Beginner Boxing Lessons : The Basic Boxing Stance

The next step in our introductory lesson,
after we got done the stretching and the jump roping and the hand wrapping, we’re going
to be looking at the basic boxing stance. We want a good stance that’s going to feed
off everything else from now on. So Nick’s going to help me out with that. What I’d like
Nick to do – Nick is right-handed, so he’s going to be having his left foot forward,
as you can see, and the right foot will be back. The right foot is pointed over here
at me, almost. The left foot is not pointing at the bag and is not pointing directly away
from the bag, either, like the right foot is, but is more of about a 45 degree angle,
okay? If I took my yardstick, and if I drew a straight line from the bag through to Nick,
what would happen is I’d be touching his left toe and his right heel, and that shows me
a good stance because he’s not completely open. If Nick were to stand broadside, he
would be too much of an open target. Okay? If Nick was to stand directly with one foot
in front of the other he would be way off balance trying to deliver that right hand
punch. His body’s facing way over that way and at this point his shoulders not above
his knees. So we’re going to go back to the proper stance. Now you can see Nick’s shoulders
directly above his knees. He’s got a slight bend to his knees. His elbows are tucked in,
the left hand is in his cheek, the right hand is under his chin, his chin is tucked down
into his fist. Here we have it, a good proper stance. Thank you, Nick.

71 thoughts on “Beginner Boxing Lessons : The Basic Boxing Stance

  1. Hey could footwork help yu in a reguler fight outside? bcause all fights i see in person or on youtube is when the kids just jump around and random swing and shit.

  2. This is because they cannot fight properly. Most people who fight like that tend to rely on overwhelming the other guy by rapidly swinging; this is why you usually see two guys flailing their arms without making much of an effort to block. When you learn some boxing you'll stop doing this (i'm still amateur), however I'd say for street fighting, you want to learn how to grapple – since most fights end up in a wrestle on the floor after a while

  3. hey can anyone help me with this problem. im very very new to boxing, and ive been trying to pick it up by myself. but after shadow boxing a while, my shoulder area would hurt from throwing punches. also, im quite afraid that my elbow would get injured if i keep fully extending my arm. anyone got any advice? thanks!

  4. mate…real fighter doesnt write his stories cuz ther is ppl out ther to cover for him =) b real n b urself.

  5. So, your left hand is your strongest hand? if so, try Sounthpaw. Your right hand in front and your left behind, same with feet.

  6. there is over 2400 fighting styles to date brazilian ju jitsu and muay thai are pretty basic in fighting. there's really nothing to them with ju jitsu there's pressure locks joint locks muay thai is just elbows knees and shin kicks. every street fight I've been in or seen never ended on the ground somebody got knocked out. I'd like to see someone try to take someone down while getting there face caved in. look at the all the styles before you assume what u see on mma is the best rounded one

  7. Well, if you get in a proper fight, then you'll just grab the nearest crowbar and smash their skulls in with it.

  8. @stevefrareyjr I don't know if I agree with that. Often time's it does end with a knockout. It just doesn't often happen standing up.

  9. Been tauight by an amtuer boxer for 2 months, so i have picked up all the stance and can do decent jabs, right hands, both hooks, and a straight. im joining a beginner boxing class soon and would anyone tell me what exactly is involved in them? thanks

  10. @1andycody look i trained teakwondo and now traning in fitness , and if i want to learn how to fight from some boxer or someone else this means money + Time ! , i think it's not bad to learn somehting from internet , cuz internet today is like a book in the past ! 🙂

  11. I started learning some basics and I wanted to make sure the person teaching me had something similar to this video. And to my knowledge, he is quite correct. I enjoyed this video. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. @guesswho349 A true idiot pulls people up about their spelling in a YouTube comment box.
    An even bigger one does so a whole year after the comment was made.

    …and just so you understand easy it is for people with good spelling allow the odd typo to creep in uncorrected, you had a dig about spelling and in the same post missed out an entire word. Easy to do, eh?

  13. @guesswho349 1> It's not a debate.
    2> I didn't imply anything – I said only idiots pull someone up for spelling in a comment box and a bigger one does it a year late. Conditional insult y'see.
    3> I only pointed out yours to show how unbelievably easy it is for typos, bad spelling, poop punctuation, grammar and missing words to creep through.

    That's the difference. You pulled someone up about their writing when it was irrelevant. I pulled you up for stupidity and writing when it WAS relevant.

  14. @guesswho349 Since when was I standing up for him?
    Have you heard yourself? University!? It is a comment box on YOUTUBE!
    You're the only person who doesn't seem to get the picture here. Let me enlighten you: Not university, YouTube. Not a debate, just a stranger on the internet pointing out how stupid you're being (and for the record, you're making it VERY easy).

  15. you will never learn a stance from a video, fightings arts is hard work and lot of time spent in gym! If you dont know how to fight, and will learn from the videos, the only weapon you will have will be that ''enemy will laugh thier ass off''

  16. @HitSanjHanj you don t know what you are talking about, i learnt my stance from a video on youtube, i was getting in a fight the other day, i was scared to hell, I got myself in a good stance and the other man thought i was for real (but i was really readu to run away), however he walked away…. a good stance is everything even without going to boxing

  17. I kinda messed up my right foot from standing on it sideways like that and punching a bag. Do I do something wrong or is my foot weak? Another thing: what a fight feels and looks like when you are right handed and your opponent is left handed?

  18. @oldpiq dont fuckin ask him man get in the ring and find out you cant learn how to box with someone telling you go and fight a southpaw then youll know

  19. dude i had the same problem i got into a fight with a guy and my stance all most cost me the fight, Your right foot forward and my left foot back But imma right hand fighter its always the Strongest arm and the oppisite foot forward! But heres the thing! Witch ever arm is ur strongest and feel the most comfortable with u step forward with the oppisite foot and u throw ur weakest arm first and u follow up with the strong arm and thats how u lay that mutha fucker out! Good Luck!

  20. I learned a good basic boxing/fighting stance for the purpose of exercising, self defense and balance. At first when I learned the boxing stance, my feet were at the usual distance in relativity to my body size. Now I have progressed, they are way more spread apart (sounds dirty lol) but I remain more balance, power and range of motion. I know the stance is supposed to look a certain way but it is more beneficial if it FEELS more balanced and powerful right? I mean, every one IS different.

  21. Don't want to give anyone a bad reputation, but I think the instructors at the gym I've just signed up suck at teaching. Or maybe because we are so many that they don't have time to go into details. Only time will tell.

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