Counter-Punching & Boxing Defense : Circling Away from Opponents in Boxing
The next area we’re going to cover is actually
circling away from your opponent’s jab and your opponent’s power hand. In the case of
two right-handed boxers, if my opponent is throwing a left jab at me, what I’m going
to try to do is I’m going to circle away from that left jab so hopefully it goes harmlessly
by me. You don’t actually counter-punch and then return a punch in that case, but you’re
trying to stay out of his jab. Always try to stay one step away from that jab. Once
they’ve committed to the jab and you’re slipping to that side of it, then you can later counter-punch.
But as long as you’re frustrating in him and stepping away from his jab, circling to the
outside, you won’t get hit with so many power hands, you won’t get hit with so many jabs.
So Nick is going to help me here, and we’re going to work on stepping to the outside of
your opponent’s jab, and then the resulting power hand behind it. Okay, Nick? Now just to add a little bit of
emphasis to that, what we’re going to have Nick to do this time is to step into the jab
and power hand, and watch what happens.
There we go. Step away from the jab and the resulting power hand.