Styles make fights and because of that uniqueness

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There is a very broad range of what boxing skill executions are right or wrong. “Styles make fights”, and because of that uniqueness between coaches, trainers and boxers there is an infinite amount of room for variations. Evaluate each skill you teach your boxers and break down key points to observe during each phase of the movement; Set-up , Initial Movement , Point of Impact , and Follow-Through . How the body is inside the base will either maintain stability during the execution or will cause an imbalance during the skill. Therefore, begin evaluations from the ground and make note of each major joint from the feet to the head. The following are instructions of how to read the example checklists for the Ready Position, Left Jab, Straight Right, Left Hook and Right Uppercut : Each offensive skill will have corresponding text: Skill Name (#) the skill’s number is a quick reference to use when in combination (ex. 1-2-3-2 is jab-straight right-left hook-straight right) the Set-Up how to execute the Initial Movement the skill how the Point of Impact may look what the Follow-Through will look like CHECKLIST Starting from the ground and working our way up the body, how does each joint will act during execution VARIATION -some skills may have other variations and this section will describe those elements COACHING TIPS: are helpful hints *** NOTE : The offensive skills in Self Position are the same for southpaws, just opposite. If you are left hand dominant, you will reverse the instructions (ex. The Straight Right will be your Straight Left)
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Page 132 Example Skill Checklists Ready Position The Ready Position is the Set-Up for potentially all other movements in boxing. The first rule of boxing is to protect yourself at all times, with your hands up and your chin down CHECKLIST (See Reference Images on the next Page) Base - Feet are at least shoulder width apart or slightly greater, with the heel of the right foot on one side of an imaginary line and the left toes on the other side of the line (pic. Ai) . You will have a weak base and be easily knocked off balance if your feet are in line, like standing on a tight rope (pic. Aii) Front/left foot is flat to act as the “anchor” and the back/right foot is on ball/toes with the heel off the ground like a gated sprinter (optional-not shown) Knees are slightly bent, acting as shock absorbers to allow fluid movement (if the legs are straight in a locked out position, all your weight will be through the heel instead of across entire foot. This will diminish the quality of your base of support Hips are loose The right elbow is pulled tight to the ribs, sitting on an imaginary shelf at the navel, which is the foul-line for the sport of boxing The left elbow is at 90degrees and sits behind the fist(when the fist sits behind the elbow, the punch will come from a hammering motion instead of a drive The right shoulder is pulled back with the left shoulder forward, creating a narrow target with the body The right hand (thumb) touches your nose/right cheekbone The left hand is at cheekbone/eye level, 6- 10” in front
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