Boxing Skills How To Guides
If you want to get straight on to looking at a Boxing How To Guide video article, why not start at the most logical place which is the boxing stance. Otherwise, read on and learn a little more about boxing skills, how those skills are presented on this site and ultimately how you can learn how to box.
To the casual observer, boxing involves a couple of individuals exchanging punches. At it's most simple level, I admit that I find it difficult to argue with this assessment. On the other hand though, if one of the individuals has been more successful at learning boxing skills than the other, then it is no longer two people exchanging blows. What the event becomes is one person throwing lots of punches, and missing, but at the same time taking a fairly comprehensive hammering.
Now, I'm a big believer in 'natural ability' which I tend to view as possessing natural athletic capability along with a sharp, intelligent mind. The benefits of possessing natural ability will be realized by learning the boxing skills, and it is further likely that the learning process will be quicker for those with a 'natural ability'. Even without 'natural ability' though, learning the skills of boxing is open to anyone.
There is no great mystery, by spending time on improving your skills as a boxer, be it for competitive purposes or for fitness/self-defence purposes, there will be rewards that can be obtained fairly swiftly. Boxing, like other sports, is a confidence business, and knowledge breeds confidence. 95% of what top performers do are the basics, it's just that they do them very well. In order to deliver the final 5% of "magic" that produces a champion, the basics must be mastered.
For the purposes of demonstrating the skills of boxing, I have grouped the skills into the following high-level sets of Boxing How To Guides:
By clicking on any of the above links, you will be taken to a page that will allow you to select any a Boxing How To Guide for an individual skill and watch a clear, well presented video demonstration. I also present the basics of the skill in writing. The written article provides reinforcement for the main element, which is the video presentation. The video presentations are short in length, and are consistent in their delivery, demonstrating the mechanics of the skill in various positions. I outline the key points of the skill, along with the common faults that occur when performing the skill.
In terms of how to link up the boxing skills, the category boxing combinations contains articles which give some practical examples. Whether you're new to the sport or not, I'd recommend starting with the article on the boxing stance. Understanding and practising the skills of boxing and being able to deploy them at the right time reduces the risk of taking a beating.
It doesn't matter how strong you may think you are, you'll at some point meet someone stronger. Possessing greater skill will allow you to overcome bigger and more powerful foes by swiftly moving inside to deliver effective punches or retreating whilst firing powerful shots. The skills components described in the Boxing How To Guides provide the building blocks of boxing. Learn how to box using these skills, within a structured training program and you will provide yourself with the highest chance of success whatever you are seeking from the sport.
Good luck and have fun.