16 Basic Boxing Tips

June 20, 2008 June 20, 2008 by Johnny N Boxing Basics, How to Box 119 Comments

16 Basic Boxing Tips

A quick list of 16 basic boxing tips your trainer should have told you. These boxing tips will improve your boxing training, boxing punching, and boxing defense. Goodluck!

 

TRAINING TIPS:

  1. Stay calm and punch lighter on the bag so you can last more rounds, keep your form together, and punch sharp. This will allow you to get in more minutes of quality bagwork. You want to have energy to hit the bag with correct form and keep your punches snappy, instead of spending most of your bagwork panting and huffing to show that you have “heart”. Don’t waste energy showing off on the bag – nobody cares.
  2. Don’t workout till complete failure. Get tired, break a sweat, and just push yourself a little more each day. If you go until failure everyday of the week without a reason, you’ll probably overtrain and quit boxing very soon.
  3. Drink lots of water. One cup every hour minimum!
  4. Make friends in the gym, be humble, and ask people for boxing tips. When another boxer beats you, ask him how he did it; you may be surprised at how helpful he might be at showing you your own weaknesses.

 

PUNCHING TIPS:

  1. Turn your whole body into the punch. If your feet are slow, (most people have slow feet at first) you will find that punching a little slower actually hits harder than punching faster. So in other words, punch as fast as your body can turn so you won’t sacrifice power. Again, use your whole body instead of just the arms to punch.
  2. Throw short hooks, short uppercuts, and short rights but long jabs.
  3. You don’t always have to throw one knockout punch after another. Combo light and hard punches and use head movement to fake out your opponent. Remember that the harder you try, they harder they will counter, and the harder you will get hurt. Calm down and throw the hard punches when you know they’ll land.
  4. Never forget to go to the body. Try a jab to the head, and right hand to the body. When you’re in real close, lean your head inside to smother him and throw 2-3 body punches.
  5. Throw 3-5 punch combos maximum. You don’t need 10-punch combos – all those do is sap your energy and leave you open to counters. Don’t even practice these for now.
  6. Breathe out when you punch and always look at your target when you punch. Don’t hold your breath and don’t look at the ground. Learn to keep your eyes open during the heat of the battle!
  7. Let your hands go! Don’t wait around forever to let your opponent hit you all day. Throw something even if it doesn’t land. Keep him thinking and keep your eyes open for more punching opportunities.

 

DEFENSE TIPS:

  1. Stay calm and never stop breathing. If you’re starting to panic, ask the other guy to slow down so your mind and body can catch up.
  2. Hold your hands high, elbows low, and move your head.
  3. Don’t waste energy running around the ring, just take one step and pivot out of the way if your opponent is overly aggressive. Think of yourself as a matador pivoting out of the way as the bull misses. Don’t forget to hit him back.
  4. Don’t lean back and don’t take your eyes off your opponent when you’re taking punches (this is especially hard for most beginners). Establish your ground and defend it with hard counters. Pivot so that you don’t get countered.
  5. Don’t always wait for your opponent to finish punching before you start punching back. Interrupt his combos and hit him! Too many speedy fighters get caught up in trying to block all the oncoming punches that they never get to counter. Let your hands go!
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119 Comments

frank February 8, 2009 at 4:34 pm

defiantly good tips to remeber

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satheeshkumar September 25, 2012 at 12:59 am

goods tips useful for us

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Vinlend February 13, 2009 at 3:55 am

:)
cool tips
they should help alot!

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bob April 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

this is good tips especially i have a fight coming up this may. its my first fight and i need all the tips i can get.

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andreas aggelopoulos January 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

yeah man me too but im in greece and im 15 and first fight is in 7days!

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Johnny N January 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

Good luck, Andreas. Record some video for us.

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colton October 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I know what you mean. My first fight is in two weeks and I need all the help I can get and these tips will help a lot

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Rado April 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

first time sparring tips
Hey bob, thanks for reading! Do come back and let me know how you did and which tips helped the most. Thanks again for visiting!

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ashley February 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

cool

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Joseph August 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

Nice guide…But I have a question..

I’d like to know a little bit more about the reasons why not to train until complete failure.. And by the way, the tips helped me a lot, especially the 7th on punching.. Keep up the great tips! =]

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Johnny N August 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm

why not to train till complete failure
The problem with training to complete failure is because of the way that most beginners get there. They don’t get there by slow consistent workouts. They do it by trying too hard, overcommitting on their punches, and wasting their energy pushing the bag instead of hitting it with quick snappy punches. These beginners in a sense, are trying to achieve fatigue faster by wasting energy even faster. Ultimately, they’re building up bad habits that would hurt their fighting abilities in the ring and decrease their ability to improve as a boxer.

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simon butt November 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

boxing
i have just started boxing and those tips were the best i have heard they will help me succeed thanks keep tips going

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Johnny N December 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm

boxing tips
thanks simon!

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Jesse Hernandez December 12, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Very good tips Thank you

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hamza 5years old December 25, 2009 at 9:40 am

thanks
very good

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kyle March 2, 2010 at 12:46 am

great tips
gr8 tips… but mma rock.and dont forget to get ufc 2011 and fight night round 5

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Riley April 7, 2010 at 8:28 am

awesome
how do you measure arm reach

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Johnny N April 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

how to measure arm reach
some places measure from the arm pit to end of your closed fist… some places measure from knuckles to knuckles with arms held wide straight out

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chris September 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Pivot?
This may sound like a dumb question, Im new to actually doing the sport, what do mean by “piviot so you dont get countered”? I get the not getting countered part, but a little confused on how to pivot.

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Johnny N September 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

How to pivot
To pivot means to keep your front foot down while you’re swing your back foot clockwise or counter-clockwise. Pivoting it better than running away because it allows you to turn your body while still being in range to punch.

If you try to back-step, it takes more energy and you still might get hit if you don’t do it fast enough. Taking a back-step is also not favorable because you might jump back too far out of range and not be able to land your own counter-punches. Pivoting turns your whole body and puts you at a different angle and takes you out of the path of the punch.

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cj September 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

sparing
for starters I’m new. on the heavy bag I can throw these very devastating punches that would be a ko punch but it seems when sparing i cant throw them cause i have no no opening so I’m forced to throw jabs or 1,2s and it seems that i don’t have the reach. also I’m fourteen sparring with 20 year old’s.

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Johnny N September 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

how to find openings
Yes. That’s a very common problem. The heavy bag never blocks so every one of your exciting punches will land. And then you face a real boxer and nothing seems to get in. Against a real opponent, the jab is going to be your way to finding an opening. You have to use that jab everywhere on his body to try and pry something opening. Only then can you land the right hand. For a beginner boxer, the left hook will never seem to reach.

My advice to you, spend less time on the heavy bag and more time on the double-end bag. Do more shadowboxing.

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jackalto October 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

boxing
this was very helpfull just wondering have you got a good work out plan week by week you could share?

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Johnny N October 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

boxing workout plans
@jackalto

I’m coming up with that next. They’re very hard to do since everybody has different goals for workout plans whether it be weight loss, pro fight, amateur fight, or just staying sharp.

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mrnumber4 November 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

mistakes
what are some of thr most fatal mistakes fighters make? what can i look for offensively to take advantage of these mistakes?

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Johnny N November 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

fatal mistakes
Awesome question, mrnumber4,

I’ll make that my next article!

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powerade : February 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm

gym
i definitely agree on asking other boxers for tips…. i once met this 10 yr old kid that was giving me tips on my guard/covering up and they turned out to be useful in the ring :P

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Johnny N February 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

@powerade – hahaha! Some kids are just so natural at this stuff. I’ll have to admit, too: just the other day, I really liked how this 12-year old kid was moving around the heavy bag so I asked him to show me. I spent the following 2 days practicing it at home. I don’t care that it’s not perfect, I just liked how natural it looked!

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Wilbard Kangwiya April 19, 2011 at 12:30 am

best boxing tips ever
:o
Wow! This are the best tips i have ever found and witnessed online, this tips are the secrets of winning in boxing. keep it up dude your tips have started helping me out.

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kody June 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

good tips!
gr8 tips thay helped alot.;:-)

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Paul June 15, 2011 at 5:45 am

Newbie
I was litle bit shocked when i read “For a beginner boxer, the left hook will never seem to reach”! I thought it was just me, haha!
Couple more questions:
When you talk about keeping your eyes on your opponent all the time, where exactly i should be looking at? Into his eyes, ears, shoulders? What gives away your opponents intentions?

Many Thanks

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duu-hello June 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

@Newbie
I look at their hands or chest area. That way, I can look at which hand is coming (because I like to weave and slip a lot), and remind myself of the distance. When I’m spectating at the side of the ring, I try to look at the boxers’ footwork to try to guess what they’ll do. Looking at their eyes may give you an idea of either a body shot or a head shot, but try not to look there all the time since it makes it harder to react to punches.

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Johnny N June 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm

@Paul – just look forward. Don’t focus on any one thing. Just look forward and be ready for any sudden movement whether it be from the hand, the head, or even the foot. Don’t look for any particular thing, just be alert.

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Chris July 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Really good tips. Very clear written, so easy to understand for foreign people. You are a very smart Guy. i love this site.

Do you have a tip for me? i am searching for the right movement (the bridge) between the jab and the punch. How can i get faster in this so that the movement becames very fluent?
My problem is that it takes to much time when i use my jab and after this the punch. (The twist) When i try to do it fast, i loose my right balance.(the power of the ground and the right stance). And i am open for my opponent.
perhaps you can give a few good speed excercises for the hips and so, or legs to develop more speed in the rotation of this movement?

Greets from Germany
Chris

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Johnny N July 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

The technique is actually very simple. Keep your weight in the center, don’t switch your weight from one leg to the other. Don’t lean your upper body, only rotate. I have a feeling the reason why it’s hard for you to flow is because your jab is twisting too much. Read this article: http://www.expertboxing.com/boxing-techniques/punch-techniques/how-to-throw-a-straight-punch

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AliCat June 29, 2011 at 12:43 am

so helpfull! :)
your tips are so helpfull! thank goodness someone has some good tips. every other site i have looked at did not help me, but this, it’s genious! I am a 17year old girl who boxes with her boyfriend and need to learn more haha! :P thanks for the help! much appreciated! :-)

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jef June 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

so good
I am happy that someone cares about helping starters your tips are great and I am going follow them

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Johnny N July 5, 2011 at 4:45 am

AliCat & jef – keep it up!

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liz August 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm

shot bro mean tips :)
these tips are really helpfull .thanks

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lewii87 September 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

watch and learn
im amateur and must advise that if your new watch as much sparring as you can and get involved asap. keep a eye out for changes of style and look at where they have improved and talk to them about it in a posititve way so they give feedback and tjhat your comments remain positive and not intrusive. its a gentlemens sport after all. I am going for my licence soon at 23 simply by watching the effects of feedback and training strategy from other fighters its like my own lil jeet kun do experience. so be open with your questions and praise others and yourself no matter how daft and practice what you feel was effective especially if you have the same opponent in another fight. and also if you get criticised use it constructively it will only get nasty if you dont learn from your mistakes as instructors and coaches expect you to respect thier advice as you would expect the less experienced to respect yours right or wrong

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jessy September 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

i want to box
is boxing good for self-confidence because i used to get picked on a lot and im usually alone most of the time and i dont have good social skills so i want to box because it looks fun.

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Johnny N September 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

@lewii87 – great tips. nice to see other experienced fighters sharing their knowledge around here. THANK YOU!

@jessy – boxing is excellent for self-confidence. It’s a lot of fun and will help you socialize with others. Give it a try.

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J December 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

Johnny, For head movement i was thinking about not just moving my head in rhythm but rather in a motion so im moving just outside his right hand and left hand, to my opponent im just moving my head but he might not realize im placing it in a way to if he throws a straight it will miss because its off the punching line. Is that a good idea?

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Johnny N December 3, 2011 at 4:46 am

It’s a good idea as long as you’re not taking yourself off balance. Also, you want to keep your head far from where you want it to go. If you want to move your head to the left, then bait with it on the right.

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Kyle September 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Nice fighting tips it makes me think twice when I am in the ring.

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Matt January 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Hi Johnny and before anything else thank you for your kind work and helping others :) I wanted to ask for your opinion on breathing while throwing punches and combinations. I’m sure that a good breathing is essential if you want to last longer in a fight so I came up with this theory which i never tried to test properly. It goes like this: When you normally take a breath then your pressure in the lungs goes higher and there is more air in the lungs, than you exhale and the lungs go to their natural size and the pressure goes to its original value, and when that happens you can still forcefully exhale more air until you get winded out and can’t go any further, of course to go past that normal lung state requires extra muscle force, you are longer without oxygen in your blood too.. I think that you always need to take enough air for your next punching combination so you don’t have to go past that limit when you’re exhaling. I hope I didn’t write this too complicated :)

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Johnny N January 3, 2012 at 2:09 am

Matt, I understood your theory perfectly. For someone to breathe using your theory, it’s like they can only use half their lung. Imagine a runner only taking shallow breaths instead of deep breaths, so terribly inefficient.

Look at those karate guys that breathe really deep when they break the boards. Yes, exhaling deeply requires a stronger muscle contraction…but at the same time, it’s the release of that air that makes your body relax (and contract) powerfully.

In any case, I suggest that you try your theory anyway and see how well it works. Try it at full-sprint, jogging pace, on the heavy bag, and also during sparring.

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Matt January 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Thanks for your replay Johnny! Of course that taking shallow breaths is bad because it gives us less oxygen. My point is that you don’t need to take shallow breaths, take as much air into your lungs as you need, no limitations, but when exhaling it’s better not to cross that limit of a “default” lung expansion because it’s actually tiring and if you get cough with a punch to solar plexus your muscles will go to spasm and prevent you from inhaling and you already won’t have any air in your lungs so your muscles won’t have anything to use.

Take a look at this guys :)
There are for lung volumes defined:

Tidal Volume (TV). The amount of gas inspired or expired with each breath.

Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV). Maximum amount of additional air that can be inspired from the end of a normal inspiration.

Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV). The maximum volume of additional air that can be expired from the end of a normal expiration.

Residual Volume (RV). The volume of air remaining in the lung after a maximal expiration. This is the only lung volume which cannot be measured with a spirometer.

— So what I’m trying to say is that “Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV)” is one we shouldn’t use. It’s better to take as much air as we need and forcefully exhale it while punching just like we used to but to stop it at zero point and take more breaths rather than using ERV.

And another information about breathing that might be useful is that naturally our inhale and exhale rate must be 1:2 which means that our exhaling must last as twice longer than inhaling and that’s the way we were born. If you don’t believe me try to breathe in 1:1 rate, same length inhales and exhales will get you tires in matter of minutes! So the next time you do some push-ups try to inhale with one push-up and exhale on the next two etc. :)

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Johnny N January 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

Wow Matt, I think you know more about the science of breathing than I do.

Either way, I stand by my original opinion. You have to exhale sharply to contract your muscles explosively. Your breathing theory would be useful in a marathon where athletes have all the time to themselves to build up the perfect breathing rhythm. This won’t be the case in a real fight because fighters are constantly responding and reacting to their opponents. You WILL have to fight whether you’re ready to breathe or not, it’s not common to fight back even as you’re in the middle of inhaling.

Boxers don’t exhale deeply. Punches are thrown with short rapid exhalations of air. As soon as we get a chance to breathe, we replenish the air volume right away. Anytime that we breathe using ERV, it is because the fight forces us and there is no other way. Ultimately, boxers will have to breathe the way the fight is forced upon them. And they’re already always trying to catch their breath, so it’s not like they’re purposely trying to breathe into the ERV range.

Your breathing interval theory is valid. The general principle is that your nose inhales slowly to breathe deeply and then the mouth can exhale slowly in spurts. You exhale through the mouth to slow down the air, which would then make exhales take longer than inhales. The reason why many guys breathe at 1:1 rate is because inhale and exhale through the mouth.

I actually held some platoon push-up records in the Army. All the fastest guys used the same breathing pattern: one sharp exhale going DOWN, and an almost unnoticeable release inhale going UP. Sometimes we’ll do 4-5 sharp exhales going down before we do a big release inhale going UP. But that’s another secret for another topic that isn’t relevant to boxing. ;)

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Matt January 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

And just one more thing I just read your article about breathing and I agree with you Johnny, breathing trough the nose must be better because if you try to respect 1:2 ratio that I mentioned earlier than it must be trough the nose. It’s hard to take a breath trough mouth and than exhale it twice longer but if you do it trough the nose than it somehow comes naturally :D

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ODOLLA January 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

I’m starting to realize the heavy bag is a mythical creature….bigfoot, but not elusive and with no arms.

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Johnny N January 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

LOL! ;)

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Diego January 24, 2012 at 2:40 am

Hey, Johnny, I am very new to this sport ,so while boxing I mostly do shadow boxing, I start my routine with a mile run & then followed by pull ups & push ups after stretching, I wanted to know what is the best breathing technique while doing pull ups to increase my sets ???? Do I have to breathe as I go up or exhale!!! I wanted to improve the strength of my wrists !! What about running? How many days a week should I run & what warm up technique I must follow before boxing.

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Johnny N January 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

For pull-ups you exhale as you go up. BUT BUTTTTT…if you’re going really fast, then you breathe as you go down. As for running, you keep a steady breathing rhythm. Most fighters do roadwork 3-5 days a week.

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Barry leeke January 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Hi johnny, is there any chance of some target areas / body punching tactics ?? Got a charity bout on , march 31 st and want this as a big part of my offence, great site !!!

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Johnny N January 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hi Barry, have you checked out my article on how to setup hooks to the body?

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GB June 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hi ur article seems reassuring as I’m not a boxer but have a little bit experience, so when it comes to keeping my eyes focused on the opponent hen their throwing punches seems hard as I blink or just lose sight. I wante to ask if when sparring/boxing do you look at the opponents face or hands/shoulders?

Thankyou.

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Johnny N June 4, 2012 at 10:31 am

If you blink, you’re sparring too fast. I have a guide on “where to looking during a fight”. You have to look forward.

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kv June 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hi Johnny,, why should we never lean back? is it a good idea to ride the punch (move head with punch) or have a tight guard and take it??

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Johnny N June 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

Who said you could NEVER lean back? ;)

There will always be times when leaning back can be useful…for example: when you’re only looking to retreat and not counter your opponent. Riding the punch is great if you’re only retreating. Having a tight guard is good for keeping yourself in range to counter back. Having a tight guard is also useful if you want to push your opponent back using his own punch.

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kv June 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

why should we never lean back??

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kv June 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

and is it a good idea to ride the punch (move head with the punch to lessen impact) or is it better to tighten up and take it?

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Manuel June 28, 2012 at 3:38 am

Damn, I gotta get back in the game.

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Marcus July 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Hey man i have the runs, so i didnt go to the gym but for some reason i feel like im lacking determination but i dont think there would be a point to head all the way out to the gym to constantly use the bathroom i think that would definitely disturb my workout, am i lacking determination for not going johnny?

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Johnny N July 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

I would probably wait to heal from the runs. After that, I’ll have all day and night to train as much as I want.

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j August 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm

how do i move my head without my opponent anticipating where my head is going? maybe instead of side to side side forward side backward thats just an example johnny, and is it necessary to move my head out of punching range your feedback will be great johnny thank you :)

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Johnny N August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

It’s true, your opponent can predict your head movements. But it’s better to be moving than to not be moving.

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Christian C September 20, 2012 at 5:12 am

hello sir i am a 15 year old and am trying to make a boxing club at school, their ok with it but i need protection and not in a good financial state could you e mail me a list of good and necessary gear for basically setting up a gym ?

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Johnny N September 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Gloves, headgear, mitts, mouthpiece.

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CJ October 9, 2012 at 12:40 am

Great tips man. Im new to boxing and have been using it mainly as a means of getting fit but i gas out fairly quick when I’m working the bag, found short snappy shots to be a much more efficient workout.
Muchly appreciated.
Also (being new to this) any other good basic combo’s to throw around on the bag that you can suggest?

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Johnny N October 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

Check out my Punch Combination List.

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morris November 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

Hey Johnny
thanks for the awesome tips!
I just dont understand how to pivot my feet when I punch,ive read all of your power punching articles,and ive been sliding my feet towards the punch so that my body is balanced when I rotate my body,this seems to hit alot harder than the old one legged way I used to punch,i just dont understand how to pivot

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Johnny N November 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Watch my youtube videos. I demonstrate the punching technique for the main boxing punches (jab, cross, hook, uppercut).

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Ali November 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

Do not drink a cup every hour youll feel so sick. D:

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sami December 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

hi guys

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Ivan December 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

Exact same tips my dad tells me,!
Felt like he was the one that typed this. This tips are really good and help alot.

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Kacii Karmin January 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thanks Johnny, this may sound odd, but I actually have used these tips for boxing …..but…in-world. I’m a director at a Gym in Second Life. Virtually of course some are impossible but the training tips….that’s what I’ve used when ever training a new person and for any sparring/fighting I have done. I have to tweak them but the ground rules are there and once you get the fundamentals down, it makes any training so much easier. I actually refer to this article in a blog I did. Thanks again and any time you are looking to box in down time, look us up. Warrior Instinct Nations and I promise no black eyes or broken noses. :)

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Johnny N January 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I’d love to see your blog. I did look up Warrior Instinct Nations but couldn’t find any information about it.

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kacii karmin January 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

http://www.warriorinstinct.com/blog, the site is new…… In second life where the gym is, has been going for 5 years. If you have never heard of second life its a virtual world that mimics RL from stores to sports. Boxing, football and wrestling are huge there right now.

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mahesh January 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

really good tips

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Kim January 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hi Johnny I just started boxing and I am on my 2nd week. I do wear eye glasses. I am considerin practice sparring without my glasses. Do you think I can manage? Or is that not a good idea? I just want to know how to block punches for self defense. That is all. I don’t plan on being an amateur fighter or going to the rings for fight.

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Johnny N January 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

You certainly can’t wear glasses so it’s either no glasses and/or use soft contacts. How well you manage depends on how bad your vision is without glasses.

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chico January 30, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Hey Jonn so wats your record

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Johnny N January 31, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Click on my name if you want to learn about my boxing background.

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shoaib February 2, 2013 at 2:30 am

i hve intrest in boxing, in my place their is no boxing club so please give me tips for starting at home, how and wht diets i must use as i m fat

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Johnny N February 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

Read everything on this site.

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sugar March 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

i loved your tips but i have one question what do you mean dont work till complete failure.

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Johnny N March 21, 2013 at 2:45 am

It means don’t exercise until your body is completely exhausted.

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Will March 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

for Riley and Johnny N,

hi guys. if you actually see, you do not punch your opponent with the fingers. you punch them with the fists, so the arm reach is measured from the arm pit to the knuckles.

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PATHY April 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

Mr. Johnny,

Please let me to know if I am a 36 year old than i had well trained, but can i attend any competition under my weight category?

Thanks

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Johnny N April 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hi Pathy, 36 is not too old for boxing competition. There are are different divisions for older boxers and you’ll definitely be able to find good competition in your age range.

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this guy April 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

wow …these tips on this page is awesome…just reading it made me a better boxer already….box my cus and friends and they are strong and bigger than me but i kick their butt… i didnt know anything b4 but now i perform these tips and it was enough to win…bc they r new at boxing just as i am …know just alittle more than them made the differences..even though my power did not match theirs..im 140 and they r 160 and the other was 240…woo!…i showed them….but i wont show them this page..lol

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vigneshwaran May 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

good

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chelsea July 30, 2013 at 5:43 am

these tips won me a fight thanks a lot i could not of done it with out them !!!!

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Johnny N August 13, 2013 at 4:19 am

Awesome! Congratulations, Chelsea!

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Cheyenne August 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

First fight, is in just a week I’m Fifteen And I’m A Girl Most people don’t think i could do this …..but , this help”s alot i’ve been training for quite sometime now but this makes me feel more confident And More

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Johnny N August 13, 2013 at 4:20 am

I wish you the best of luck, Cheyenne!

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Brandon September 4, 2013 at 7:24 am

Hey Jonny, awesome tips, I’ve always been into fighting and recently had an interest in Boxing, really helpful tips, thanks a lot. . Brandon, South Africa.

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Brandon September 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

Sorry. Johnny. *.

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sushank bhardwaj September 16, 2013 at 1:03 am

great advice……but i wanted the tips for knock out………

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Edu October 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Great, Johnny

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yeah yeah..pft October 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Im 12 and my first fight is tommorow i just read this and im ready

Or i just won a fight im 5’2 120 and i just beat a 6’3 270 pounds guy

Bullshitters.. all of you..

What kinda effing gym do you go to they make you fight with out being ready?? I trained for 6 months before sparring.

My coach said he didnt want to see me get my ass kicked.

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Danny November 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Great tips! My son wants to learn boxing, do you have any tips for children?

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Johnny N November 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Start slow, take your time, don’t get into sparring situations where you only get beat up.

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Oye joseph January 6, 2014 at 5:56 am

thanks alot i really enjoy d tips nd its useful for m

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Oye joseph January 6, 2014 at 6:02 am

thanks alot.the tips help me,its a guy who made me wana learn boxing cos he beat me wit it.my question is what actually makes sum1 an expert boxer,is it becos of his weight lifting or his punching of bags?i need

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

A boxer is good because of his skill and ability to fight against other skilled boxers.

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Oye joseph January 6, 2014 at 6:09 am

ur tips ar good..i hop it will help me.as u hav earlier said,i av already failed becos a guy beat me in boxing bt i kw he is nt perfect bt i was afraid,dats y i av been looking 4 tips dat will help..

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Oye joseph January 6, 2014 at 6:19 am

my sir my question is hw can i remove fear when am about to fight someone maybe small or big.cos i feel i Will b defeated again.Pls whats d solution.then 2ndly does weight lifting nd punching of bag make a person an expert?

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

1. Train at your pace. Beginners shouldn’t be expecting to win. Your focus should be on learning as much as you can.
2. Lifting weights and hitting the heavy bag does not make you an expert.

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Kevin Mah January 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

How do you throw the short right?

Is it just a cross but not extended all the way?

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Not really. It’s more about getting up close and launching it straight from the chin. Don’t worry about the distance. Extend your arm as much as you need to land the punch.

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Jamie January 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hey! I’ve just started boxing and I was wondering what’s the best weight to be? I’m 13 and 5’11.

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm

The best weight to fight at is at your natural LEAN weight.

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Nathan February 5, 2014 at 3:12 pm

I tried these and the other advice and it’s helped me improve my game wonders. Thanks !

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Joel March 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Hey brother, thanks for the good tips!

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Thomas Bryce March 30, 2014 at 4:39 am

First fight is today thanks for the good tips

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Kris April 9, 2014 at 3:17 am

Here’s something that’s been bugging me for quite a long time and you reminded me when you were talking about slow feet. When throwing a punch the whole body should behind it, but should that movement from the ground up be sequential or simultaneous? Feet move first, then legs, hips shoulders, and then the arm or should they happen at once?

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