There's only one gym available in my area. Classes are twice a week. A few rounds of sparring are thrown in once a week. A typical class consists of mainly cardio bodyweight exercises (e.g. jumping jacks) and hitting a heavy bag. Nobody tells you the proper way of hitting the bag. A few minutes is dedicated to pad work where technique is actually explained. You can train an extra day at this place if you are on their competitive team. None of the trainers there offer personal training sessions. Anyway, I've been going to this place for a couple of months and wonder if all boxing gyms are going to be the same. I don't really feel like I've improved/learned much; I feel that at the rate you actually train technique at this place you may as well go to a boxer-cise gym. I'm still completely clueless to terms I hear thrown around in regards to boxing: -I have no idea how to slip a punch (in sparring I just lean back) -I have no idea how to bob & weave -Creating angles? -Pivoting -Head movement -Parrying -Most I know about footwork is to bounce on the balls of my feet when moving and to drive them into the ground when punching Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the things mentioned above just the fundamental (but still really important) basics for boxing?