9781884654282

Boxing's Ten Commandments : Essential Training for the Sweet Science

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    9781884654282

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    1884654282

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-06-01
  • Publisher: Tracks Publishing
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Summary

This boxing handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth coaching for serious contenders. Weaving fundamental skills into a progression of drills that hone technique in increasingly complex, demanding, and realistic fighting situations, the handbook aids fighters in developing the reflexes of a complete boxer and teaches the move from a process-and-react mentality to one of seeing-and-reacting. Hundreds of sequential images illustrate vital steps in the progressionfrom proper stance, effective footwork, and range to defense and counters, the importance of angles, and creating winning strategies.

Author Biography

Alan Lachica is the coauthor of Boxer’s Start-Up, Fighting Fit, and Fitness Training for Girls. He is a certified USA amateur-boxing coach and the owner of Bulldog Boxing Gyms. His boxing exhibitions have been featured on local and national television, including the CBS News' Eye on America. He lives in Inman, South Carolina. Doug Werner has written more than a dozen sport instructional guides, including the Start-Up Sports series and is the coauthor of Boxer’s Start-Up and Fighting Fit. He lives in Chula Vista, California.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Stance and rhythm: Fight from the boxer's stance with rhythmp. 11
Footwork: Learn to move skillfully in all directionsp. 17
Range: Know and master your rangep. 27
Laws of punching: Obey the laws of punching and punch powerp. 37
The jab: Make the jab your best punchp. 43
Punch mechanics for fundamental punches: Master the mechanics of the major punchesp. 55
Defense and counters: Master the defenses against each punch and know how to counter every attackp. 91
Angles: Angle in and out on different linesp. 151
Putting it all together: Blend and master offensive and defensive skills through focused sparring drillsp. 191
Making a plan: Follow a plan every round - be it workout, sparring or competitionp. 203
Resourcesp. 218
Indexp. 221
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