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Learning Boxing Combinations

January 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 214

Boxing combinations are a string of punches delivered in a specific order. They are much better at wounding your opponent than single punches. They help you to increase the rate at which you are able to strike your opponent. They can also give you more advanced punching skills. An orthodox boxer is someone who is right-handed. An unorthodox, or Southpaw, boxer is left-handed. Most combinations are given for orthodox boxers. If you are a Southpaw, you may have to reverse the combination yourself to accommodate leading with your left hand. The punches you will learn are the jab, cross, hook, body hook, upper cut and shovel hook. You can use either hand to deliver any of these punches.

Each punch is assigned a number. When you are working with a trainer, he will most likely call out a number rather than the name of the punch. It is important to learn the proper names and numbers for every punch. If you've ever heard of a one-two punch, then you're already familiar with two of the numbers. This translates into a jab-cross. So a jab is number one and a cross is number two. The jab is the single most important punch in boxing. It frequently heads up a combination. Even if it doesn't, it can be used to lead into one. The left hook fills the number three slot. A right hook is number four. Number five is a left body hook. The right body hook is number six. Number seven is the left upper cut. The right upper cut is number eight. Nine is the left shovel hook, which leaves the right shove hook to be number ten.

To truly learn these punches, you will need to spend several hours a week drilling them on a punching bag or punching dummy. You will also be required to spend a certain number of hours sparring with a partner. The combination of drills and sparring will help you to perfect the skill level of your punches as well as the delivery of boxing combinations. You want to be sure to wear the correct protective gear when practicing. In the ring, your hands are protected by boxing gloves. In the boxing gym, you should wear workout gloves to prevent injury to your hands. There are different types of workout gloves for different training exercises. To be successful as a boxer, you will need the full use of your hands. You don't want injured hands to keep you from boxing. You can actually improve your punches by wearing gloves while training. Learning boxing combinations will improve your skills as a boxer overall.

Alan Stables is a fan of most sports, including boxing. He follows the different international boxers, keeping a close eye on the boxing techniques and boxing combinations that they use.

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