I just started training an 18 year-old girl in boxing and this one came up: training versus applying.
In training, you sometimes do things that you don’t (or hardly ever) use when you apply the technique in real life. It doesn’t matter if you train for sports or self defense, this applies across the board. I’ll give you some examples first and then tell you how I see it. First up, boxing’s lead hook.
Check out this instructional video:
I want you to notice two things:
- The weight shifts form the lead to the back leg.
- The lead heel is all the way up.
In this video, Freddie Roach teaches the lead hook: [Read more…]