself for rounds.
     
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  13. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    Definitely going to look at this, exact kind of thing I was looking for when posting the thread. Thanks!
     
  14. ButchCoolidge1986

    ButchCoolidge1986 New Member Full Member

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    Funny you say that since I posted this I've started shadow boxing a lot more and found its definitely making me better. Cheers for the reply
     


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