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This is an excellent book for the beginner boxer and especially for coaches who may begin teaching the basics of Boxing Skills to youth. The author was a Marine Boxing Champion and later became a Doctor of Kinesiology and professor at Memphis State University, where he taught many classes and students, including me. He starting a boxing class and used this book as the instruction manual, and it covers all the basics of standard boxing equipment as well as safe training techniques with it. The book has seven chapters (1) Benfits of boxing related skills (2) Rope Jumping (3) Hitting the Striking Bag (speed bag) (4) Punching the Training Bag (heavy bag) (5) Using the Medicine Ball (6) Organization of a training program (circuits) (7) Safety Rules for a Boxing Program.
Each chapter is fully illustrated with pictures hand drawn by the author himself, and clearly show the skill, contact points of the hand or equipment, and are often shown from two angles, the side and above. His chapter 3, Hitting the Striking Bag (speed bag) shows what he identified as 31 different striking skills, which were simple to complex punching combinations from the front, sides and back of the speed bag with fists and also using the elbows. I was personally taught the speed bag by Dr. Schroeder in 1972-1977 at M.S.U, and I can attest to his skills as a teacher and boxer. Using his teachings, I later went on to write and Publish "The Speed Bag Bible", expanding on his original teachings. But I owe it all to him.
His book, Boxing Skills for Fun and Fitness is a one of a kind classic and is a worthy addition to anyone's training book collection. I have this book and still refer to it when needed. Sadly, the author passed away a few years ago, and the world last a great man and teacher.
Components of Physical Fitness
Chapter Two Rope Jumping
Determining the Proper Length for a Jump Rope
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