Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies by Mark Hatmaker

By Mark Hatmaker

This consultant to the finer issues of boxing offers the knowledge had to make the transition from enthusiastic newbie to knowledgeable pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and protecting ring events, feints, and attracts and fakes are tested and defined besides clinching ideas, head-hunting, physique paintings, and counter-punching chains. suggestions for boxing opposed to tall and brief rivals in addition to for a number of combating types reminiscent of charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are mentioned intimately. particular drills specialize in refined ring stratagems equivalent to throwing complicated mixtures, removing the hoop, battling off the ropes, producing energy, and cornering an opponent are included.

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For an excellent demonstration of short rhythm observe Joe Frazier. Bobbing and weaving Many people can envision a slick boxer executing a crafty bob and weave to escape and frustrate an opponent, and it is indeed a thing of beauty to witness when performed well. Despite the visceral attraction to this flashy mode of defense, I want to dissuade you from using this method. Bobbing and weaving wastes precious time and energy and may leave you open for uppercuts, hooks and overhands. In its stead, I recommend developing slipping, feinting and side-stepping footwork to the best of your ability.

36 Chapter 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rolling a fist — Str iking with the outside three knuckles (using the entire three-finger surface area) puts you in proper skeletal alignment. They are the hinge principle and the physics of power. Here, we will deal only with the former. The hinge principle is basically a physical analogy that teaches how to whip and snap every punch thus increasing range, speed, and above all, power. Your lead foot (more specifically, the ball of your lead foot) is the hinge of this heavy door.

55 Punches High lead uppercut The uppercut is an inside fighting weapon. To fire, lower the punching hand six to eight inches while turning your hand palm in. Stand up and snap the punch through the target without winding up. The jaw is the primary target of high uppercuts. Keep in mind that uppercuts are dangerous punches to lead with. It is best to throw them behind jabs. It is also advisable to move slightly to the opponent’s outside when firing the lead uppercut to diminish his defensive and countering opportunities.

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