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How To: Do an improvised handwrap for boxing

This is an instructional video on how to wrap your hands with wrapping tape in preparation for boxing. The instructor shows you how to use tape to wrap, and where to place the tape. You start by wrapping your wrists multiple times. Then you go over the base of the thumb and back over the wrist twice. Then you wrap your knuckles. The instructor suggests that you can use some foam in this stage to protect your knuckles further. Finally you go between your fingers, back over the thumb and then r...

How To: Stabilize your thumb in a handwrap for boxing

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wrap their hands for boxing. Begin by putting the hand through the loop and put the wrap over the hand. Now wrap it 3 time around the wrist and layer it. Then go back and criss cross the back of the wrist, as well as in between the thumb and index finger. Now wrap it around the thumb. Now wrap 3 times around the knuckles and layer it. Go through a pair of fingers, then wrap it around the thumb and repeat this for the other fingers. Finish by coveri...

How To: Defend against a straight right hand to the body

In this video from Rival box we learn how to defend against a straight right hand to the body. First he says you can simply back up from the straight. That's one way. Another good way to defend against it is just by blocking the shot with your elbow. He said that could hurt your opponent very much. Then he says you can counter punch against this by using your right hand either a straight or an uppercut because the opponent would be leaning down after throwing his punch. Another counter would ...

How To: Train for boxing with a speedball

Simone Harvey's training for boxing is really an eye catcher. She teaches about the hand-eye coordination, speed and shoulder balancing. The pace of speed she maintains while kicking the speed ball is perfect. For the beginners, usage of one hand to kick the speed ball is a good method of training. This automatically leads in kicking the ball at a greater speed by using two hands. The training induces the viewers, who have less knowledge about boxing, to get trained with Simone. This is a ben...

How To: Wrap your hands for boxing when fighting

A boxer knows that during and after a fight, their bodies will be aching. As a part of the job, they grit their teeth, focus and get past the pain. The most important part of a boxer's body, though, is arguably his hands. A boxer depends on his hands to win fights and to train. The best thing one can do to protect their hands is to wrap them properly. This video will show you exactly how to wrap your hands so that they are cushioned and protected against injury. An ideal wrapping job would pu...

How To: Correctly wrap your hands for boxing

In this boxing fitness video the instructor shows how to wrap hands for boxing training. If you are going to hit heavy bags or pads for fitness boxing, then you need to properly wrap your hands or you face the danger of injuring your knuckles or wrists. The instructor shows you how to wrap by wrapping a cloth around a woman's hand. Instead of wrapping the cloth on your hands yourself, it is always better to ask some one to wrap your wrists for you because they can work with both of their hand...

How To: Use angles in boxing

This video demonstrates how to use angles in your footwork when boxing. The video explains the advantage to angled footwork and shows ways to incorporate it into your boxing techniques.

How To: Wrap your wrist for boxing the right way

Wrapping your wrists for boxing is very important to provide protection and support when you are throwing your punches. This video shows you the right way to wrap your wrists to prevent injury. You'll be putting the seam side of the wrap against your skin, and start by putting the loop at the end over your thumb. You will start by wrapping the wrist a few times, depending on how long your wrap is. Watch to see the correct way to cover the knuckles and secure the wrap against your hand before ...

How To: Protect yourself in a street fight with boxing

In this video a professional boxer demonstrate the basics of boxing so that you can protect yourself. First of all, you should stand in such a manner that your left foot is in front and the right foot is in back (if you are right-handed). Make a fist, put both hands in front of your face. The distance between both the hands should not be much so that in any case, you can cover and protect your face. Your left hand should always turn up and pull back. For punching, take your right hand fist ne...

How To: Wrap your hands for boxing and kickboxing

The first step to wrap your hands for boxing and kick boxing is to place the hoop at the end of the wrap around your thumb. After the hoop is around the thumb the fabric is wrapped around the hand four times slowly moving towards the wrist. The fabric is then tied in an X formation around the thumb and returning back down to the base of the wrist. The fabric is then wrapped around each knuckle until all of the fingers have been wrapped correctly. The last step involved is wrapping the fabric ...

How To: Infight the "shoe shine" in boxing

In this video we learn how to infight the "shoe shine" in boxing. The shoeshine is when you have two hands to the side of the body and are moving very quickly. This will make you a great fighter and will also create openings for you to throw good shots. The other person will have no alternative but to defend themselves from all the throws that you are shooting at them. While they are doing this, you can use it as an opening to hit the other person in the face or knock them out. Practice doing...

How To: Put on boxing hand wraps

This is a video tutorial on how to put on boxing wraps. There are many different ways of wrapping your hands so as to protect your hand. The hand wraps used are 180 inches. Unwrap the hand wrap and put your thumb into the loop and go around back and wrap your wrist twice. Be careful not to make it too tight nor too loose. After that, you wrap your knuckles twice and go back to your wrist. Then come up again and wrap through your fingers as shown in the video. Follow the rest of the video to p...

How To: Wrap your hands for boxing like a gym rat

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wrap the hands for boxing, MMA and kickboxing. Begin by putting the thumb through the loop and bring it under the palm. Wrap it one time around the wrist. The cross it through the thumb and index finger. Wrap around the knuckles 3 times. Now cross it behind the thumb and over. Then go under the wrist and over the thumb again. Then go over the wrist, under the palm and through the pinkie and ring fingers. Roll around it to secure and repeat for othe...

How To: Defend against a left hook in boxing

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to defend against a left hook in boxing. To defend against a left hook, users should be in a guard position with arms held high. There are several ways to defend against a left hook. Some ways in guard position include: turn into the shot, slightly move right arm outward, weave or bob under shots and avoid moving to the right side. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in boxing and learning combat skills.

How To: Protect your hands in boxing with a correct handwrap

Quinten shows us how to protect your hands in boxing using a correct hand wrap in this video. When you punch something, you put a lot of pressure on your hands and wrists so wrapping your hands before this is highly recommended. First, start on one end of the wrap and put your thumb through the loop at the end. Go over the top of the wrist first, then go over the top of the hand over the knuckles. Keep your fingers parted so the wrap doesn't become too tight at the end. Go between the knuckle...

How To: Defend against the jab

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How To: Do a basic handwrap for boxing

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a basic hand wrap for boxing. First, grab the wrap and wrap it around your knuckles several times. After this, wrap down towards your thumb. Then, wrap diagonally and go the wrist, wrap around this several times. From here, wrap around the thumb from the wrist and then go diagonal to the area below the knuckles. Use your fingers to space in between the wrapping so you don't make it too tight. Continue to do this same pattern a few more times until you have...

How To: Understand different wrap types for boxing

Laura Bateman, of Extreme Fitness Now, demonstrates how to wrap your hands for boxing. Wrapping is important for protecting your wrists and knuckles from injury. Mexican hand wraps are longer than the typical hand wraps. Place the looped end of the wrap over your thumb. Be sure to position the wrap the right side down. Next, wrap it around your wrist three times. Feed the wrap under your thumb, under the palm and up to the knuckle of the index finger. Wrap the knuckle two times. Cross down to...

How To: Have the proper stance in boxing

You can't start boxing until you master the proper stance. Your stance is the most important part of the fight - it offers balance and a platform to work with. In this tutorial, boxing coach Russ Anber teaches you how to acheive your perfect stance, step by step. Once you have your stance down, you will be ready to attempt more complicated boxing moves.

How To: Straight right hand in boxing

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a straight right hand punch in boxing. Viewers learn how to throw a straight right hand jab and learn proper positioning. Users begin in a guarding position. The hands should be near the chin. The user releases the punch in a straight line. For additional power, users turn their shoulder and hips as they follow up with the punch. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in boxing and learning combat skills.

How To: Infight in boxing

In this video, we learn how to infight in boxing. To get on the inside you either have to slip or block. When you slip, you will get closer and closer to the opponent you are again. When you are on the inside, you can do the damage you want to do. Another way to get inside is to block all the hits they are throwing at you so they are blocking themselves and you can get on the inside. This sounds easy, but it takes a lot of strength and energy. You will have to endure the hits against you and ...

How To: Correctly apply boxing handwraps

Start by putting the loop of the wrap on the thumb of the hand you are going to wrap. Wrap the wrist moving about half way up the forearm. Then run the wrap back down the arm and when you get to the hand wrap between the thumb and the first finger wrapping over the knuckles five times. Then wrap around the thumb and then begin running the wrap in between each of the fingers starting with pinky and ring finger. After you wrap through the ring finger and middle finger then wrap around the wrist...

How To: Defend against the right hand

In another installment of its boxing series, Rival Boxing Gear experts show, how to defend and counter-punch against a right hand punch. This video shows viewers three basic techniques for defending against the right hand punch: the parry, the block, and the slip. It also demonstrates effective counter-punches (right hand, right uppercut, and left hook) to throw and describes when each counter-punch is best used. This 6 minute, 20 second video makes good use of repetition and multiple camera ...

How To: Understand sparring in boxing

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand sparring in boxing. A good technique is what you need when you are sparring. If you're a beginner, make sure someone with a little more experience is watching you and giving you tips. Sparring needs to be a controlled fight and can help you fight better when you are in a full on fight. When you are sparring, you will be in a controlled area and have experts around you, start out with the other person around you and take shots at the person to try t...

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