Sneak In this session we are going to talk about the guards Okay, there’s loads of different styles but I’ll try and give 2 or 3 different ones today. You can have the high guard which is where the hands nice and high so you just have the punches coming in you can have a low-ish guard which is about from here you can also have a body guard, which comes across with your chin down and your elbow tucked in. okay so, for instance if you’re in close you really want your guard high because if you’re head up close you’re going to get caught with punches so you want to keep your hands nice and high and be able to throw your punch and bring it straight back throw your punch and bring it straight back so, again if a left hook comes in you want to try to block that punch okay you’ve also got to remember if its a body punch coming in, you’ve got to block it with your elbows it’s very important don’t be too wide, some people stand like this that gives you a wide open target to the body okay, so if you keep your elbows tucked in, not too far hunched over because you’re not going to be comfortable like that, some people do but I don’t think it’s comfortable I’d rather be relaxed okay, you see the punch coming, you either block to the head or block to the body block to the head, block to the body You’ve got a feel natural with it and the only way of doing it is by practice Okay in this demonstration we’re going to show 3 different defences of the guard the first one being the high guard, so someone coming in with hooks, we’re going to stop them like this someone comes in lower with body punches again, you get your elbows tucked in and there’s something else what I would call a Mayweather who’s perfected this art tucks he’s elbow in there, so his body is all protected and his shoulders tucked in there so if I’m punching over the top boom, boom, hooks, hooks and he’s very good at defending himself

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