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Working the Mitts, part1
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When working the mitts, the most important thing to keep in mind is form. It doesnt matter if your boxer learns how to throw combos, if he doesnt learn how to throw them properly.
Start out by working your jab. Keep your feet spaced properly(you'll know your good if you crouch in your stance and you cant be pushed over), find your distance, and keep your hands up. Chin behind shoulder, and elbows in.
When throwing your jab, focus on "snapping" the punch with speed and accuracy(bringing the hands back to your defensive position quickly is just as important), but never sacrifice your form for power. The power will come in time with training. Dont get discouraged if you dont feel like you have power with these punches yet as it takes time to develop. After working your jab in, you'll want to start throwing the straight right hand. Throw from the shoulder, not the hip. Keep your chin down, and your left up and protecting your face. Work your jab/straight, and jab/jab/straight, remembering to keep proper footwork for balance and power.
After your comfortable with the jab and straight right, you can start to add in the left hook. You need to rotate from the hips and you should have your arm parallel to the ground, knuckles facing the ground. Try throwing the 1-2-3,jab, right, left hook.
You should always try to end your combinations with the left hand if you are a righty so that you end in a defensive position, and dont leave yourself hanging out there exposed.
This should be a good first step for beginners to work on, and once you feel comfortable with these, practice, and can keep proper form, and footwork, then you could move on to more advanced punches and combos including the uppercut.
Good Luck, and Train Hard!
 

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Right now I'm on a semi-advanced level, and doing 5-8 punch combos a lot such as 1. Double jab, right hand, left hook, right hook to the body, right hook to the head, left hook duck, right, left, right.
 

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grate post, allow me to say

the punch mitts are great tool to lessons with the coach. to work with somebody is important to begin first from the boxing foundementals like stepping forword backword left and right. first with the jab and after with straight right.
combo's is a litlle difficult at the begining because novice boxers don't master the wheight shifting and the torso rotating to produce speed and power when throwing combinations.
this is because alack of coardination.
 

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Thats a great point coach. I absolutely agree that the basic fundamentals are the first step, and combination punching should be developed on top of those solid fundamentals.

Welcome to the forums, by the way!
 

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thank you

most of the people like to build the house from the roof down to the flour. this is a big mistake. the basic training as movement balance stance and defence is the most important to assure that the fighter will have a long and healty carier.
i saw pro fighters that don't know to move in the ring !!!
i saw pro fighters that recieve punishment in the fight because their sense of distance is wrong.
all this things is great to practice with the punch mitts but not only !!!
 

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Questions from a noob

First, thanks Captian Obvious and Boxing Coach for the great info in this thread. :thumbsup:

I have a couple questions for you all. I'm completely new to boxing and am working with a coach, but only a couple hours, once a week, so I don't get a lot of time with the mitts. I'm going to assume that I can work on the moving fundamentals on my own. Can I also work on the jab/straight and jab/jab/straight combos on my own by using a heavy bag or is this something that I should only practice with the mitts?

Also...Coach, what do you mean when you say "pro fighters that recieve punishment in the fight because their sense of distance is wrong"? Are they too close and not utilizing their max effective reach or are the too far away and can't make good contact or both of those things?

These were just questions that I came up with reading this and I didn't do any searches so if I should search for this info before I ask, let me know and I will. :)

Thanks.
 

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nice .. thanks Capt. By the way I ordered a pair of the Title Gel Gloves you did the review on they sound good.. cant wait to try them out I am still in boxing training
 

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Im not to good on the bag. I try to do my 3 punch combos. But i don't do boxing full time. I do it part time and don't even sparr or anything.
 

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ozthebum said:
First, thanks Captian Obvious and Boxing Coach for the great info in this thread. :thumbsup:

I have a couple questions for you all. I'm completely new to boxing and am working with a coach, but only a couple hours, once a week, so I don't get a lot of time with the mitts. I'm going to assume that I can work on the moving fundamentals on my own. Can I also work on the jab/straight and jab/jab/straight combos on my own by using a heavy bag or is this something that I should only practice with the mitts?

Also...Coach, what do you mean when you say "pro fighters that recieve punishment in the fight because their sense of distance is wrong"? Are they too close and not utilizing their max effective reach or are the too far away and can't make good contact or both of those things?

These were just questions that I came up with reading this and I didn't do any searches so if I should search for this info before I ask, let me know and I will. :)

Thanks.
Absolutely. Use the heavy bag to work on your jab, straight right, hooks, and prety much everything else.
 

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nice .. thanks Capt. By the way I ordered a pair of the Title Gel Gloves you did the review on they sound good.. cant wait to try them out I am still in boxing training
awesome. I'm still using mine at the gym a couple times a week. Very nice gloves.
 

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sense of distance and heavy bag

First, thanks Captian Obvious and Boxing Coach for the great info in this thread. :thumbsup:

I have a couple questions for you all. I'm completely new to boxing and am working with a coach, but only a couple hours, once a week, so I don't get a lot of time with the mitts. I'm going to assume that I can work on the moving fundamentals on my own. Can I also work on the jab/straight and jab/jab/straight combos on my own by using a heavy bag or is this something that I should only practice with the mitts?

Also...Coach, what do you mean when you say "pro fighters that recieve punishment in the fight because their sense of distance is wrong"? Are they too close and not utilizing their max effective reach or are the too far away and can't make good contact or both of those things?

These were just questions that I came up with reading this and I didn't do any searches so if I should search for this info before I ask, let me know and I will. :)

Thanks.

the heavy bag is a tool to increase punching power and to learn and practice combinations. you can use the heavy bag to practice punches and moving with punches in and out. but the heavy bag will not correct you if your punching technique is poor and will not improove your punching accuracy.
about the sense of distanse it is someting very important that give the filling of the safe or dangerous zone in the fight. novices are use to miss punches because they to far and so recieve punishment when they to close. or to not be able to launch a punch because to close distance.
 

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Sense of distance and range is one of the hardest things to grasp as a novice, when you start sparring you will find your self throwing the jab out of range and leaving your self open as a consequence, this is something that will develop with sparring and padwork, the moment you find your own range is the moment you start to become comfortable in the ring.

I do a lot of technical padwork in the gym that involves incoporating the shoulder, elbow and ducking and slipping techniques. It' all well and good being able to hit the mitts and go back into form but when you have the mitts coming towards you as well you get to work on your close quater defensive work as well as offense. You can start off with basic combinations, JAB, RIGHT HAND, SLIP THE LEFT, RIGHT HAND etc The more you get used to avoiding punches and counter punching the easier it will be when you get in the ring.
 
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