Boxing not only involves your arms and feet, but your legs as well. Legs help you move away and towards your opponent. The faster you move your legs, the quicker you can get away from harm’s way. Boxing involves a lot of different moves and styles that give the boxer a niche over his opponent. Different boxers used their own techniques and were popular for some of their styles. Given below are some popular boxing techniques thought and used by boxers.
Boxers can adopt two types of stances. The Orthodox stance involves your left foot to be in the lead and the Southpaw stance requires your right foot to be in front. Southpaws are usually used by left handed boxers, although the boxer can choose the stance which he is comfortable with.
The way the boxer uses to stand or hold his/her hands varies on the unique style and comfort. Counterpunchers or pure boxers sometimes hold their hands at a lower position to entice their opponents to punch and miss.
The boxers would then use this opportunity to strike the opponent. Brawlers, who are not quick enough to avoid punches using their body movement and feet, hold their hands high to cover the face and head.
Attacking involves different types of punches and feet movement. Boxers use five types of attack techniques.
Defending, also involves a lot of foot work and blocking to avoid getting hit by your opponent. Boxing techniques like weaving and bobbing, parrying and blocking, slipping and clinching are used to prevent the opponent from hitting your face and body. Most of these boxing techniques involve using your hands to block to block your head and face, and quick maneuvers to avoid punches and being cornered by your opponent.