January 31, 2013 January 31, 2013 by Johnny N 2 Comments

Kind words and compliments from fans around the world. Tell your inspirational story in text, pictures, videos, etc…and I’ll share it with the world here.

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Hey Johnny,

I’ve been following your blog/youtube since my first day in boxing. This past april I won the Sr. Novice Heavyweight Golden Gloves in Chicago. I just want to say your vids have been helpful and inspirational along the way. I’ve had to learn the techniques you talk about the hard way in the gym. But you’ve always been another great rescource for knowledge.

I’ve attached a picture from the Golden Gloves. That’s me with just two of the several coaches who’ve influence me.







FYI ive been watching your videos on you Tube for about six months. Im finding them a great help. I would just like to say your technique is brilliant and you ability to to articulate what happens is in various boxing scenario’s is great.

Ive only been boxing for two years, im 42, ive gone from being a 96kg couch potatoe, to being a 78kg dedicated boxer.

Here in Ireland a phenomenon of people getting into fitness has been sweeping the country. Boxing has become very popular due to the brilliant example of people like Katie Taylor. My trainer, too is a technical Ametuer boxer and expects nothing but perfection from both us and himself. But still ! what ive learned from your videos has given me an edge in a high performing class.

Just want to say keep up the good work the world really needs people like you.

J Thomas



Hey Johnny, how are you man?

I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for making ExpertBoxing and posting so many helpful tips! I’m a seventeen year old that trained in boxing when I was younger, but had to quit, and I started back up a few months ago, I’m going as often as I can and as hard, I’ve completely changed the way I eat and I always read your articles and watch your videos and they help me so much!

I’ve got the goal of starting amateur boxing at the start of next year and pursuing boxing as a career, as it’s the only thing I’ve ever done, that I’ve actually been good at. Sorry for the huge paragraph, I just wanted to say a huge thank you man, it means a lot what you do!!

Thank you!





I really love your methodical teaching, breaking down movements to their basics, etc. I am a retired violinist turned boxer and have been a bit frustrated at the general “sink or swim” attitudes of boxing coaches. You either figure it out or you don’t based on general demonstrations and repetition. You bring a refreshing approach to teaching the sport that is prevalent in both music and dance but seems to be missing in boxing otherwise. Your articles and, especially the foot movement video, have helped me address aspects of the sport that I wasn’t able to figure out.

Boxing has always been a dream of mine, not just to go through the motions but to participate at a reasonably high level. I am 47 and have survived 2 heart attacks so this path has not been easy. God willing, I will have my first fight at the end of August and, win, lose or draw, you will have been a big part of helping me get there. Thanks!

Andrew Wilson



Hi Johnny,

Just a quick message to say thanks for all your hard work – you’re an inspiration, and your articles and videos are the best out there. You’re a gift from God to all us aspiring fighters. If you ever get the time to come to the UK, hit me up and come check out our gym (www.titanskickboxing.com)! Keep up the good work man and best of luck with everything


Dan C



Hi Johnny,

Thanks so much for your generosity sharing your time and expertise. I’m wondering if you know of any trainers here in NYC who might have a perspective similar to yours, AND be willing to work with a recreational/amateur client. My experience so far has been that the guys will demonstrate things, but not explain them much, let alone go into any detail about the mechanics of technique/form. I’m a pianist, so I really REALLY need to avoid any injury that could be prevented with good technique.

I know, crazy, right?

Part of the reason I’m learning boxing (other than boxing just being awesome) is to experience being a student in a completely foreign medium. It makes me a better (piano) teacher. And I know from becoming a professional musician that even one lesson with a truly masterful teacher (not just a coach per se) can give you enough to work with and extrapolate from for a very long time. Forever, even. I’m actually going to be in Cali in September, if you have any interest in a session or two I would be super excited to work with you. You’re in LA, right?

In my favor as a beginning/intermediate client, I’m probably the only piano teacher who writes about boxing. You may find yourself immortalized in a pedagogy conference 🙂

Thanks again Johnny,



hy once again i read your books and lot of articles. i’m boxing fo r seven years – about 50 am. figths, but after reading your work i see i’m a f***ing begginer, i was just mindlessly fighting. after using your advices my game changed 80% i see more, get less, hit more! i don’t know if our trainers don’t know hot to teach or what. maybe they have model of what’s right but they don’t know how to teach… tnx


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MIke M March 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I do boxing for a good little while and I do prefer to stick to my trainer’s stuff but from a time to time I try to open my mind for some new techniques from outside my gym to test them out and guess what Jonny-

Your article about 2 legged punching is just incredibly effective.
I thought about it for some time before i went to bed and I watched your video in the next morning to refresh the new stuff. On the same day in the afternoon during my boxing session I really let the new informations go and I’d gave it to me some extra power, every one have noticed big improvement even the guy that never wasn’t a fun of me said “wow hes got some power coming out now”

I really recommend in 100% to study the article the 2 legged punching! It works very well… 😉


Johnny N March 21, 2013 at 2:44 am

Good work, my friend 😉


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