Starting to box soon

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by MMAguy, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. MMAguy

    MMAguy Yellow Belt

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    im going to start boxing soon probably two mondays from now. is there anything i should keep in mind on my first day?
     
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    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

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    Listen to your trainer. Don't act like a fucking tough guy.
     
  3. Vector_X

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    Just keep an open mind and be respectful and come willing to learn and listen.
     
  4. Freestyler

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    Do not go in hitting the bags as hard as you can. I know you'll have adrenaline and think you should go hard but don't. You'll gas before class is even at it's 1/2 point.
     
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    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    Wear some Affliction. They earn you automatic respeckt son.
     
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    in all martial arts, humility, respect, and willingness to learn are very important. dont speak while your trainer speaks, pay full attention to your trainer, forget everything you think you know about fighting, and have fun dude!
     
  7. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    isn't Affliction starting their own league? I could be wrong. hmm..but anyways...focus on form form and form. Don't start trying to swing as hard as you can. Focus on your feet because boxing with your hands is developed through the coordination of the feet. Listen to your instructor and most of all...have fun!
     
  8. Big-T

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    Always be respectful towards your instructer or youll be flat on your ass on the street. Too many people go in thinking they are rocky balboa, and dont come back after 2 or 3 sessions. Be prepared for a serious workout, and if a instructer tells you your doing something wrong, listen to them. remember, they have years of experiance, whilst your just starting to learn. Most of all, enjoy yourself, it will probably be the best decision you ever made.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    When you spar for the first time, don't panic because you're getting hit a lot more than you're accustomed to. If you're in with an experienced guy, keep your cool. If you go apeshit and start swinging for the fences it's likely to get you tooled even worse.
     
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    boxer steve Brown Belt

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    Being humble is the best form of defense for the newb.


    DEFEND YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES.
     
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    Never try to finish what your trainer says or tell him that you know something already. Be patient, even the best still have trainers and its for good reason :D
     
  12. vincent_vega

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    Leave your ego at the door.
     
  13. fightingrabbit

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    Not even an option IMO. Theres no room for ego in this sport.
     
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    To the OP: And - when you spar for the first time, get your coach to get someone experienced who will work with you. Like,
    - throw jabs to get you to keep your hands up
    - throw jabs to get you to rangefind (finding your range and learning to find your partner's, IMHO numero uno thing to learn in sparring)

    If he starts leading with rights, that's not working with you :)
     

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