View Full Version : double cover as a defensive move


rockymarciano1
09-03-2011, 10:45 AM
I've noticed when I'm boxing and I get rushed by an opponent I'll put my head down and cover up as an instinctive reaction. it's only for a split second but its a problem. I realise I do it because my arms aren't long enough to protect both my head and body at the same time so I tuck my chin into my chest (more than usual) to make the target smaller. I can keep my eyes on an opponent if I keep my head at a normal level but that leaves my body as an open target.

in short, my question is. would it be better to use the double cover to protect my head so I can see the punches or cover the body and move my head?

#1-Macdaddy
09-03-2011, 11:52 AM
jesus thinks u should move ur head

-JC

paulsinghnl
09-03-2011, 01:48 PM
just try to stay relaxed, focused on the openings and like Macdaddy said: move your head, move your feet and get out of the bad position.

Barn
09-03-2011, 04:33 PM
"Few men are born brave; many become so through training and force of discipline."

Just teach yourself to do it is what I'm saying. Have an alternative reaction, I used to have that problem now what I do is instinctively move to the side and throw a straight punch to the head, or if that isn't an option stand my ground and punch their body hard.

ghns1133
09-03-2011, 05:16 PM
teach yourself to move ur head

use the slip bag religiously

get someone to throw punches at u and slip/weave/duck/dip/block/roll with half speed and then speed up once u get the hang of it

spar allot

kbpoetree
09-03-2011, 07:16 PM
learn how to "catch" punches..simply turn ur palm out and catch the punch...DO NOT swipe at it...also...ur arms dont have to b long nuff to block head/body...u bend at the knees to catch body shots...slight dip to side of punch being thrown even..always keep hands up

Be_kind_rewind
09-04-2011, 02:31 PM
why woud u turn you palm out instead of just swapping it?

Rockin'
09-04-2011, 09:01 PM
why woud u turn you palm out instead of just swapping it?

say that you've been swatting an opponents jab, blocking them like a partial wax on wax off motion. First thing that I put in my mind is feint the jab, turn a hook and he'll eat it. A little later you pull it out and it works like a charm........Rockin':boxing:

kbpoetree
09-06-2011, 04:02 PM
say that you've been swatting an opponents jab, blocking them like a partial wax on wax off motion. First thing that I put in my mind is feint the jab, turn a hook and he'll eat it. A little later you pull it out and it works like a charm........Rockin':boxing:
thanks for expainen for me Rockin...u the man

chico 305
09-06-2011, 05:27 PM
If u gon swap a jab, make sure its a lazy jab..
and i sometimes swap (more of a push his jab to the left) the jab with my right hand and shoot my overhand right over his shoulder and pivot to my right, orthodox speaking

BostonGuy
09-06-2011, 08:15 PM
Some fighters are extremely good at covering up to avoid punches or at least to soften the blow. I was impressed how good Jan Zaveck used this defensive technique to hang with Berto as long as he did. Berto was loading up and putting some serious heat on his punches but Zaveck was able to block most of them effectively.

ghns1133
09-06-2011, 08:40 PM
problem with covering up as ur primary defnse is ur opponent can throw a combo and hancuff ur hands to ur face prety much

it affects ur offense

also the guys gonna get thru if he uses a couple of throw awy punches to set u up
for one that will break thru

some times uve got to cover up

but its best to have a defense were u can block move ur head and use ur feet

then u will be wel rounded IMO

myboxingcoach
09-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Using the double arm block is a 'belt and braces' approach. Very important that you keep watching what's coming. The thing is that it's an ideal block for the amateurs as it creates doubt in the mind of the judge as to whether the shot landed cleanly. Sure there are lots of defenses; slips, rolls, ducks, laybacks, lead hand/back hand blocks and parries, but don't rule out the double arm block as it's beautifully simple and extremely effective.

Here's a video link to the way I coach it to the boxer's that I work with. Remember, keep your head up and watch what's coming:

Double Arm Block - Defensive Boxing Techniques (http://www.myboxingcoach.com/boxing-techniques-ultimate-defence/)