Tired of losing your balance and getting pushed around by bigger guys when you're trying to block punches? There is an easy way for you to fortify your guard and allow yourself to block a solid punch without being moved:
…Just bend your knees and drop your weight a little right when you catch that punch on your guard.
It's very simple. Imagine your opponent throwing a punch at you. Right as it lands on your arms, you bend your knees, drop your hips and exhale at the same time. Lowering your weight allows you to temporarily anchor yourself into the ground and fortify your body structure allowing you to withstand a harder punch without being pushed around as you block.
You can practice this technique on the heavy bag. Stand right in front of it with your chest almost touching the bag. Push it hard to make it swing away from you. As it comes back at you, quickly throw up your guard, drop your weight and exhale. If you drop your weight correctly, the bag will crash into your guard but it won't push you back. (Don't focus on pushing back at the bag, instead focus on dropping your weight and pulling your body down into the ground to absorb the impact.)
im 16 just started boxing, and the day of my first match it was against someone who was bigger than me, but i read these tips and came out on top 🙂 couldent of been happier.
beating bigger guys
Good job, Phillip!
im twelve and im starting boxing soon thanks for the tips.xxx;-)
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i actually used this just a little while ago to fight the biggest baddest guy in my grade in a street fight.i weigh 150 and he weighs 250.after i hit him with a 1 2 i stood there and let him hit me for a couple seconds just to intimidate him and let him know it doesnt hurt me.(kind of like a rope a dope type deal)after that he backed away from me the whole time even though hes 100 pounds heavier. thanks to this article i could stay up and not fall…plus now everybody thinks im a total badass.
Kind like Taiji theory.
Well, that’s me officially loving boxing. I was discouraged when i got my ass handed to me on a silver platter, but I’m a little more confident. After all, practice, makes perfect.
really enjoy it so far . putting it I to words I find hard knowing and teaching to different things cool