Boxers are a different breed of men and women.
Humans achieving the impossible through determination, dedication, intelligence, and heart.
We are fierce warriors between the ropes, and humble people outside.
Boxing is the expression of our lives.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
– US President Theodore Roosevelt
Nonstop Boxing Training Since 2008
Can’t get enough boxing training? ExpertBoxing is loaded with boxing technique, theory, and training tips to help you defeat bigger and better opponents. So put on some gloves, get in shape, and have fun kicking ass inside and outside of the ring. Training never ends around here.
- The ABC’s of boxing. How to wrap your hands, set your feet, punch properly without hurting yourself. Not just the basic steps, but WHY you do the things you do. This gives you a better knowledge of the foundation of which the sweet science is built upon. Understanding the basics sets the foundation for advanced boxing skills later on down the line.
- Proper techniques make you effective and efficient. Learn how to throw knockout combinations, avoid punches, and outmaneuver your opponent. Skilled fighters can throw deadly punches and maintain a bullet-proof defense all while saving energy.
- Great fighters need great athleticism. Boxing exercises will strengthen the core, increase speed, maximize power, and develop cat-like reflexes as you hone your fighting skills. Train smart by following proven boxing workouts and sound nutritional plans. Let’s not forget, you’ll be in the best shape of your life.
- Boxing is a chess game. Despite its constant display of physical abilities, mental intelligence often determines the winner. Studying different boxing styles will help you develop your unique style as you counter your opponents’. Fight tips and tricks will keep your opponent guessing. Hit and don’t get hit!
- Learning is a 2-way street. You need feedback to know if you’re doing it right (and to know your progress). The ExpertBoxing community (on Facebook/Youtube/Expertboxing.com) features thousands of boxers around the world that love boxing just as you do. Share your experience, leave comments or questions to have them answered on the Boxing Mailbag.
A Letter to the Fans
To combat athletes everywhere:
It is truly AN HONOR to accompany you in your quest for greatness. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel grateful for your love and respect. Your emails filled with heart, soul, and appreciation are a constant reminder of why we love boxing so much – because boxing makes us better people.
The spirit of boxing; courage, hard work, and success touches me everyday through your struggles. I started ExpertBoxing to help others become better boxers. I never dreamed ExpertBoxing would one day make me a better boxer.
ExpertBoxing has been a dream come true because of you. Thank you for being the inspiration of my life.
Founder of ExpertBoxing
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Just found this site a couple of days ago and I am very impressed and extremely grateful.
I found the instruction of Johnny N. and the personal insights and pro fight experiences of Saber Khan, to be so incredibly useful, extensive and influential, that I had to write in to express my appreciation.
Having loved the sport of boxing since I was a kid and watching The Greatest – Ali, on Wide World of Sports, I have to thank both ‘Coach’ Johnny N. and Saber Khan, for helping to educate me and I imagine many others, in grasping a firmer understanding and stronger skill set of the ‘sweet science’.
The two of you really do make a spectacular impression – THANKS!
On a more personal note, I’d like to learn more, because I recently took up kickboxng classes, at 49 years of age, for improved fitness and health reasons.
Boxing however is far more interesting imo and I have reworked my basement into a home gym, with a heavy bag, double ended bag and weight set to help me lose excess weight.
I feel as I get older, I really do need to be in better shape and my heart and mind are stimulated alot by pursuing boxing ‘science’.
By learning as much as possible, I can teach my 3 God-sons, because I want them to know of the character and esteem building benefits connected with good physical fitness and disciplined training. Of course, the self defence aspects are also very important for youngsters 9, 15 and 17 and later this week, they will be attending their first classes.
Gentlemen, please continue to keep up the good work and sharing of your boxing knowledge, because this website and your combined insights, are in one word – FANTASTIC!
thanks for your comment, but I just wanted an opinion on my boxing style in its own right. I made another vid of me sparring, starting from 00:56. I’m the southpaw, am I still leaning back too much?
Can you please do an analysis of Roach- Pacquiao mitt work?
I am interested on combinations, counters, slipping, pivoting, angles etc.
Thank you and I wish you more success on your website.
Could you make a video where you demonstrate a wide variety of boxing combinations? That would be extremely helpful. Also, could you do a video on counter punching? Thanks for the hard work.
Could you please make a video to describe the specific knockout points on the head and body? Thanks.
Hey I have been a fan of your site for a while now and have been using your tips to make myself a better boxer! I was wondering though if you could please make an article on strengthening abs to take punches? That seems to be a flaw for me. I don’t do too well taking body punches so I would like to know what exercises are best for strengthening abs.
I agree, usually when you punch you exhale out and your abs tighten naturally because you usually receive a punch back. But yeah that is a good question because you cannot just sit there and tighten your abs the whole time without breathing, good question.
It was great to meet you in San Francisco over the weekend. I discovered your site through your brother Brian while taking tango lessons. I’ve been involved in fighting for over 50 years and was very impressed with ExpertBoxing.Com. It’s the best boxing site that I have found on the internet. It would have been a great advantage for me if this site and the internet had been around a half a century ago, but I plan to make full use of it’s existence today. The question I have for you today is what is the best way to rehydrate before a fight after cutting weight for the weigh in? I have a professional fighter who has 5 more pounds to cut before tomorrows 5:30PM weigh in. He is 6′ 1″ tall and will weigh 154 lbs. He is able to cut 4 lbs the day of the weigh in without any problems, but if it is 6 lbs he begins to worry. He will make weight for he is highly disciplined, so the question is what’s the best method of rehydrating?
It’s taken awhile, but some of my pro buddies are starting to look at and appreciate your site. Thanks!
Some fruits and liquids! Really nice meeting you, Charlie.
Bau, chu just found out about your EB website. I am very amazed and proud of your work. Many…many people will find the benefits of your practical program. Best wish ! See You later Champ! Take good care of yourself. Ban Nguyen.
Firstly, I wondered where you are based? I am interested in some private tutoring of the basic boxer jump rope techniques, is this something you do or could advise a good trainer based in London?
Hi Lizzie, I’m located in Los Angeles and San Francisco. You can learn to jump rope out of any boxing gym in London. Go there and watch for inspiration. Or you can keep trying alone at home and you’ll get it eventually.
I’ve been taking kickboxing at a local dojo (BJJ, kickboxing, and MMA) for a couple of years, and I was training hard, but there was not much chance for technical improvements. I had taken Tae Kwon Do and Karate for a total of fifteen years, so I had the basics down, and I decided to start looking for some higher-level boxing tips and techniques. Found your videos on YouTube and became a huge fan. This is exactly what I was looking for. The video tutorials on how to train movement and combos, kettlebell exercises and flexibility… I feel like this is the perfect resource for me to up my own game, and bring some tips to my kickboxing friends. Some of it just puts names to things I’ve done before, but that means I can drill / share those things, and some of it (the balance / flexibility article) really opened my eyes. I’ve only been reading / watching for a week but I’m already changing up my training routine and sharing the message of the sweet science.
Thanks so much for making this all available. You’re helping out a lot of people who are self-motivated to improve themselves – that’s gotta feel good.
Much love from Canada,
Thanks for stopping by, James. It really takes a person with much experience like yourself to appreciate the finer arts of boxing. And I appreciate you sharing it with others.
I just found out about this website.I think its really cool..In boxing,what is the most important thing you need to control?
I was once an amateur schoolboy boxer and I am now a Boxing Coach and the Club Secretary of St. Joseph’s ABC-Ballyboden, a proud, well known, respected and long time affiliated IABA amateur boxing club and gym located in the Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. My viewpoint and passion for the art and “sweet science” of Boxing are I believe identical to yours. I write to say that I find your site to be very informative and a great teaching resource. Indeed, I have started trying to apply your straight forward teaching style and techniques ( albeit in my humble way ) during training sessions with our Clubs young up and coming male and female fighters. The results with our beginners it has to be said have been startling ! If you ever come to Ireland I would be delighted to meet you and show you from where some of Ireland’s future Olympians will no doubt spring. Thanks & Regards, Peter Barry.
I m Cenk. I live and work in Turkey, Istanbul. I have been interested in boxing just for 2 months. And I discovered your lovely web site about a week ago. Everyday I read 3-4 full pages. I have learnt many remarkable things from you. I go traning everyday (yes, everyday). Unfortunately, I am 33 years old. I wish I started this suberb sport earlier. By the way, I am an engineer but I earn my life by giving english lessons. Anyway, here is my problem: I get tired very quickly. Even though I run everyday 1 mile in 10 minutes, even though I skip rope (1 minute max), sparring 3 minutes non stop, punching heavy bag about 150 punches I become very tired. Should I go on like this? Is there any other way to increase my stamina?
Lastly, if you ever wanna come to my country, you can be my guest. I am serious. Actually this is an offer. Why dont you come and visit my lovely country? It is very historic and nice. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the kind offer, Cenk! I will be in touch with you.
I am writing an article about how I came to be interested in boxing and expertboxing.com is where I learned the basics. Would you be OK if I mention the site and you by name? If not no worries but it should only help spread the word. Either way, thanks!
That would be awesome, Tim. Go right ahead! And do share the link with me when you finish. I’m curious to read it.
I work for a sporting goods distributor. We do not current sell anything in the boxing market but we were recently approach with an opportunity to market a line of boxing gloves not currently available in the US market. In general, I believe they would be in the better & best category and range in price from $79 to $129 retail. In reading about you and EB, I would like to send you a pair of gloves to review. Would you be interested? Thanks! Bob
Send me a private email, Bob. My info is in the contact link at the very bottom of the page.
I come from Germany. I have been practicing for over 20 years martial arts, including boxing. But I have never seen such a sophisticated boxing techniques, such as in your tutorial. Many of your boxing principles are very similar to the internal martial arts, which I previously had to pay a lot of money and time to learn these “secrets”.
Now I’m interested in the historical background or the history of your boxing school. Is this a special box-line?
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Hi johnny I am going to fight .What is your best advice
Loving the website and am currently going through your basics and advance techniques aswell as the numerous strategy articles here.
In 8 weeks time I am competing in a charity boxing event. I have never boxed before although am a huge fight fan. I’m well aware I am going to be no superstar in the timeframe, however I wanted to get your thoughts on the best focus regarding training and tactics that you think would be achievable in that timescale?
great site Johny, honestly the best I’ve come across so far in boxing! I’m curious to know, have you or do corner fighters in competition?
Johnny, thanks for the great site. I have no desire to box but your section on deciding to be great and to defeat negativity was eye-opening to me. I’ve been afflicted with negativity my entire life and will strive for positivity until I depart this mortal coil. Thanks for what you do.
My Son Is !5 Year Old ,Practicing For Last two Year In India Can You Suggest any Residential Boxing Academy
Great site and plenty of free material. I signed up looking for more info and the 10 day course and am not able to create account/logon. I’d appreciate some help, looking forward to starting. Thanks
Hello. Grateful to have found your website as I am starting to read on boxing. I would want to start boxing soon and read your boxing gloves review. There you mentioned that best not to buy a bag glove, instead the training or sparring gloves. I have seen several Youtube videos advicing on using bag gloves instead. While I tend to lean more on your suggestion my dilemma is how to spot the difference between a bag glove and a training or sparring gloves. Everything else seems okay with me. Your assistance is greatly appreciated from a soon to be newbie boxer. Thanks.
Would you be interested in rating my gloves? I have been a boxer for all my life and have tried many brands. These are the most comfortable durable hand made all leather glove I have ever used. I look forward to sharing a pair with for review..
Thanks so much Leo Marsh
Olá boa tarde gostaria de saber se vocês teriam algum treinamento de boxe online? Pois em minha cidade não tem escola de boxe