How to Find your Dominant Hand

Unless you’re the small percentage of ambidextrous fighters, one of your hands is faster, stronger, and more accurate than the other. Knowing this allows you to determine your proper boxing stance for strategic and anatomic benefits. It may not be an advantage but at least you don’t handicap yourself.

But first of all, how do you figure out your dominant hand? [Click to read more…]

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tips for your first fight

Last Sunday, I cornered for 2 fighters for their first fights. My friends, Van and Richard were training hard for the past couple months. I was proud to see both of them win their first fight. (Video included.)

I figured you’d want to know how I coached Van and Richard. To all the guys that trained hard, you deserve to win–this guide is for YOU. To everyone else that only trained 99% and/or like to make excuses, this guide will keep you from getting KO’ed in front of your friends.

Here are some strategies and tips for your first fight… [Click to read more…]

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Hey guys, you asked for it time and time again and I listened. I spent the past year of my life creating the fastest boxing course for beginners, fighters, trainers, or anybody wanting to learn how to box.

The “How to Box in 10 Days” boxing course consists of a 300-page instructional ebook, 32-page workbook, and 1hr 45min of video instruction — for only $77.
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The great Henry Ford said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”

We can only accomplish what we THINK is possible. Your mind sets the goals in your life and determines whether you’ll get there. If you dare to be great, how strong must your mind be?

strengthen the mind

Better yet, how do you strengthen the mind?

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Welcome to my personal recipe for success, a series of articles based on the experiences of my life and the lives of great individuals I’ve gotten to know personally. Of all the amazing individuals I’ve met, my brother was the only one I watched from his humble beginnings. It’s inspiring to witness the daily struggles of someone so close to you.

how to be great

The first lesson in becoming great: deciding what you want… [Click to read more…]

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How many new exercises have you learned since you started boxing? How many have you tried and then never used again?

If you count everything you’ve seen in the gym, pre-fight training videos, and Youtube, we’ve got all the exercises we need … and more. Much more. It’s easy to think there’s some magical exercise out there to make you the next Muhammad Ali but I disagree. There’s only so much exercise your body can handle so you’ll have to prioritize.

Top 5 Boxing Exercises

How are my favorite boxing exercises… [Click to read more…]

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Training at Multiple Gyms

December 19, 2011 December 19, 2011 by Johnny N Boxing Basics, Boxing Gyms 39 Comments

All the competing boxers I know have been to every gym across town. Some went for sparring, others went just to work out. Can training at multiple gyms make you a better fighter? [Click to read more…]

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boxing headgear review

The official ExpertBoxing Headgear Review of all the boxing headgear I’ve used over the years. I share my experience of 18 different headgear and explain why or why not you should buy them. I list their level of protection, comfort, and pricing among other important factors. Learn important aspects about headgear to protect your head and enjoyment in boxing! [Click to read more…]

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Setup Hooks to the Body

Any fighter can tell you the hook to the body can be the most painful punch you will ever feel. It cripples your body from the inside, paralyzes your legs, and takes away your will to fight. Worst of all: hooks to the body can knock you out but leave you conscious to feel the pain.

Nowadays, all fighters are taught to throw hooks to the body but very few are taught how to set them up. They think setting up body hooks means slipping a punch and coming inside. They’re half right but they’re still missing one key ingredient. This is something I took years to figure out.

…the proper setup determines whether you slip in safely to land your hook OR get crushed under your opponent and countered! [Click to read more…]

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Boxing Mailbag 11-30-11

November 30, 2011 November 30, 2011 by Johnny N Boxing Basics, Boxing Mailbag 95 Comments

Your boxing questions answered! Questions about punching technique, training, over-training, incorporating different styles, and more. [Click to read more…]

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