Introduction:


We often hear from our attendees that boxing classes are too crowded, and the

chances of picking up or

learning new techniques are very small.

First of all, it's to understand that there are two types of Boxing classes:

Recreational Boxing:

This is a class in which the instructor is more focused on the fitness part, by using boxing movements with little physical contact to be able to show the physical benefits of practicing this sport. These classes are usually open to everybody and any level.

I would say it’s a good way of starting out and get familiar with the sport of boxing, because these classes will teach you values like:


  • Hard work

  • Discipline

  • Resilience

  • Time keeping

  • Equality

  • Mindset

  • Confidence

  • and many more

It will also help you to work on your coordination, and increase your fitness level.

Amateur or Professional Boxing:

This is where the actual Boxing training happens. Usually, this will lead a boxer to a fight or tournament.

The training sessions are structured to get boxers into a routine where the importance of developing the right techniques is crucial because without proper execution, the fight will turn against them.

At some point you will have to be ready to do some sparring in these classes, so you can expect to be punched in the face.

Conclusion:

Know which type of boxing class you are looking for (Amateur/Professional or Recreational Boxing)

and try to make the most of it.

Like I mentioned in the introduction, recreational boxing classes tend to get very crowded. If you don’t know

what to do, don’t be afraid to ask the coach or instructor to repeat and show you the technique again, and don’t get

frustrated if they don't have time to get down to the details with you as they have to look after the whole class.

Tips:

While the coach or instructor shows a technique, try to get the move as best as you can and copy or mimic them, because afterwards you will have a full 2/3 minutes round to practice it.

Boxing moves require a lot of co-ordination, so don’t be frustrated if you find it hard to reproduce them.

It can take time to get really good but repetition is key,

they even say that you need to do a movement 10000 times before it becomes natural!

That’s it for now! Feel free to email or message me if you want more information ;)

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Boxing is THE sport which had my attention from when I was little and I believe that I was fascinated and amazed by the beauty of how easy a boxer moves, dodges, punches and protects him/herself in the ring. I quickly found out though that there is a price to pay for all those fancy moves, and that you have to be ready to put in a lot of effort and receive little in return. And also, in all of my years of training, I have always been surprised by the amount of people that start out with the same amount of interest but never last long!

However, this is how it works. You will attend a boxing class and find lots of people that are there for the same reason as you: working hard and learn skills. But, although the quality of training might be good, you won't learn much because the coach just doesn't have time to teach you all individually exactly how it works. Not because he doesn't want to, but because he has to look after everyone at the same time.


With my blog, I hope to be able to provide you with more knowledge about the basics of boxing, so you will feel ready to learn more whenever you step in to a boxing class.


The main thing in your foundation is the stance position, so let's start with that!


There are two stance positions in boxing, Orthodox and South Paw.


An Orthodox stance has the left foot as the lead one.

Let's break it down:

  1. keep your feet together

  2. now place them shoulder width apart, make sure that your feet are more or less on the same level as your shoulders

  3. take one symmetric (on the same line) step back with your right foot

  4. rotate 45 degrees to the line of attack ( to the right)

  5. make your knees soft and rock your legs back and forth

  6. keep your shoulders up at all times

  7. have your chin down

  8. keep your hands up, in the guard

A South Paw stance has the right foot as the lead one.

Repeat the same process as for the Orthodox stance but your left foot is back.


I'm sure you have heard that if you are right handed you have to use an Orthodox stance and for left handed people a South Paw stance, but it's all depending on how comfortable you feel to use one from the other.


Having a good stance position in boxing or any martial art will guarantee good stability on the ground and will help you to generate power.

Power comes from the ground, and by rotating your hips, it travels all along your body and ends up in your fists.


To summarise, boxing is all about make unnatural moves natural.


Well, that's it for now! If you have any questions, feel free to email, message or Dm me on Facebook and Instagram and I'll be more than happy to help you.


Georges







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