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I'm new here and am looking for some advice. I'm trying to get into boxing and I don't really have anyone to teach me, nor proper equipment to train with. I'm in Iraq for another 6 months as well. The only guarenteed equipment I have is gloves, focus mitts, and to an extent, free weights and a bench. Every now and again I have access to more but not often enough to revolve a workout around. I've never really been a puncher, the only fight I've been in I was 10 and the other guy was like 18. I have one guy who works with me a little who used to box, but he has add straightforwardly. Diet and pattern can't be helped either due to my location. And the time I do put into all this is also split with jujitsu. I need ways to work on skill and jab strength, and my hooks are pitifully weak. I can't bring a fight in, I flinch and blink and cower into a friggin ball. I also don't have wraps or a mouthguard, but I'm working on that problem. Any advise you can give will help, I'm pretty much incompetant right now.
 

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I know its a hard subject to properly touch but 'any' help at all will help, good reference, form, training methods. I almost need the barney breakdown.
 

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Wow, you really have lack of equipment. You can shadow box and stuff, but you are really limited. As soon as you come back home, go to the nearest gym or PAL (police athletic league). But for now, have the guy who used to box show you how to jab, and practice that in your spare time, also try to learn the cross (depending if your left or right handed).
 

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I have been practicing, I know jabs and crosses and hooks and all that. Its the refining things I know nothing of and I don't want bad habits, which I know I'm already starting. I just learned I'm not tucking my chin when I jab, I'm trying to fix that now. I do jujitsu with the guy who used to box too, and it really effects the boxing I learn. He's training for AFC when we get back, so everything boxing has mediums to mui tai and ground fighting. Right now I'm trying to learn it pure though, then I want to start bringing those elements into it. I've never heard of shadowboxing what is it? And what can I work on to give myself a more solid punch; I have a nice jab but I want to be able to make it scarier, so it 'can' be more than a set-up punch.
 
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