How to Slip Punches in Boxing


Boxing_-How-To-Slip-Punches-with-Kerry-Pharr Kerry Pharr: OK, folks. The next thing weíre
going to show you is some defensive drills, how to slip a punch, how to parry a punch,
how to block a bunch, different techniques. So weíve got Brian in the stance. Now the
first punch that a boxer is generally going to throw at you is going to be his jab. So
heís going to stick the jab and if I just tilt my head this way, this is called a slip.
It slides right over my shoulder. Now how do I know thatís coming? What I normally
do is Iím watching a guyís chest and Iím watching his shoulders. If he turns his shoulder
this way, I know that a hook is coming. Now he might feign something. Now I know I
can watch by his shoulders and tell what heís going to throw but anyway, heís going to
throw a jab and Iím going to slip. Iím just going to turn, basically turn this shoulder,
this way and bend. Thatís all Iím doing, just slipping that punch. So thatís how you
slip the left jab. Slip. Now I have my hands up, slip, and I will move
this hand as I slip to cover my face just in case I donít get it. OK, then a puncher, if heís a right hand
fighter, heís going to throw a combination. Left jab, right hand, left hook, right hand.
So it only stands to reason after he throws the jab, heís going to throw the jab and
I will slip that. The right hand is coming right behind us. So heís going to throw a
jab, right hand. So I want to go slip here, slip outside. Slip
here, slip outside. Another thing that I used to do when I was a young man was boxing. Because
I was so short, when he threw the jab, I would slip. You see Iím slipping here. Iím over
here. Then I would roll. I would roll and I would come back with my hook. So Iím going to slip. Iím going to slip
this shot here. Iím going to roll it inside and Iím going to throw my hook. Slip and
Iím going to roll inside and Iím inside for the shot but slipping, slip, and then
the right hand comes. Iím slipping out here. All right. So thatís how you slip a punch.
He might throw a right hand and I slip out here but you basically got to have the head
ready to go and move the torso left to right. Now, I call this a pick. Itís really called
the parry. This is how you parry a punch. Heís going to stick his left jab. Now when
he sticks that left jab, if I do not slip that jab, Iím going to get him full in the
face with that jab. If I donít slip it, heís going to hit me right in the face. So Iíve
either got to slip that jab or I can parry that jab. Now stick the jab and the parry ñ move a
little closer to me, Brian. The parry just means that I push his ñ when he sticks his
left hand out there, I just reach ever so slightly and push his left hand off so that
it doesnít hit me in the face. Now let me show you how not to parry. If he
starts to jab and I reach here ñ come on over and hook behind that Brian. Hook. No,
no. Iím going to stick out there. Now hook off of that. If I stick my hand out here,
all he has to do is hook. You do not want to reach out here with the parry. When you
parry a punch, when he throws a jab, you push the jab right here. OK, put a little weave on it. You push it
just an inch or two over here because what happens, anytime you reach out here, the fighter
can pull the hand short, come around and hit you with the hook. We can just go over this.
So you want to parry this hand here, bring the right hand back here. So the same thing.
If he throws the right hand, I can pick it here. I can catch it here. I can also catch
it here, here. Another way is I can even catch it with my right hand. So thereís a lot of
ways you can do it. Now, when he throws the right hand and if
I move this hand here, Iíve got to be careful because heís going to come with the hook.
When he comes with the hook, what I want to do is I can catch it here or I can ñ go ahead
ñ turn into the shot and then come out and throw a right hand. I can catch the hook,
turn my weight into him, boom! Catch it here. Do the same thing if he throws me a right
hand and go back here and turn and go with it. All right. Now as heís moving, letís say
that Brian is moving to his left and all of a sudden his opponent throws a right hand.
Come to the left. All he has to do is drop his hips and duck underneath that punch. Just
duck underneath it and notice how he did a very good professional move there. Notice
that when he ducks underneath my right hand, heís going to pivot out so that heís in
a position to throw a right hand or left hook. So here we go. Heís going to move to the
left. I throw a right hand. He goes underneath it and comes back with the right hand. Same
thing. If heís moving this way, all he has to do is dip underneath and he can get his
right hand. Go again. See? Just duck underneath. Duck underneath. Now come back in the way.
Duck underneath. Duck underneath. Now that is called bobbing and weaving. So
what you can do as you slip, you slip this way. You slip this way. If I slip to the right,
Iím going outside the jab. If I slip to the left, Iím going outside the right hand. But
I can also, once I slip ñ this is bobbing and then I come around and Iím weaving. So
slip and come on through, Brian. Go ahead and slip yourself, like slip outside my jab
and then come on. Weíre going to talk about slip, roll, slip
and roll. Slip and roll through. Slip and roll through. Thatís kind of bobbing and
weaving. Bobbing is here, moving your head side to side and then rolling. Moving here,
moving here, up and down. [0:06:10] [Indiscernible] Male Speaker: Brought it back [Phonetic]. Kerry Pharr: OK. One of the things that Muhammad
Ali was so great at was he was tall and Iím going to have Brian throw a jab and he would
ñ Muhammad Ali would just kind of rock back. As he would move his punch, he would rock
away from the punch and have the ability to come right back and throw something. If he
throws a right hand, I can rock back. But if I rock back, now watch. Heís going to
throw a right hand and Iím going to rock back and not roll my shoulder and he will
hit me with that right hand. See? Now what I want to do when I rock back, I
want to roll that shoulder so that Iím protecting myself from that there. So I can rock back
from the jab, the right hand, either one, and it puts you in the position. You rock
back and when you rock back ñ Diamond Jim MacDonald, a fighter that I used to work with
who fought Michael Spinks for the light heavyweight championship of the world was fantastic at
this. He would stick his jab. He would rock back, boom! Come on the top of the right hand.
He knocked out a bunch of fighters with that and had Michael Spinks hurt in the world championship
fight just by rocking back and throwing that right hand. [0:07:32]

33 thoughts on “How to Slip Punches in Boxing

  1. Sure its been mentioned, the video framing was way off. Great video content though for sure

  2. Damn imagine if you thought he was just some old geezer & u try to punk him then he ends up whooping your ass😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  3. He's right but when you slip the first then duck the right hand. i was always taught to hit the body with my right then throw my left hook coming up (im southpaw/switch)

  4. We call the rock back a PULL or PULL BACK & the right hand or any counter, is called a Pull Counter. The old man's moves are surprisingly fluid & his knowledge appears in depth.
    *SUBSCRIBED*

  5. This is why I don't normally always trained with large gloves these are fantastic videos but if you notice all the many contact point moments where the boxer is hitting with their pinky knucklethat is a good way to break your hand hence the term boxer's fracturewhich is why I also use smaller gloves to when I trained because it helps train a correct punching technique with that being said no way on Earth am I putting down this course in any way shape or form because this guy knows exactly what he's talkin about and I've added it to my list of courses that I have saved in my save file I just barely got back into training againand I would love to have mr. Car give me some tips since I don't have a very good gym in my area to go to have to do most of my stuff at home

  6. He ain’t old. Of course I am receiving ‘welcome to the wrong side of 50’ mail.
    Having said that, this dude would mop up 95 % of all 20 – 30 year olds.

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