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Position before Punching (diary entry)

footwork drills

09.02.19   My two junior clients arrived at the eighth hour of their course on Basic Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training. They are showing a lot of great progress and have clearly been putting the work in. This was my second lesson of the day. We went over 11 punch combination, uppercuts, body shots and general positioning.   The warm up consisted of partner-work, where the two junior fighters coached each other. They began with footwork and then […]

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Under the Boxing Guard (diary entry)

Jack_Johnson_Uppercut

02.02.19   This morning’s private lesson saw my two junior clients grow their combinations, focus more on the L and V-Step as well as develop the uppercut and the liver-shot/shovel hook.   We warmed up with partner work, focusing on defensive attributes using footwork and slipping. Here I principally addressed the L and V-step. The L-step is a great defensive and drawing technique, but it only works to one side of a stance. The move is used to move out […]

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Shovel Hooks (diary entry)

liver punch

27.11.18   Tonight’s class brought my client up to his sixth hour of training in Western Boxing for Martial Art Cross Training. I am very happy with his speedy progress. He is clearly taking home a lot of the material being taught, training it and doing the appropriate research before bringing it back for further development in the lesson.   Our course brought us up to the final actual punch: the shovel hook. Everything else is now a variation on […]

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Body Shot & Different Guards (diary entry)

liver punch

27.09.18   The seventh hour of my client’s basic course in Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training looked more on developing individual style, making combination work more fluid and introduced more body shots.   We began with mirror footwork, which is a useful warm-up exercise. It builds reaction timing and develops a good understanding of distancing, attack and defence. Not only did I check cornering, moving out of corners and finding angles but also adjusting levels. This latter point […]

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