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Boxing Therapy

In addition to all the physical benefits of boxing training, it can also be used as a form of therapy. Boxing is a great way to deal with life’s everyday issues and stresses. Punching it out is the ultimate way to forget about everything else and make you feel confident, strong and motivated. Exercise in…

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Online Boxing Coach

I’m taking coaching digital by helping people improve their boxing skills and fitness through providing online guidance.   Send me a video of you punching a bag, shadow boxing, sparring or doing pad work and I will take time to critique your technique and give you pointers and feedback.   In addition, if you just…

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Choosing your boxing partner

There’s nothing worse than rocking up to a boxing class and getting partnered up with a boxing newbie – it can make or break your workout. Firstly, you have to remember that everyone has to start somewhere and you were once new to boxing. The best thing you can do is to help them improve,…

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Boxing X Running

Running goes hand in hand with boxing training. It’s been the bread and butter for this sport since the beginning of time to help condition fighters get through the rounds. BUT fighters need to move away from the ‘old school mentality’ of long distance running and focus on interval training which better simulates a fight….

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Common Boxing Mistakes

Here’s a couple of common mistakes I see all the time in the gym, the consequences and what you could do to improve…   Dropping the right hand when throwing a left hook You will get hit Practice getting your glove to touch right hand to touch your face as the hook lands   Head…

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Stop smelly gloves

Potentially the worst smell in the world is that of a boxing glove, wrap, or pad that’s been left to fester in a training bag for a few day’s or weeks. It’s one of those smells that just creeps up on you and all of a sudden your hands smell like the South Melbourne markets…

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Why Women Should Box

Over the past few years I’ve watched the sport I love significantly explode across Melbourne and Australia as a great way for women to get into shape.  There so many physical, emotional, psychological, and social benefits that you get from boxing training that I sincerely hope everyone tries it out at least once in their…

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How to hold Pads

Sometimes holding pads can be daunting for beginners and can be harder than doing the actual punching! You might feel like you’re wrecking your partner’s workout by stuffing up the combinations or not giving enough resistance but you have to remember everyone started somewhere, just like you, all it takes is practice. Here are a…

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Bag Work

Focus. Pretend you’re fighting someone, keep your hands up, move around, look at the bag, pick your shots, move your head, stay alert, stay focussed, throw combos with intent. Practice these things when working the bag, don’t be lazy and just throw punches for the sake of throwing them. Always be one step ahead of…

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Why do we shadow box?

Not everyone’s favourite exercise but it can be very beneficial for any boxer at any level.  You might feel awkward or self-conscious moving around punching the air and feeling like a goose but with the right focus and intent you can improve your technique, speed, accuracy, endurance, rhythm, footwork, offensive and defensive skills.   There…

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