First off, why boxing?
This question couldn’t have been any easier. Boxing is a great workout, perhaps the most challenging of all sports. Requires speed, agility, finesse, power, endurance, and ultimate mental toughness. Boxing pushes you like no other, pitting the finest and highest level athletes against each other. It’s a sweet science but at the same time also a raw and brutal sport.
More importantly boxing takes you further than you ever thought possible. Boxing makes you more alive than ever, more humble in defeat, and most glorious in victory. Boxing reveals the true fighter deep inside every single one of us. Plus, it helps to control anger and stress. Parkinson’s patients also benefit from boxing.
Basic Boxing Technique
Basic Boxing Stance
The basic boxing stance is supposed to be easy for beginners to attack and defend easily. You’re well covered in this stance with both hands ready to attack easily. More advanced fighters will use different boxing stances for more advanced body movements and counter-punching opportunities.
The proper boxing stance – ready to attack or defend:
• Front toe & back heel on the center line. Dominant hand in back (if you are right-handed, put the right hand in back).
• Weight evenly distributed across both legs, knees slightly bent.
• Feet diagonal, little wider than shoulder width apart, back heel raised.
• Elbows down, hands up.
• Head behind your gloves, chin slightly down, eyes see over the gloves.
• Relax and breathe!
Get used to returning to this position after all boxing movements!