More Philly Shell (diary entry)


My client hit the third hour of his latest course on Western Boxing with a complete focus on Philly Shell tactics. We grounded everything on the cross/hook/back-step combination and footwork.

The lesson began with a complete revision of footwork drills. Then we made the guard a bit more active and adaptable, eliminating “dead hands”. We then moved into combination work looking at baiting and luring an opponent, setting up for punches and angling off. A typical reoccurring combination: shift in/jab high/jab low/cross/back-step/lead hook/diamond step/liver shot.

The lesson finished with four rounds of working from the Philly Shell.