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Different Types of Boxing Techniques

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.

Boxing Techniques - Stance

Learning boxing techniques  in Hyper Fight and Fitness Club, call 847-233-0656, physical and mental boxing developmentBoxers 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.

Boxing Techniques - Attacking

Attacking involves different types of punches and feet movement. Boxers use five types of attack techniques.

  • Jab: The jab is an important punch in boxing. The punch is thrown with the lead hand from a positive stance. The jab is a weak punch, but it enables the boxer to arrange power punches and keep the opponent at bay. Some boxers have strong jabs that stun their opponent while other boxers use just a pawing jab that just gauges distance between the boxers.
  • Cross: It is a punch, which the boxer throws straight from his back hand from a positive stance position. A cross punch is one of the most effective punches thrown from a certain distance. The punch travels in a straight direction and hits the target quicker and harder. The cross punch is usually combined with a jab. After the boxer jabs his opponent, the distance building between them gives him the opportunity to throw a cross punch.
  • Hook: The hook resembles a semi-circular punch which is aimed at the opponent’s side. It is a powerful punch and can potentially knockout the opponent. As the punch is delivered from the side, most of the times the opponent cannot see it coming.
  • Uppercut: This punch rises from below and is generally used when the opponent lowers his head too low or ahead of their lead foot. The uppercut is a risky punch because if the boxer misses it, he can go off balance and give his opponent an opportunity to his him.
  • Overhand: It is a wide punch that is thrown by the boxers back hand and travels over his head in a circular or looping fashion. It is a dangerous punch that needs good timing, as it is a wide punch the opponent can easily see this punch coming.

Boxing Techniques - Defending

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.

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