Beginner’s Guide to Sparring

There’s a difference between sparring and fighting. Fighting comes with the goal of winning and destroying your opponent whereas sparring is focused on developing your skills! This post is dedicated to those who are relatively new to sparring. Training on equipment only develops your technique. Training in the ring develops your fighting skills! As soon[…]

5 Rules of Sparring

Sparring is a drill where you and your opponent help each other to practice real moves in a proper ring. The intention isn’t to beat your opponent but rather learn from each other. Noticing subtle nuances such as movements, punches, positioning, defence and other aspects of fighting which sharpens your overall boxing skills. At some point[…]

5 Reasons Why We Shadowbox

Shadowboxing is when a boxer moves around throwing punches at the air. Shadowboxing is a popular and basic exercise for boxers to hone their fighting techniques, condition their muscles, warm up or mentally condition themselves in the lead up to sparring, a boxing session or a fight. Done correctly with the right goals in mind,[…]

JAB…TO THE BODY!

The jab is most certainly the most important punch in boxing. Time and again we practice the jab. The different jab variations, the timing, the speed, the accuracy, the angles when throwing the jab, placements for the jab and many more. “If you want to be a good boxer, forget the jab. If you want[…]

High Guard

Following up from the previous post regarding the basic guard, in this post, I’ll be touching on another type of guard, commonly known as the high guard. It is pretty much the same as the basic guard only that for the high guard, you hold your hands much higher than before. When you’re adopting the[…]

Basic Guard

There clearly isn’t one perfect technique for boxing otherwise everyone will be using it. It also comes down to many attributes such as a boxer’s physique, fighting style, strengths, weaknesses, mental state and many more. There is no winning formula and boxers who find the most success usually apply the basics into their craft and[…]

Don’t skip SKIPPING!

Want to improve your fighting endurance, punching power, balance and footwork, in just 10 minutes a day?…if so, then GET UP AND START JUMPING ROPE! expertboxing.com If you think of the general boxers’ workout, it will naturally come to your mind that aside from long distance running, sprints, punching the bags, sparring and hitting the mitts, a boxer[…]