Boxing Footwork Techniques : Dipping, Bobbing, & Weaving in Boxing
In our next clip on footwork we’re going to
talk about some dipping, some bobbing and some weaving. There’s nothing worse than moving
around the ring and having good footwork, but leaving your head in the same area, on
the same plateau. It’s fairly easy for another boxer to literally close his eyes and say,
“Okay, Jim’s face was right about there a minute ago,” and you’re face probably was
there a minute ago and it probably still is. So what we’re going to try to do now is we’re
going to incorporate with all our side movements, our backward movements, our frontward movements,
we’re going to try to incorporate that with a little bit of dipping, bobbing and weaving
at the same time. Whenever you step to the side, do a little dip. Whenever you’re stationary,
do a little bobbing, do a little weaving in preparation for your next step. When you’re
sliding from one side to the other, dip down a little bit. When you’re going forward you
can dip. When you’re going backwards you can dip. And then while you’re there stationary
getting ready to move, you can bob and weave. Sometimes you don’t even have to move. As
long as you can bob and weave you can stay right there, accept a few punches, slip a
few punches. You don’t have to retreat as long you can bob and weave and dip. Try to
do all your movements, all you?re dipping, at the knees. Try not to bend at the waist.
Once you bend at the waist you’re susceptible to uppercuts, you can’t see what’s going on.
The referee’s going to give you the signal, keep your face up. Thank you.