Learn How to Box – Defensive Actions
Defensive actions on the MyBoxingCoach website are 'blocks' or 'parries' that are performed using the hands or the arms. Blocking a punch is the process of stopping it on it's line of attack. Parrying a punch is the process of deflecting an incoming shot from it's line of attack.
For every shot thrown there is an effective block or parry that can be used as a counter measure.
Blocks and parries are reactive defenses, that is they are used in response to seeing an opponent's shot coming. Blocks and parries are economical and simple to learn. When used correctly they can lead to a brilliantly effective defence. Let's work in reality here, no one likes to take shots. From day 1 of learning how to box, it is important that appropriate care is given over to not getting hit. Sounds obvious, but you would be surprised how often the opposite is true.
Below are links to each of the 'defensive actions' video articles: