View Full Version : Training like champions (52 illusttrations). Ali, Marciano, Sugar Ray R., Chavez.

12-19-2004, 09:48 PM
Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson and J. C. Chavez are mentioned in these 11 boxing lessons, read all them to know wich moves were used by wich fighters.

Lesson # 1:

"The dissuasive jab; feinted to the solar plexus".

In this lesson we are going to see 3 things:

1.-How to throw a jab to the solar plexus.

2.-How to jab to the top feinting a jab to the solar plexus.

3.-How to use this feint as a dissuasive weapon against an opponent who tries to counter your jab to the bottom with a straight right.

The great Sugar Ray Robinson was a master throwing a jab to the solar plexus. And like him you can even throw it against shorter opponents.

A good indication that you are throwing it properly is when your arm is parallel to the floor at the punch's contact.

A long step and bending your knees to the maximum guarantees the proper arm position. Also bending from your waistline and leaning your upper body to the side are important points (see figure 1).


Figure 1. - There are a few minor points that you can adjust in this picture so as to suit varying situations.

Lets suppose that you have thrown a few good jabs to your opponent's body; the next time, you are going to feint throwing it low and go to his head instead.

For you to succeed you have to look at his body until your punch makes contact, also you must bend and lean your body as if you were throwing a real low jab . (see figure 2).


Figure 2. - Of course you can throw this jab even before you start throwing your low jabs.

It is more fun when facing an opponent who is highly confident in countering your jab to the bottom with a straight right hand (see figure 3).


Figure 3. - Your opponent has tried to counter with his right hand but you have made him pay for it!


"A science that is not receptive to new ideas, a science that does not grow with time, is a dead science".



12-19-2004, 09:54 PM
Lesson # 2:

"Feinting a devastating hook to the liver area; to then elude the block and then make full contact".

Let us suppose that your opponent is constantly blocking your left hook to the body (see figure 1).


Figure 1.- With your opponent preferable against the ropes.

In order to hit him with your best left hook you could next time do the following.

Throw a fast but soft hook inside his guard to the liver area in order to force him to move his arm or elbow and block it as he has been doing before. But at the same time you must start a full step (both feet move) as seen on figure 2.


Figure 2.- Your front foot is in the air when your fast but soft hook is blocked.

Remember that you must throw this fast but soft hook feinting that you are throwing a devastating one. For more bluff; if your used to letting out noise and air with your big hits then do so this time as well, except don't put any shoulder or twist into the hit.

Once you have finished your stepping you are set to hit a second hook (this time a real devastating one) on the opening that your opponent made when he moved his arm to block the first one, the "feinted hook" (see figures 3 and 4).


Figure 3.- Notice how your back foot crossed the line yy.


Picture 4.- Compare your foot position to all pictures.


12-19-2004, 09:55 PM
Nice stuff...
I got into jabbing to the stomach against taller opponents after watching Corrales Mayweather, I also liked using the faking to the head to go to body (and the other way around) but I never saw anything like Figure II. I'm definately going to practice it and hopefully get a chance to apply it against some unlucky opponent..

12-19-2004, 10:01 PM

heres feint to the head, jab to the body :D

12-20-2004, 03:24 AM
thanks for the lesson coach! (y) :)

12-20-2004, 03:27 AM
Alot of actual and potential boxers could learn alot from those diagrams and explanations. My coach has trained to world champions, and he also teaches the same punch. Its basic, but so effective.

12-20-2004, 02:06 PM

heres feint to the head, jab to the body :D

he knocked him down with a jab to the body hahahaha
anyway nice stuff man im going to givce you some karma for this psot

i love the illusrations as well

hopefully i spar today im going to practice this stuff on the bag

12-21-2004, 11:45 PM
Lesson # 3:

"The 1-1-2 with fast circular movement".

Muhammad Ali used to dance "revolving" around his opponent while simultaneously hitting them.

His famous expression "Fly like a butterfly sting like a bee", came from these movements.

This is one of Ali's classic combinations (see figure 1).


Figure 1.- Sequence.

This lesson continue next replay...

12-21-2004, 11:49 PM

...Let suppose that you dancing on your toes around your opponent (see figure 2).


Figure 2. - See the line, you will be moving away from it during the sequence.

Throw a fast jab crossing your back foot as seen on figure 3.


Figure 3. - Try to block your opponents vision with an open hand.

Retract your arm or glove, but not much (see figure 4).


Figure 4. - Your back foot lands and full crosses the front one.

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12-21-2004, 11:54 PM

...Throw a second jab uncrossing your feet (see figure 5).


Figure 5. - You connect with this second jab while your front foot is still in the air.

Once your front foot lands, follow with a right. And let the inertia work for your body. Just move with your inertia, flow and don't worry that you may get hit as you have disrupted their pattern and their timing while attacking (see figure 6).


Figure 6. - This punch is aimed a little to the right where your opponents face should be because of the angles you made while circling.


12-22-2004, 12:00 AM
Lesson # 4:

"Hook to the body leaning to the left ---> angle chance ---> uppercut".

Let suppose that you got your opponent against the ropes (see figure 1).


Figure 1. - Looking for opening.

Lean quite a bit to the left and connect with a hook outside your opponent's guard pivoting on both of your feet to increase your hip movement (see figures 2 and 3).


Figure 2. - Pivoting on both feet.


Figure 3. - When hitting with this hook your weight stays on your left side.


12-22-2004, 12:01 AM

...Right after you connect and begin to bring back your arm, jump and pivot in the air towards the right (see figure 4).


Figure 4. - The jump and pivoting mid air begins almost simultaneously with your glove retracting.

Once your feet land you are in better position to connect and uppercut (see figures 5 and 6).


Figure 5. - Your weight on the left. You are set to punch.


Figure 6. - Compare your feet position in all pictures.

The "jump" that allowed us change angles will be known on this manual as "unclassic step". Later on I will dedicate 1 or 2 lessons to explain its meaning and also see its differences with the "classic step"). These "terms" will make it easier for us to relate to future techniques discussed.


12-22-2004, 12:05 AM
Lesson # 5:

"The ascending jab with explosive leg power".

The "ascending jab" is effective mostly against tall opponents, it could be at times effective against opponents of more or less your own height.

Lets suppose that your opponent is taller than you and he is separate from you (at a distance) as seen on figure 1.


Figure 1. - Your opponent on the left side could be one much taller that the model.

So in order to get inside, you move forward your left foot landing heel first and began by bending your knees (see figure 2).


Figure 2. - Be sure that the heel of your foot lands first.

Keep bending your knees further and put your weight on the front (see figure 3).


Figure 3. - Bend your knees like in a squat to throw this jab with your legs' explosive power.


12-22-2004, 12:06 AM

...Then go up and forwards with your legs explosive power and hit your opponent hard with an "ascending jab" (see figure 4).


Figure 4. - Your feet are off the floor when hitting.

Once you are inside get set to throw your best punches (see figure 5).


Figure 5. - When you land, your back foot touches the ground the first.

(See variations of the "ascending jab" in lesson # 6).


12-22-2004, 12:08 AM
Lesson # 6:

"Variations of the ascending jab".

(See definition of the "ascending jab" in lesson # 5).

The variations of this jab are many. Julio Cesar Chavez the great fighter of the 80s and 90s often used these techniques.

When throwing the ascending jab your upper body usually won't lean (see figure 1).


Figure 1. - This jab carries explosive leg power.

But if your opponent wants to surprise counter you with a straight right when you throw this jab you can lean your upper body to avoid his counter or even use classic blocking with it (see figures 2 and 3).


Figure 2. - Compare your upper body position with the one on previous picture.


Figure 3. - Leaning and blocking simultaneously.

Depending on the distance your target is at you can throw the ascending jab:

-Keeping your feet well apart from each other while in the air.
-Letting them get closer until they almost touch each other.
-Not letting them get to close as you can see on pictures above and picture 4 of lesson # 5.
-Crossing them.

Depending on your abilities and tricks you can "load" (pull back) your left shoulder before throwing the ascending jab (see figure 3 in lesson # 5).

When you're practicing this jab to start with, you should try to:

-Not let your feet get to close while in the air (hitting a target not too far away will help).
-Don't "load" your shoulder too much.
-Bend your knees a lot before throwing it.

Once you've got more practice you should start trying variations.

Also you should practice:

-The 1-2 with the ascending jab.
-The ascending jab as a weapon of offensive attack when you are backing up.
-Throwing it after you have allowed your opponents jab to go over your shoulder simultaneously avoiding and attacking forcing your way to the inside (in this case your opponent is a tall one stepping back with each jab he throws).


12-22-2004, 12:10 AM
Lesson # 7:

"Straight right pivoting to the right ---> straight right (against a left hander)".

Let suppose that your left hander opponent was 3 steps apart from you and that he made you follow him to the ropes. Or could be a situation where he is already on the ropes calling you to get inside and fight (see figure 1).


Figure 1.- You are moving toward your opponent.

So you begin stepping toward him and throw the strongest straight right that you can with your last step and start pivoting on your front foot (see figure 2).


Figure 2.- Your front foot that is already pivoting landed a little to the right you might need to do this too.

Keep pivoting and jump with your left foot before your back foot lands to get in the position shown on figure 3.


Figure 3.- This is your position after pivoting and jumping.

Finally with your opponent out of balance throw another right (see figure 4).


Figure 4.- This move left your opponent with no reaction time, guaranteed.

The next lesson # 8 shows exactly the same foot work seen here but viewed from an opposite angle.


12-22-2004, 12:12 AM
Lesson # 8:

"Straight right and hook pivoting to the right ---> straight right (against a left hander)".

I am assuming you already have practiced the move shown in lesson # 7 which I actually prefer over this one.


Figure 1.- Your opponent is on the ropes and you are moving forward.


Figure 2.- Throw a straight right and start pivoting.


Figure 3.- Throw a hook while "jumping" with your left foot before your right foot lands. This soft punch helps distract your opponent.


12-22-2004, 12:14 AM

Figure 4.- Your opponent is surprised with this move.


Figure 5.- When practicing try the the left hander's position so that you also experience the situation you put him in.


12-28-2004, 05:19 PM
who were those two boxers ?

12-29-2004, 10:06 PM
im assuming just random drawings

12-30-2004, 12:16 AM
The other 3 lessons coming any time soon?

01-02-2005, 10:56 PM
Man this is some top notch advise. Simple, direct. Just signed up to this site. You guys are alright.

01-03-2005, 01:35 AM

heres feint to the head, jab to the body :DGeez the guy went down from a jab to the midsection, man I don't give a f**k how well executed that whole thing was, that guy was just a flat out p*ssy!

01-03-2005, 03:18 AM
This is my first time posting on this board and im sad to say my first post has to be sad but the creator of these lesson died in a car crash this past week, So no more lesson. I give my best to his family in thier hard times.

01-06-2005, 05:59 PM
This is my first time posting on this board and im sad to say my first post has to be sad but the creator of these lesson died in a car crash this past week, So no more lesson. I give my best to his family in thier hard times.

:( Rest In Peace :(

01-06-2005, 06:17 PM
who passed away...Edmund? R.I.P.

01-06-2005, 07:00 PM
RIP, it was just 2 weeks...ago b4 i knew him :(

01-20-2005, 10:28 AM
thanks him...

02-13-2005, 12:20 AM
i think everyoen should see this topic not only for respect of the creator of these lessons , but just because they are great lessons, they helped me a lot with my boxing, and i come and look at them n read the directions to perfect my moves

02-13-2005, 02:03 AM
I agree. These instructions were better than the two books I bought. Way better. Does anyone know if he pulled these from an instructional book? So sorry that the guy died in a car accident. Damn that's sad.

02-13-2005, 04:47 PM
He posted these on several other sites including the message boards at www.LarryHolmes.com on the boxing techniques board(for those who don't know you can also get advice from Larry himself)and [url][http://www.************.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=5/url] on the training and nutrition forum ...it was some time ago so you will probably have to check all the back pages but from what i can remember he titled them the same way he did here.

02-11-2006, 08:51 PM
any chance of a repost of the diagrams ? the links are now dead

02-12-2006, 09:07 AM
I've got it on notepad, where can i upload it??