May 24, 2018

Advanced Boxing Techniques

Boxing is all about stance, timing and technique. Once you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to move on to some tougher boxing moves. Fitbox method offers classes from beginner to advanced. Check out some of the most legendary maneuvers that you can begin adding to your boxing set. 

Corkscrew Punch

According to Mighty Fighter, “The corkscrew punch is a punch that is thrown while twisting the shoulder, elbow and wrist all in one motion, so that your thumb ends up facing downwards and your palm facing the outside.”

This advanced technique isn’t easy, and it isn’t to everyone. Yet it can be a match-winning move if executed correctly.

This move offers the following benefits to a fighter:

– Hand protection

– Chin protection

– Defensive posture

Your hands are better protected because your thumb isn’t doing the heavy lifting in this punch. Your knuckles (which are better equipped for high impact) will take the brunt of the punch instead.

Speed Training

Fighters are only as good as they are fast. Speed training is an important step to becoming an advanced boxer.

According to RDX Sports, “Constant practicing on the heavy bag, double end bag, mitts, as well as sparring are great for speed training as you continuously practice your offensive and defensive reflexes to point that such movement becomes second nature to you.”

This is the Mr. Miyagi method. The more you train continuous movements over and over again, the easier the moves will become. Your muscle memory will take over, and your brain won’t need to actively think during the fight.

Shoulder Roll

If you’ve seen any of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s famous fights, you’ve likely seen the shoulder roll. Mayweather helped popularize this tricky but effective defensive move.

The shoulder roll consists of allowing your “lead shoulder to deflect the cross and overhand, and the forearm to protect the body. Once the punch is deflected, it then leaves you in an excellent position to throw a short counter uppercut / cross.”

This isn’t an easy move to execute successfully. Some of the factors that can affect the shoulder roll include:

– Reflexes

– Timing

– Body position

Since this isn’t an easy move, you might want to slowly start adding it to your training schedule. Go slow, ask for feedback and adjust as necessary.