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As a child I was taught how to play chess. As part of my learning, my wonderful Uncle Jimmy bought me a chess book written by a couple of Grandmasters. The authors provided some pictures of particular chess positions but one of the key conditions that they laid down for the reader was that you should not use a chess board to physically work through the moves.
There was a skill in developing the mind to think , 4 or 5 moves ahead and this skill is what they wanted the reader to build. Shadow boxing trains the mind , it enables -thinking and allows the creation of any scenario possible. In fact, the strength and effectiveness of shadow boxing is based upon the absence of a physical opponent.
As I have mentioned, shadow boxing is more about the mind than the body. Shadow boxing is about putting yourself in the combat situation and planning the necessary tactics needed to defeat a particular type of opponent. You visualize the way things need to be done. Having said this, all boxers will occupy any spare moments with a burst of shadow boxing.
Some people consider shadow boxing to be part of a warm-up, but I absolutely do not. My own approach with shadow boxing is to apply a round-based structure just as I would with any other boxing training elements. So, with this in mind here are my 7 steps to help you breathe life into your shadow boxing sessions. It is one of the finest aspects of a boxing training session. Make the most of shadow boxing and really use it to become the boxer that you deserve to be.
Shadow boxing will never be as effective as sparring, but it should without question form a fundamental part of your boxing training session. What would you reccomend is best to deal with a tall southpaw jab? Feint as a trigger , lead hand block then a one-two. Feint, lay back then double jab pushing to your front and left then the back hand can go. Feint, lay back then a lead hand hook over the top. Hello fran im just wondering what tactics you would reccomend when fighting against a tall southpaw please?
Check out the 90 second boxing tips category Dan: Very good website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? Big fan of your videos and tips. Just a question though. Do all pros use weighted gloves for shadow boxing? Why some do and some dont? If I practised shadow boxing without gloves and then train and spar using 16oz, the difference is just not reconcilable. So why do some still contest the benefits of weighted gloves for shadow boxing?
People have different views and always will. As well as weights, I also like to use resistance bands too and they are becoming increasingly popular. Look, I believe in using weights but not for every round. My view is that they offer benefits just as shadow boxing without weights offer benefits. And by the way, 16oz gloves will always feel more cumbersome than in sparring but you will get used to it…persist buddy.
Hey Frank, I tried all these moves of shadow fighting for the first time and I got body ache? Is it part of the game and should I continue practicing with the pain? As you become more used to the technique this will subside. They help me so much. I love boxing and its combination of precision, creativity and hard training.
Your coaching helps me. Thanks so much for the comment. Great that you see the overlaps with your profession. The best martial arts exercise during my training had one imagine a scenario where two or three enemies would be closing in from different directions, and they had to be defended against in rapid succession.
This exercise improves footwork and mobility, and seems to help loosen up the joints compared to always working against someone in front of you. For someone just wanting to learn and practice a little boxing on my own do you think i should get a speed bag or double ended bag.
If so which is better. I am assuming that you have a heavy bag already? Tough question without seeing the video. But, if you are landing with the jab then there is no reason why the straight backhand should not land…as long it the backhand is being thrown correctly with the right amount of rotation. Loved this post, very insightful. Depends on your weight TK. I tend to have the boxers use smaller weights though so that they can keep the punch rate up.
Thanx alot im new to boxing but ive loved it since i was in diapers. Okay I would like to ask you two things. What should be the distance between you and the real target? I want to ask why this happens? If I understand your question, then the distance between you and the target will change often during a contest. Check out this article on Range Finding in Boxing for more information. What I would suggest is that often during a spar or a boxing match, the opponent can be moving slightly all of the time.
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