By Mark Hatmaker
This advisor to the finer issues of boxing offers the knowledge had to make the transition from enthusiastic newbie to informed pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and shielding ring routine, feints, and attracts and fakes are tested and defined besides clinching strategies, head-hunting, physique paintings, and counter-punching chains. ideas for boxing opposed to tall and brief rivals in addition to for numerous scuffling with types corresponding to charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are mentioned intimately. particular drills concentrate on refined ring stratagems reminiscent of throwing complicated mixtures, removing the hoop, battling off the ropes, producing strength, and cornering an opponent are integrated.
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It is advisable to learn to strike with the proper surface area in all drills, whether the target be training equipment, focus mitts or opponent. By proper fist rolling, focusing on the correct striking surface and proper hand protection, you will have done all you can to prevent hand injury. 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.
Retreat and circle inside to retur n to the center. ● Retreat/feint/circle outside back to center. To feint is to fake a punch. See Chapter 15. ● Retreat/feint/circle inside back to center. ● Retreat/feint/circle inside and then wheel outside . To wheel is to speedily change directions. ● Retreat/feint/circle outside/wheel inside. You will learn to switch directions at someone else’s dictates rather than your own. I suggest working each step of it for several rounds until it is second nature.
Phase II — Each time the trainer claps twice, step forward and throw a jab at the target and then shuffle out to change directions. Phase III — When the trainer claps three times, shuffle in and throw a jab/cross combination and then shuffle out to change directions. Phase IV — When the trainer claps four times, step in and fire a jab/cross/lead hook and then shuffle out to change directions. 30 4 Upper body mobility Footwork alone is not enough to make you a difficult target and to disguise your offensive intentions.