Over the two weeks we concentrated a lot on boxing technique. Trying to improve footwork, body movement and our punching. We spent more time shadow boxing with partners learning how to put combinations together. We went through basic blocking and weaving defense and expanded our punching repertoire to include uppercuts and hooks. Learning the techniques is a slow process made more […]
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; How to pick a boxing name. I didn’t think this would be such a difficult choice. Last year when hurricane Dorean hit the Caribbean, as horrible as it sounds, I prayed for some sort of destruction so […]
I’ve never blogged before but in this case I need to share my pain. After one year off-games I signed up to the local boxing gym in an effort to regain some fitness and let some aggression out. After a few weeks I heard the next bout of White Collar Boxing was open for […]
How to ruin a mouth guard in 3 simple steps! So I have had this mouth guard for ages. It’s black and makes me look tough. Except, it doesn’t fit very well, so I don’t look so tough when I’m constantly sucking it back against my teeth. Along comes the bright idea to re-heat it […]
Week 2: What a great start to a week. Although my feet still aren’t moving properly, I have learned that “I can pack a punch”. Training sessions have moved from skipping and burpies to work on the bags…I love this. I had the pleasure of shadow boxing with Lena on Saturday, we both got […]
At the start of the first week I faced one main obstacle: a lack of fitness. Not to mention I have no boxing experience, but many of my fellow squad members were in the same boat so it is not a major concern yet. Now for someone who never visits the gym the fitness element […]
It’s hard to know where to start for my first blog post. I could start writing about how I decided to to get in shape (It means something different for about everyone, I know) just over a year ago following a period of inactivity. Alternatively, I could go on about the desire to do something out of […]
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