This course is a complete 101 for learning the art of boxing, we cover all aspects including the basic stance and footwork, punch techniques, defense, counter-attacks and basic to advanced attack combinations.
At London Combat Club we train students from all different walks of life - our students want to study boxing for a variety of reasons including;
- to learn self defense
- to get fitter and stronger
- to develop discipline and focus
In this course we provide a detailed, step by step and progressive series of video tutorials, designed to get you moving like a boxer as quickly as possible - you'll carry these skills for life and instantly feel more confident knowing you can handle yourself.
In each lecture we first explain the purpose of what we are about to show you and then demonstrate it, including multi-angle and slow motion replays so you can see the exact movements. We instruct a live student whilst correcting their technique, so you can see what to look out for when practising.
The course is comprised of 14 sessions. You should take your time to really get to grips with each one and practise them over and over until it becomes habit.
Go ahead and check out our free to watch introduction lesson - you won't look back!
In our introductory lecture, before we go into throwing any punches or moving around, we show you how to correctly warm up your body to engage safely in boxing training.
In this lecture we discuss and walk you through the various stances and guards that are used in boxing, including technical pointers to watch out for to keep yourself able to defend and attack as needed.
Learn the 8 main punch angles, their names and how to execute them properly. This 1-8 numbering system was devised by Mike Tyson's coach Cus D'Amato, as an effective method of describing combinations without having to use the name of each punch every time.
Boxing is centred around footwork! For what may seem like a very "top-heavy" sport, in actuality boxing requires pinpoint positioning of the feet and sharp angular turns to be able to execute your movements with skill and grace.
The L-step is an advanced shuffle to the right. The L-step allows you to move sideways without staying in range of the opponent, but also gives you a quick responsive position to be able to effectively counter attack. Another advanced turn on the front foot is known as the pivot step.The pivot step allows you to create sharp angles against the opponent's body, helping you escape or better position yourself for a counter attack.
Before we learn to attack, we must learn to defend. In fact, you're most open to being hit when you are attacking, so learning the basics of blocking is a must to avoid being hurt, or worse, knocked out.
Parrying is effectively a block which doesn't absorb a punch but rather deflects the incoming punch onto a different path, essentially diverting that energy away from the target (which is you!).
An advanced defensive technique to avoid a straight punch. The slip is a quick, sharp movement of the head and body which allows an oncoming punch to slip past the head and over the shoulder, giving you the advantage in positioning for counter attack. Slipping effectively dodges the impact of the punch, which is preferable to blocking which still absorbs some of it.
An advanced defensive technique to avoid hook punches aimed at the head. The bob or weave is a controlled dip under the arm which is hooking towards you, ending safely on the other side of the arm and giving you the competitive edge. Hooking, like slipping, dodges the impact of the punch, which is preferable to blocking which still absorbs some of it.
By this point you will have learnt how to defend against the jab. In this lecture we'll walk you through the various ways you can counter attack against an incoming jab, while discussing the benefits and disadvantages of each method.
In an orthodox stance (left foot forward), the right hand is the power hand. Countering this punch must be done with pinpoint timing, but since the opponent usually commits fully when throwing a punch with this hand, the advantage gained is desirable.
Hooks and uppercuts are powerful punches, and often still hurt even if blocked. In this lecture we show you how to turn the defense into a devastating counter attack which is very difficult to escape from.
In this lecture we'll take a look at some basic combinations, stringing together groups of punches - this will allow you to take advantage of your momentum and deliver multiple punches to your opponent with the hope that some or all of them connect. While they are busy defending, it's harder for them to attack you.
In this final lecture we walk you through some advanced combinations, mixing in some defensive manoeuvres from earlier. You're most at risk of being hit when you are attacking, because during punching your hands leave your face and it's therefore harder to protect it with them.
Ricky Warren is Head Trainer at London Combat Club. With over 20 years experience in mixed martial arts, he has studied under various teachers since childhood.
The most recent six of those years have been spent developing the club and teaching various martial arts to the public including Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wing Chun, Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu.
Based in London UK, the Club offers personal training and group sessions to those who are interested in learning self defense, a martial art, or simply just want to get fitter through combat style training.
Combat training isn't just for those who want to fight, it's for anyone who wants to engage in something rewarding and fulfilling, which requires hard work and discipline to achieve. The end result is self confidence, inner calm and heightened skill.
We also go beyond the physicality of the arts, teaching the philosophy of peaceful living and respect to all others.