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Old 12-14-2017, 04:59 PM #1
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I'm 37 and I really wanted to learn boxing, so I joined a gym. What can I expect, and what should I focus on first?
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:06 PM #2
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Focus on your jab. Don't worry about combos or anything.

Potshotting and jabing is where you need to start. Everything else follows from that. Focus on single punches.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:22 PM #3
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Definitely footwork. First thing I was taught
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:45 PM #4
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start from the ground up. FEET FIRST
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:47 AM #5
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As a newbie myself to the sport (since may this year and i'm 31!) then i would definitely recommend focusing heavily on footwork.

Good footwork will enable you to get into range, get out again hopefully without taking any punches and also give you a solid base to enable your punches to have maximum effect.

Think of it as building a castle, build it on poor foundations and it will sink. Get the foundations right and you will have a castle that stands for years to come!

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the advice. I have always admired good footwork and boxers who get into position with good angles. I suppose their punches hurt more. So far, all I do is shadow box, jump rope, heavy bag, speed bag, and situps and pushups.
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