BOXING BODY SHOTS
[Impact sound] Parts of the body. [slap] Liver. Where is your liver? Everyone show me where your liver is. How big is your liver? Okay. So, how are you going to target sombody’s liver, if you don’t know where it is, how big it is…? Find me some pictures of the liver. [CLAP] We’re having an anatomy course, guys! [some laughs from students] This is how sick and twisted I am:
I find it funny. You hit the liver Boom! and they go,
“I’m fine. Oh, oh, oh!” [chuckles] You guys know why that happens? [Male] No. [Rage] Okay. So this is all relevant information, yes? I know you guys came here to box. Oh. Look at that! That’s a… Right across the solar plexus, yeah! [Female] Nice! [Rage] What’s the second largest organ in the human body? [Male 1] Skin. [Male 2] The lungs.
[Rage] Second largest. [Male 1] Oh, that’s number 1, huh? I’m gonna say, the liver? [Rage] YES! [laughs] Okay? And you already told us what the uh… the largest organ is the skin. Okay? I think that’s kinda like oh, okay, uh…
trick question. And, the skin is not inside the body. So the liver IS the largest organ IN the body. [Male] It’s massive. [Female] Yeah.
[Rage] Do you know where your floating ribs are? No? Alright! So show me another picture. How many ribs you guys have? Can you see how this is important? [Male] Yeah. [Rage] Right? Aaah! Look at this. So, take a look at this picture. [see video] Who can venture a guess which ones are the floating ribs, and why they’re called floating ribs? [Male] I’m gonna say cause they’re not connected to the ribs [Rage] Right?! [Male] right here? [Rage] Okay? So, the red, the red ones, in this picture are the floating ribs. The reason they’re called “floating ribs” is cause they are not connected. Look at all the other ones. All the other ones are connected one to the other. [3 clicking sounds] Right? These two just float. Now, all your ribs attach to your spine. And then they come around. The floating ribs attach to your spine. And they come around and then they just float. How far do your ribs go? Everyone’s is different. Okay? So, your ribs stop in your back. Alright? Mine come around to the side. It doesn’t mean anything. [chuckles] It means I have different parents than you. [LAUGHS] I mean…that’s, that’s all it means is, you know? Some people are tall. Some people are short. Some people are broad. Some people… Everyone, do this with their arm. Look at my arm. Pretty much looks straight. This angle [see video] between your forearm and your upper arm? That is called your “carrying angle.” Everybody’s carrying angle is different. It doesn’t mean anything, except everyone’s different. Right? So, you might choose, instead of a straight bar, you might choose to do dumbbells. Right? Or, if you’re doing a…a tricep press, you don’t want the arms locked because it jams up your elbows and you get… So you might be more susceptible to certain injuries, right? Everyone’s anatomy is different. But, gross anatomy is pretty similar. But as far as I know, we’re all human. [SMACK] Liver. My liver all the way up here [see video], all the way… A pretty big target. Now, My ribs are here [see video]. So, we can get under my ribs, or you can bend the ribs. Right under the right armpit [SMACK] is a good target, right? The other reason that’s such a good target [3 smacks] is because it rarely ever gets conditioned. So it’s not used to impact. Right? Here, [smacking] ah we do ab work. Rah, rah, rah, rah, rah. But when the arm is out, and you slip that Cross, come up BOOM! With a Shovel Hook. [SMACK] OOH! Liver shots end fights. Good hard liver shots end fights. Chin shots. Those are, those are knockouts, right? Solar Plexus. Does everyone know where this is? Where your rib cage comes together. Sternum. Does everyone know where your Sternum is? Right? Your breastbone, your breast plate? Underneath that, the tip hanging down. That’s called the Xiphoid Process. That’s different on everybody. Some people have really long, sharp, pointy Xiphoid Processes [SMACK] Hit that and you break it, it can cause lacerations, and you hit it hard enough, you can actually do some serious damage. But, where the ribs come together, right there [see video], that’s called the Solar Plexus. And it’s a bundle of nerves like this [see video]. Also, right at the base of your ribcage is the Diaphragm. Has anyone had the wind knocked out of them? [Guys] Yeah. [Rage] You like it? [Guys] No. [Rage] Horrible, right? Does everyone know that you don’t actually get the wind knocked OUT of you? You actually have the wind knocked INTO you. You, your lungs are full [SHARP INHALE], and then your Diaphragm is spasming. [SHARP DEEP HYPERVENTILATING SOUNDS] And it feels like you can’t breathe because you’re trying to breathe in but your lungs are already full! And the muscle that causes the air to inflate is doing this [see video]. [Male] Is that why [Coach] Jamal would tell us that, when we get hit with a hard body shot, to punch right away and [SHARP EXHALE], and expel? [Rage] That’s one reason. [Male] He said you wanna… [Rage] Always [LOUD] HEAUH!!!! Yeah! [Male] Right after you… [Rage] Right after you get [LOUD AIR EXPELLING SOUND] [SNAP] clear that out. And, don’t take the chance of… if it were a heart attack it would be a “defib.” But, basically what happens, your nervous system gets scrambled. Right? And muscles can spasm and muscles can cramp. And yes that’s why he says that. But then the other reason he says that: we don’t stay hit! Does that make sense? Did you guys get to see Charles… Charles Martin’s last fight? Charles got hit once or twice. To quote [Coach] Jamal: “The worst thing you can do is hit Charles.” Charles is a nice guy until you hit him. First round, he was actually a pretty nice guy! [chuckles] Guy hit him, his face changes. His face changes to what I want your faces to look like over there in the mirror. Now if you just come out that way…right? But [SNAP] INSTANTLY, you hit [SMACK] Charles? He hits you back. And he puts you to sleep. Right? So, that’s a nice mechanism to have to bypass any thought. Just automatic: somebody [SMACK] hits you and rattles you? You [LOUD SHARP EXHALE] HEH! Fire right back. With covers and blocks, you don’t let them finish their flurry. You don’t let them finish their combination. You interrupt it. BAUM BAUM. And start your own. So we know where the Liver is! That’s on the right side. We know where the Solar Plexus is. It’s right where your rib cage comes together and right below that. Is there anything on the left [smacking] comparable to perhaps the Liver? Some people will talk about the Spleen. The Spleen is a tiny organ. I believe that you can hit the ribs hard enough to cause…I don’t know, you know…you’re not trying to rupture the Spleen because that is lethal. But [SMACK] you shake it… [Male] Did you see on “Fight Science” when Bas Ruten was challenged to break the Spleen? [Rage] He couldn’t do it? [Male] He did it. [Rage] Oh he DID do it? [Male] He broke the Spleen. [Rage] Well, there you go. So, he, he killed the dummy on “Sports Science.” [Male] Yeah. It takes a lot. A LOT more force… [Rage] A LOT MORE FORCE. But, you don’t have to rupture the Spleen to cause pain, and disable somebody, and make them realize that they made a mistake. Here’s the thing. Here’s our little secret: when someone else signs that contract? They made the biggest mistake of their lives. Right? They won’t find it out until the bell rings. My preference is: one bell [ #1bell ]. ONE bell! THE FIRST BELL! That’s when they find out how big of a mistake they made! And they don’t hear the second bell. Because they’re writhing on the floor in pain, they’re convulsing, or they’re unconscious. Anyone else, any other coaches talk about fighting that way? [Male] Not that I… [Rage] Jamal will talk about gettin, gettin the most from the promoters. The promoters are paying for 10 rounds, we’ll give em 1 or 2. Maybe 3. Now, in Boxing, the rounds are shorter, but, uh, I still like the concept of “One Bell.’ The other thing is, well the fight doesn’t have to be over. But, your opponent should know he made a mistake before that second bell ever rings. So, we move faster. Here’s the thing. When you’re trying to hit somebody and you can’t find them, you know you made a mistake. You’re outclassed. When somebody hits you and your arm goes numb, or hits you and you don’t remember your name… [chuckles] You don’t remember your name but you know you fucked up! You know you made a mistake! Right? So, these are the, these are the attitudes that you can start embodying. And bringing in [gestures to the boxing ring], right? You don’t bring it in to sparring, necessarily. Unless, “alright well, I’m going to work on not being there. I’m going to work on going for things, going for…right? And, you can [see video] place the shot without landing the shot. Right? So if we’re sparring, and I [see video]… Okay. I know. And if he’s any good, he knows. And, this kind of contact, sparring, [see video] well, those are 3 good shots. Okay, so. we have the chin, the eyes, the nose, [Female chuckles] throat. It’s illegal, prove I meant it. [chuckles] Right? I was aiming at his chin. Oh. This little notch right here? Go ahead. Stick your finger in it. [loud laugh] You’re aiming at the chin but, [SMACK] hit the throat. [SMACK] Liver, Solar Plexus, Spleen. Body shots anywhere. The Diaphragm. So anywhere on the ribs. Now, the abs tend to be well-conditioned, and not a great target. So you’re looking right under the armpit. You’re looking for the ribs. Now, everybody’s ribs are in a different relationship to where their hips are. Some people, their hips are high. Some people their hips are low. Everyone do this [see video]. Some people… Look. This is where his, it’s called the iliac crest, but the top of his hips are. And that’s also where the bottom of his elbow is. Which means, if he keeps his hands here [see video], and his chin down here (put your chin down) [see video]…there you go. I don’t have any targets. Cause he picked his parents pretty good for boxing! Cause look at this arm! His humerus is long. His elbow is sharp. His hips are high. So there’s no space. Now some guys have shorter arms and long torsos. I say go into wrestling [chuckles] It’d be better for wrestling. Your arms are short, your hips and your torso are long? Then, well it’s easy to find the liver. So obviously, these are the things you cannot change, but be aware of so you can spot it on your opponent… oh look. Well his hip comes up pretty pretty high too. Arms aren’t as long but his hips are really high and his waist is pretty short. Pretty good for striking, right? Now here we go. Hips down here. There we go, I’ve got room to sneak in. Your hips are way high. His hips are all the way up by his ears. [laughs] Who knew that the structure of your pelvis, something you have NO CONTROL OVER, is a factor that will be advantageous? [pointing to student with low hips] Just be aware of it, that people are going to be able to sneak up in there. Where that will never happen to Clark. [tapping bone] That’s his hip. Right? Look. He’s standing with his arms crossed, and his elbow is touching his hip! You guys know who Steve Cummings is? He’s like, he was ranked probably number 5 in the world at Heavyweight. He’s a little, little, little guy. He’s actually a Cruiserweight that went up to Heavyweight. But he’s got these arms that just go for days. He’s very long, and when he rests his arm here, and it’s like down…[chuckles] Right? Okay. How you’re built is going to determine how you stand. The targets that I just told you, they’re the targets that we want to protect. What are some ways that we can protect targets? [Male] Awareness? [Rage] Being aware. Putting something else in front of it. This is your liver. [see video] You don’t want me to hit the liver. You’d rather I hit your arm than your liver. Okay. That’s one option. What’s another way to protect something valuable? Put it over there. There, see? Now, stop me here. [Male] Oh, uh, reach? [Rage] Diistance! [Male] Oh distance, distance. [Rage] So how do you… you want to use distance to protect your liver? Ah-ha! Look! He’s keeping it back away. We don’t have a southpaw tonight. But southpaws stand this way, because they want their power hand in the back. Ooh-ho… Southpaws have an advantage. It’s an awkwardness advantage. It’s an unfamiliar advantage. You spar orthodox fighters all the time, but then you get this…EEEHH! Dude! You’re backwards! Come on! Right? But, [3 slaps] there’s one more. We’ve got blocking or protecting, right? Shielding. You can shield something vulnerable. You can keep it out of range. What’s the last one? [see video] Okay? Head movement, yeah? Or footwork. You kick the ball, or you just move the goal. Show me your fighting stance. Actually, go show you your fighting stance. PLEASE LOGIN TO YOUTUBE & SUBSCRIBE! THANK YOU! 😉