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Western martial art of punching, on which the competitive combat sport of boxing is founded.

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Why does every boxing coach recommend this stance that nobody actually uses?

Every boxing coach in the existence of time says the same thing: TUCK YOUR ELBOWS IN. When they demonstrate it, they put their elbows close in to their body, touching their ribs, and their arms almost ...
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Should striking martial arts be banned? [closed]

Striking martial arts are very popular these days, boxing and mma tend to attract a lot of attention by martial arts enthusiasts but should they really be praised like that? Striking martial arts have ...
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Have hammer fists been used in Boxing?

Here I'm asking about Western boxing specifically, both in terms of the modern & contemporary sport, and historical European boxing (John L. Sullivan and earlier.) Is the hammer fist used in ...
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How important is leaning in Boxing?

We think about the fists but not as much about the other aspects, such as footwork and dodging. When I think of waist in boxing, I think of Ali with his arms limp, leaning back just enough for his ...
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One punch knockout

There was a guy in highschool got into a lot of fights and almost every time he hit someone he knocked them out. As I got into shotokan and bjj, I started wondering is it not the matter of how hard ...
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Which Style out of the 3 should I start with

Hey guy so I'm pretty young as of now and I'm planning to learn some martial arts in the future so I need some help choosing the first one to start with. I plan on learning Southpaw boxing, Taekwondo, ...
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Does bicep development affect punching power?

Context: I've been boxing for a few years now and decided with my coaches (a bit before the pandemic hit) that I would move up a weight class. As I was confined and didn't have access to the gym, most ...
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Is laundry punching bag the same as regular punching bag?

I would like to know if training with a laundry punching bag such as this is equivalent to using a real punching bag?
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How to train your hands while working with punching/ boxing bag

In real life, when you need to fight you have no gloves. How can I train my hands for real life punching in fight. I read articles that claim that when working with punching/ boxing bag you have to ...
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Should you throw your crosses, jabs, uppercuts and hooks while tucking in your chin or cheek at the shoulder?

While I am shadow boxing, I always wonder if it's necessary to protect your chin while you throw your punch combinations, as in tucking in your chin behind your shoulders. Often times, this whole idea ...
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Getting back up after getting knocked down: How to recover quickly and get rid of the dizziness?

You see your opponent do something unexpected and weird. You don't quite understand it, but you know something is going to happen. The next thing you know — you are on the canvas/mat. You have been ...
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Does spinning around yourself help reduce the dizziness from a punch on the jaw?

Does spinning around yourself help reduce the dizziness from a punch on the jaw, and prevent getting knocked out easily?
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Boxing: how to effectively fix too wide stance?

Short problem description: Sometimes, while boxing (after some rounds have passed) I find myself in a wide stance — with legs wider than shoulders. Of course, it gives me some advantages, but I ...
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What are the major differences between a mentor and a cornerman, and why would one be preferable to the other?

Mentor vs Cornerman: What are the major differences between these roles? For example: Trust level Confidence in advice given Formal vs informal relationship Things you talk about And is your ...
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Feeling comfortable in sparring

There are similar questions to this one across the web, but I think the problem I have is specific enough that it deserves its own question. I'm an amateur welterweight fighting at 69kg and 1.78m. I'...
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Boxing, right punch - how to improve shoulders full turning?

I have noticed a problem with my right punch: I do not turn my shoulders fully, so my right punch doesn't go as far as I expected. I've tried training with dumbbells, trying to make a full turn with ...
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Will mixing wing chun, boxing and TKD be effective?

I am thinking about learning boxing for punching, TKD for kicking, and wing chun for flashy moves, jabs including eye jabs, and center line theory. Will that be effective?
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Is weight class related to injury risk in combat sports like MMA or boxing?

I have a hypothesis that damage resistance (ability to handle destructive impact without damage) is not related to the ability to deliver destructive damage (as a function of body mass) in ratio 1:1 (...
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What are the differences between TKD's backfist/reverse and boxing's jab/cross?

Ignoring footwork (supposing it is present), what are the primary differences in these combos? Are there any significant differences between the ideal versions of these punches? I'm looking for ...
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Should eyesight factor into the boxing stance a fighter chooses?

Standard procedure for most right-hand dominant fighters would suggest that they adopt an "orthodox" stance where their dominant hand is typically "in the back". But what if that same fighter is blind ...
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Improving Skills with Mental Training

I do boxing for several years in a gym. Besides physical training, it also includes sparring with an opponent. Since boxing, like most martial arts, relies on quick reflexes rather than thinking, I ...
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What is the combo in this bag-work video?

I'm learning boxing combos. I want to copy his combo in this video, but my brain is too slow to see it. Can you tell me the complete sequence in that video?
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Chess Boxing - Wondering how I would do / how I'd get into it

Ok I tried to find the 'chess boxing' subforum here and one doesn't exist, but I'm not surprised it's not by any means mainstream. Hopefully there's someone here that is knowledgeable and I'd ...
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I still look like a complete “noob” during drills with long combos I've never practiced before hand

In our class we get long combos thrown at us, something like e.g. jab cross jab switch kick then body hook head hook right. I can never remember when they're said in class. I can do OK when it's my ...
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how come some people are able to move around the ring like they're skating or floating?

while for others it looks so awkward. I understand basic footwork like the step shuffle and have heard of some 'advanced' techniques like the blitz step that somehow involve shifting your weight ...
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What is the purpose of UFC fighters extending and retracting their lead hand? Why don't boxers do so, at least as much?

Based on my extensive experience watching some UFC fights on YouTube, this hand movement seems very common. All I can think of is it at least partially to keep the limbs moving and making it easier to ...
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What knocks a person out: Is it energy or force?

Intuitively I know faster punches = more speed is better. But also mass is important for generating force as well as energy. In high school physics we learn E = 1/2 mv^2 so energy is proportional to ...
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Right handed southpaw

I primarily fight in the southpaw stance. I fight like a southpaw, throwing the left cross, and lead with my right. Here is where it gets weird: I’m right handed. I fight like a natural southpaw, but ...
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Possible explanations for contradictory facts on headgear and brain damage?

We have two scientifically proven facts that seem to contradict: Amateur bouts (where they wear headgear) have fewer knockouts than professional bouts (where they don't wear headgear) Amateur bouts ...
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Scientific evidence that punches to the head is harmful in boxing? (Even with protective gear)

Does anyone know if there's any scientific evidence of this? I couldn't find any, but found lots of claims. I wanted to know specifically if protective gear (gloves and headgear) was enough to not get ...
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Concerns with lead leg while throwing a jab

When throwing a jab is it necessary to step with the lead leg to add some power? I personally step with both feet for the sake of a strong base, also not to be vulnerable for an inside leg sweep to ...
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Should a boxing beginner always keep his/her hands up high?

I am new to boxing and my instructor tells me to keep my hands high near my cheekbones at all times, but I've noticed that many boxers keep them lower. Is this just something that all newbies must do?
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Is Peek-a-boo Boxing bad for the lower back?

This is in regards to boxing. Background: Height: 5.9 | Build: Fat | Fitness: Poor | Stance: Orthodox I am working on my fitness. I used to be fit but I got out of sports for a while due to ACL and ...
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Can one be a formidable MT fighter, if they are unable to jump-rope, swim, cycle, or run long distances?

I am 28 years old. It is embarrassing and very demoralizing that I can't jump-rope. I see all the boxers in my gym do that. I also cannot swim, ride a bicycle, or run more than a mile continuously (I ...
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What body factors limit the number of punches in a combo?

What limits the number of quick punches a boxer is able to throw in a combo (eg. a 1-2-1-2... or 1-2-3-2... combo)? Is it related to breathing and cardiovascular ability, muscular strength, weight or ...
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How much should a (light) punching bag swing?

Novice question on boxing a punching bag. How much should a bag swing when you punch it? This is a light bag (~20kg), suspended from the ceiling. I've been told to whip punches, not push them, so ...
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Is a right hand jab possible for right handed boxer?

I'm new to boxing, so this is an absolute novice question. My dominant hand is right, so I use left for jabs and right for straight/cross, like most people. Despite right dominance, I'm slightly ...
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What does a left hook achieve in boxing?

This is a novice question related to boxing. For a dominant right-hand boxer, what is the purpose of a left hook? By default, the opponent's right hand will be guarding the face, so can't get the jaw....
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Light or heavy gloves for friendly boxing match?

A few friends and I want to have a few rounds of boxing. We're going to use mouthpieces, headgear, and wraps with gloves, but I can't tell what weight of glove to use. Everywhere online says they "...
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How to effectively defend against a boxer with kicks

This evening I was engaged in a street fight and I realized that he was a boxer because of his stance. His kicks were very weak, but he was pretty fast in punching and he was taller. I realized I ...
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20 years old, 0 experience with Martial Arts but I want to start learning how to spar for Boxing

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos of people boxing and sparring. It caught my interest and I figured I would learn how to box, however, does everyone need to go to a dedicated boxing school ...
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Can a 60kg fighter fight in the heavyweight bout in boxing or wrestling?

In boxing and in wrestling, only the upper weight limit is given in Wikipedia and other sources that I have found. This would mean that a flyweight fighter can compete in the heavyweight division and ...
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Is the differentiation between southpaw and orthodox stance useful?

I'm new to (thai) boxing and I remember that it confused me during training that I was always assumed to position myself according to what I now know is the "orthodox stance". I naturally assumed that ...
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Does glove size make any difference?

I am a noob when it comes to mixed martial arts and boxing. I was just curious what difference does the glove size make in MMA as Mcgregor was happy that Mayweather agreed to reduce the glove size to ...
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Why was `Rumble in the Jungle` held in Zaire?

The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974wikipedia Kinshasa is in Africa, which is far away from USA. It was ...
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Concussion in light sparring

I have been doing muay thaï for 4 years. Once per week we do sparring as a part of the training. The sparring is relatively light, the goal is not to knockout the partner, not even to cause injury ...
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Are mouth guard the same for all sports?

Can mouth guard for boxing be used for karate, basket balls, etc? Are they are the same?
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Ways for Chin Strengthening

Are there any good workouts to strengthen your chin to reduce the probability of getting knocked out?
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Which leg muscles create the most punching power and how to strengthen them

It's well known that the legs generate most of the power in your punches. My question: What are the most important leg muscles for power, and what is a recommended routine to work them out using ...
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How to build shoulder endurance

Goal: During my boxing workouts, I am only able to last about 2-rounds until my punches start getting sluggish. Question: What proven routines can I do to build my shoulder endurance to last more ...