Boxing Workshop JUNE 22, 2013

June 6, 2013 June 6, 2013 by Johnny N Boxing Techniques, Boxing Workshops 22 Comments

Boxing Workshop

Fighters in the Southern California area: I am doing a special ONE-DAY ONLY boxing workshop June 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. All boxers, fighters, coaches welcome!

During this 2-hour interactive workshop, you’ll develop new fighting skills and get personal feedback on your boxing technique. The key topics will be developing catlike balance & footwork for fighting, and advanced power punching technique. It’s a hands-on learning experience to develop your fighting skills directly from me!


Who this workshop is for:

Serious boxers, MMA fighters, martial artists, or coaches with an interest in learning world class footwork and punching technique. Although no prior experience is necessary, the workshop is ideal for individuals with at least 6 months of training experience in any fighting art. I will not be going over boxing basics—this workshop covers only advanced fighting technique!

The first time I did this, we had guys from all levels and ages. Anywhere from 2-months up to a guy with 20 amateur fights. And we all  had fun.


Video footage from the 2012 workshop!



Learn the secrets to balance and footwork used by the world’s best dancers. We’ll be doing the same drills I learned while training under my brother—Brian Nguyen—a world renowned tango champion. (FYI: did you know many greats like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson trained in dance?)

First you’ll learn how to train and activate your ‘balance’ muscles for better footwork. Then I’ll show you some advanced footwork tricks. You’ll find there is more to grounding yourself than simply bending your knees and lowering your center-of-gravity!


Things you will learn:

  • how to stand solid like a rock but move with the grace of a classically trained dancer
  • how to block punches without being pushed back
  • how to move around the ring without getting tired
  • how to move like a cat, slick and powerful (yes, there is a way to learn this!)
  • how to move your feet quickly without upsetting your balance
  • how to bounce in & out THE CORRECT WAY (slicker & more energy-efficient)
  • the difference between a push-walker and a pull-walker
  • slick step-drag technique
  • tricky footwork moves like: the “fast pivot” and the “one-legged bounce”
  • special drills and exercises for developing your balance muscles
  • …and much more!

***Note: these are NOT the typical skipping drills you did in football practice!



In addition to the principles you’ve learned for fighting footwork, you will learn how to ground yourself for incredibly solid punches. First, we’ll break down the body mechanics behind the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut. Then, we’ll learn how to generate maximum rotational power (HINT: it’s not as simple as moving every part of your body).

I’ll demonstrate the key punching mechanics and show you how to load a punch from the INSIDE of your body. Once you know how to move your body, I’ll review some little-known secrets to DOUBLE YOUR PUNCHING POWER IMMEDIATELY.


Things you will learn:

  • how to throw a real step jab (the commonly referenced but notoriously misunderstood “falling step” technique made famous by Jack Dempsey)
  • how to throw deadly left hooks (even while popping your body up OFF the ground, a la Mike Tyson)
  • how to throw killer right crosses without having to “load” the punch
  • the proper way to “dig” an uppercut
  • how to throw fast flurries WITHOUT having to think about handspeed
  • how to punch non-stop without getting tired! (yes, it’s actually possible)
  • how to generate maximum rotational force WITHOUT using all of your energy
  • …and much more!

Learning the truly essential skills of power punching will allow you to throw powerful punches even while using less effort and less technique!



Cost – $50/person for the workshop. Pre-registration and payment required.

When – Saturday from 1-3pm

Location – the location will be finalized and emailed to you a few days before the weekend.
(It will be in North Hollywood.)

What to bring – shoes, socks, hand wraps, gloves (please be dressed for physical activity)

Reservations – spots are limited to 20 persons/day so register ASAP.

(absolutely no refunds, no exceptions)

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ben June 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm

whats your height and weight


Johnny N June 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

5’7″, 142lbs.


Genbasy June 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Also bruce lee was a cha cha champion


stephen collins June 7, 2013 at 1:06 am

Coach… the workshop sounds great but… I live next to the staples center.. id want to train with you on the daily, not just one day!


Johnny N June 7, 2013 at 1:46 am

Sign-up for the workshop, Stephen!


Patryk June 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Too bad I’m from Poland… 🙁


Johnny N June 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Well…you can purchase the footage from last year’s workshop. 🙂


Filipe June 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hey Johnny,

your articles are the best… I’ve noticed much improvement since I’ve started reading… thanks a lot.


Your biggest fan from Brazil…


Johnny N June 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Thank you Filipe!

Btw, have you checked out ???
Share it with your friends! 😉


Filipe June 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Not ’till now!!!

by the way… I’ve tried that “fall” you’ve mentioned on the article “clinch” last saturday … for my surprise many of my oponents gone to the ground… lol


Itamar June 13, 2013 at 5:28 am

I am a fan from Brazil too. You know how to teach very well. I hope you visit here one day to give us some classes.


Johnny N June 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Thank you, Itamar. ! I would consider one day if it can be organized and pay for my airfare and other travel costs.


Newty June 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Dang im going to be out of town!


Johnny N June 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Tell your friends to come so they can share the tips with you when you get back! 🙂


NP June 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

Do you do private lessons? It’s a bit of a drive, but I’d love to come out there once every other week to learn new stuff and get some light/slow sparring in.


Johnny N June 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

Send me a private email.


mavs June 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

That sucks men I’ll be in hollywood on june 14-16 I hope its a week earlier…I’m frm az


Mike June 14, 2013 at 6:40 am

I live out here on the east coast & won’t be able to make it out there. Will you be recording it & making it available for purchase like last year’s workshop?


Johnny N June 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

I wouldn’t count on it but if I did record it, it would be available along with the existing workshop footage.


Butch G July 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I am looking for a kidney protector. All I see online are those with a groin protector. Is there one boxing that protects the kidneys. I was wondering about those pads that professional boxers use tucked in their shorts. Are those to protect the kidneys and where can you buy those.

Thank you.


Johnny N July 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

I’ve never heard of a kidney protector but I have heard of a body protector. Go to and have a look around.


Johnny N August 13, 2013 at 4:02 am

Try it! Get in the ring and train hard and see for yourself.


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