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

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Tell me what combo he throws in this 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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Considering boxing for improvement in Muay Thai punches

I've been practising Muay Thai for about 8 months now, I really like the sport and I plan to continue practising it. Later on I would like to add some ground skills and move on to MMA. My ultimate ...
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How to increase hand speed in boxing

Goal: I am looking to use the form and strength that I have built in boxing and start towards hand speed. Problem: I have a lot of power, the problem is my hand speed is suffering because of the ...
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Improve left uppercut technique

Goal: I am looking for a way to better my left uppercut technique. This can be extremely difficult at times doing this alone. I understand that the power of the uppercut comes from the feet and ...
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Increase left hook power

Currently, I am looking to increase the power of my left-hook. From my understanding, force is generated from the ground and delivered with a powerful rotation of the spine up through the arm as a ...
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Will using a gyroscopic training device eliminate (or greatly reduce) wrist and elbow pain?

I read about how to "Prevent sore wrists and elbows in boxing" and now I am curious. I train Muay Thai 6 days a week for 2 hours a day. I understand that placement is key when delivering a jab or ...
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Difference between a jab, wing-chun punch, and corkscrew punch

A Jab is a straight punch, a Wing-Chun punch looks like this, and a Corkscrew punch looks like this. What is the difference in terms of speed & power between these punches?
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Any conditioning exercise that can prevent concussion caused by a punch or kick to the head or neck?

I have noticed that during kick boxing every time I receive a punch or kick on the head or even neck I tend to go into concussion. I initially suspected it to be vertigo but it seems more like ...
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Martial art to start with very little background of boxing

I am 24 years old guy with very little background of boxing (I bought heavy punching bag and watched tutorials on youtube and practiced at my own). I want to learn a martial art to a better level (...
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Head movement technique

So I've been boxing for a while now and I've learnt how to slip and weave, not that I'm very good at the technique. The way I've learnt it though, is that you mainly squat while pivoting to your back ...
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Strategy for defence in street fight for good kicker who throw punches in short distance

What is the best strategy for street fight when your rival is expert in kicks (Taekwondo black belt) and when you close distance he throws punches in very aggressive way and then reopens distance for ...
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Practicing boxing using rope or sheet hanging from the ceiling

I saw some practitioners who hang ropes (in different sizes) or sheets from the ceiling down and work with them as if they were boxing bags. Are there any benefits of using ropes or sheets instead of ...
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What are the six ways to keep a left jab from landing?

I keep seeing quotes from boxing trainers that mention "six ways to keep a left jab from landing". There are six ways to keep a left jab from landing. Six ways. For a left jab to land over and ...
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Defence in martial arts in general

Not saying I can always block every punch or kick that's thrown against me in sparring but why is it that you sometimes cannot block, parry or dodge an attack? Is it because I haven't trained the ...
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Unable to continue fighting but the fight is over?

In the first Julio César Chávez vs. Meldrick Taylor fight, Taylor was winning pretty conclusively. Then, with 17 seconds left in the fight, he was knocked down (video). He got up in time, but with 3 ...
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Why don't male professional boxers wear shirts?

Olympic boxers usually wear a tank top, but pro boxers never wear shirts in the ring - why?
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How necessary is youth and flexibility in Jiu Jitsu? As compared to Boxing?

I have a little experience with boxing and kickboxing (< 1 yr) and did ok in those sports. I have a chance to do jiu jitsu, but am wondering how much flexibility is needed. I am older (late 40s). ...
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If clinching is technically illegal, why does it almost always go unpunished?

I understand why boxers clinch (although it's the main reason I get bored watching most heavyweight fights), but I just learned that it is technically illegal. However, I've literally never seen a ...
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Is there a statistical correlation between deaths in the ring and having one's father in the corner as one's trainer?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Is the Brendan Ingle style of boxing really healthier in the long run?

I read something interesting about Brendan Ingle's fighters: Dancing turned into fighting and pretty soon Ingle, a free spirit, a maverick, the great improviser, was combining the two to concoct a ...
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Has there ever been a boxer who fought like Prince Naseem Hamed?

Anyone who paid attention to boxing in the 90's knows the name "Prince" Naseem Hamed. Love him or loathe him, everyone had an opinion. He was undoubtedly a brilliant showman, and many people - ...
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Why do boxers huff each time they throw a punch?

As we can see in this video, many boxers join each punch with a sharp exhalation, making a sharp hissing sound. It seems to be more common among heavyweights than it is among smaller fighters. Why ...
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Balance in martial arts stance [duplicate]

In boxing, mma, mauy Thai or any other martial art, when you're in your stance, does balance depend on equal weight distribution or what?
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Weight distribution and balance in boxing

When you box must your weight be evenly distributed across your boxing stance to have balance or how does it work?