Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics, and Strategies from the Sweet Science

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Tracks Publishing, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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This guide to the finer points of boxing provides the wisdom needed to make the transition from enthusiastic beginner to proficient pugilist. The ABCs of ring generalship, offensive and defensive ring movements, feints, and draws and fakes are examined and explained along with clinching techniques, head-hunting, body work, and counter-punching chains. Strategies for boxing against tall and short opponents as well as for a variety of fighting styles such as charger, speed-demon, stick-and-move, and slugger and brawler are discussed in detail. Specific drills focus on sophisticated ring stratagems such as throwing complex combinations, cutting off the ring, fighting off the ropes, generating power, and cornering an opponent are included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
1 Training continuum
11
2 Stances and guards
15
3 Footwork
23
4 Upper body mobility
31
5 Fist rolling
35
6 Hinge principle
39
7 Punches
43
15 Feinting
147
16 Drawing
157
17 Pivoting and waltzing
171
18 Shifting
177
19 Shuffling
181
20 Caught on the ropes
187
21 Infighting and shelling up
193
22 Clinching
199

8 KOs and power punching
75
9 Jab drills
83
10 Combinations
105
11 Beat punching
125
12 Defensive concepts
127
13 Defense mechanics
129
14 Isolation and touch sparring
145
23 Ring generalship
203
Resources
219
Index
220
More titles by Mark Hatmaker
223
About the Author
224
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Mark Hatmaker is the author of No Holds Barred Fighting and More No Holds Barred Fighting. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Doug Werner is the author of Boxer's Start-Up and Fighting Fit. He lives in San Diego, California.

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