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Lead With Speed, Follow With Power

You will not hit your opponent with your power punch unless you set it up first. The easiest thing the opponent can do is make you miss your punch. Just by moving his head, he does enough to avoid your isolated power punch. (OK, perhaps if you sucker punch someone who doesn’t even realize he’s [...]

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Increase your punching power with SWAMP

So you’re not a trained boxer, but you want to work on your punching power? Then allow me to introduce you to a simple series of concepts called SWAMP. The ideas behind SWAMP will focus your mind on the five things that are important when you want to hit with maximum power. These five things [...]

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Boxing defensive tactics: the worst and the best

You want to hit without being hit.  That’s how you win a boxing match. There is a continuum of defensive strategies, and I’ll list them for you, starting with the absolute worst, and ending with the best. The worst defensive strategies: Walking into a power punch The very worst thing you can do is to [...]

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Boxing Handwrap Rules You Should Ignore

Despite calling itself the Sweet Science, many boxing trainers are less about the science and more about the tradition. That is, these hidebound trainers do things the way their trainers taught them. They don’t innovate. They don’t advance the state of the art. Their pool of ideas remains stagnant. Unfortunately, these guys are the ones [...]

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Three Foundations of Fighting Defense

In boxing or fist fighting, there are 3 pillars of defense you can use to keep yourself safe.  All the defensive moves boxers learn and practice fall into one of these three foundational parts of the sport or fighting system. 1 – Move your head This is the easiest way to protect yourself in a [...]

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Heavybag workout

Heavy bag workout for fitness and fighting

So you want a good heavy bag workout?  Here are our recommendations for beginners.  This workout plan is simple and to the point: it uses the heavy bag to give you the foundations for fighting fitness. I’m starting with the assumption that you don’t know how to throw effective combinations on the punching bag.  If [...]

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Review: Kenny Weldon’s ‘Becoming A Better Boxer’ DVDs

Kenny Weldon’s ‘Becoming a Better Boxer’ DVDs are perfect for boxers or coaches who want to learn theory, tips, and techniques that teach fundamental correctness instead of relying only on natural athletic talent.

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The Difference Between Knockout And Concussion

Many people misunderstand what happens during a knockout. Read this article to learn the difference between a knockout and a concussion. As a fighter, you must know this difference so you can protect your health.

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12 Tips For Improving Your Boxing Stance

The best boxing or fighting stances don’t just come about by accident. In fact, ever aspect of the stance serves a purpose, whether it be to increase your defense or add power and speed to your punches. Read this article for 12 quick tips that’ll improve your fighting stance.

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Using bare hands on the punching bag? Bad Idea!

It is tempting to do barehanded workouts with a punching bag. But your workout intensity will suffer unless you wrap your wrists and wear padded gloves. Learn how to get the most out of your training by protecting the weak links that can make or break your workouts.

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