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05-01-2005, 08:12 AM
I spar this guy at boxing who is my height but a lot older and stronger (im 14). When I am throwing my punches he either wais till I'm done and throws flurrys of punches at me or he does as im punching him. There is no way I can stop him from doing them I've tried everything.

advice please :D

05-01-2005, 09:34 AM
Try sparring with someone who is at your skill level as well as size. Even if you spar with someone who is less skilled then you. This will help you build confindence. If you're always taking a whooping you won't learn a thing that way. Remember when sparring always show respect for your partner. What goes around always comes around :)

05-01-2005, 10:33 AM
Try counter punching him, use side to side Lateral movement block and parry his shots and then throw some combos and try to create angles against him, being on your toes.Just try to do what you're trainer has tought you to do.

05-01-2005, 04:14 PM
Ahuge part of boxing is defense, movement and countering. As you are now experiencing, its not just about throwing punches. Give it some time young one, but keep working with this guy. It will help you to grow faster.........Rockin' :boxing:

12 Gauge Shotty
05-01-2005, 04:17 PM
umm oh yeah

05-01-2005, 04:22 PM
umm oh yeah

Could you expand on that well thought out post of yours for me?..........Rockin' :boxing:

05-01-2005, 05:24 PM
umm oh yeah
I Think he rememberd something :D

anyway , just do what your trainer teaches you and go to the gym everyday!!!

05-01-2005, 06:19 PM
the best defense it attak attak attak

05-01-2005, 06:23 PM
In the amatuers you might do something with that strategy, at the beginning of it all. But once you step up in the calibur of fighters that you are facing that strategy will get you busted up. In the pros you will certainly need more than that to be around for any period of time..........Rockin' :boxing:

Tha Greatest
05-01-2005, 06:33 PM
It's a very complex game......(not game as in playing game)

05-01-2005, 08:22 PM
the best defense it attak attak attak

reminds me when my coach told me the only way i will lose against an opponent i was up against was if i ever stop punching. (was trying to tell me i had no defense skill at the time) :rolleyes:

Work on you defense. Screw your offense skills u may have. take some time off and just focus on getting your rhythym,..learn how to move and evade. This is what seperates those with skill from those who like to hit things.

05-01-2005, 11:36 PM
I'm only new so can you tell me what lateral movement is.


05-03-2005, 03:07 AM
I'm only new so can you tell me what lateral movement is.


moving from side to side

jatt the ripper
05-03-2005, 06:36 AM
watch some good defensive fighters and learn from the best