How to start boxing at home without equipment?

How to start boxing at home without equipment?


What we will see in this article:

  1. Use shadow boxing
  2. The position
  3. The footwork
  4. The different types of punches
  5. Defense

In the legendary classic English boxing film, Rocky, the main character trains with minimal equipment. He pursues chickens for their agility, uses suspended meat as a punching bag and climbs the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Rocky rises from the base, using hard work – not luxury equipment – to become a world champion.

You can recreate your own Rocky story and learn to box without equipment. The techniques and theory that explain the basic positions and the punches are easily accessible through instructional videos or informative books. Once you master them, you can do everything for a full workout, which will allow you to burn calories and develop your muscles.

example of tutos boxing on my Youtube Eché Boxe channel

Learn how to start boxing at home without equipment.

Start with SHADOW BOXING :

Boxing without equipment or opponent is a training technique known as shadow boxing (shadow boxing, I find it super classy as a name). First you will need to make sure that you have enough space to move, and you may want to train in front of a mirror to adjust your position.

Try to throw different styles of punches, create different movement combinations and incorporate defensive boxing techniques. If you start and need a little more advice, watch this video where I explain the art of shadow boxing.

With repeated training, you will learn to correct your mistakes on the fly, which will allow you to become a much better boxer.

1. Position

Your position is important during your shadow training. Your strong arm must always be in the back. This therefore means that if you are right-handed, your left foot must take the head and the right foot must be oriented at 3 hours, behind the left and slightly to the side, ensuring that your feet are spread to the width of the shoulders. .

Your front hand (if you are right-handed, your front hand is your left) should be about eye-height, your rear arm folded close to your body, almost touching your ribs. Keep your back arm on guard (along your cheekbone to protect your face, folded elbow) at all times.

Avoid standing with your feet too wide or too narrow, as this can hinder your speed and balance. Knees slightly bent so that you are able at any time to quickly move tiptoe or anchor on the ground by lowering your center of gravity. If someone pushes you, you don’t risk knocking over. You have balance. People are usually too wide or too short.

2. Leg play

A good footwork is the key to a successful boxing technique. When you start, your steps will be more dragging. The foot closest to the desired direction of movement is the one that takes the first step. When you take a step, your feet remain apart at the width of the shoulders in the same 45 degree position as described above.

Avoid crossing your legs, as this can make you lose your balance and make you vulnerable to your opponent. Stay on the soles of your feet for more agility and distribute your weight between your two legs.

At first, the footwork may seem difficult and counterintuitive, because your feet should not leave the boxing position. Continue to train until it becomes second nature.

3. The punches

There are three types of basic moves: direct, hook and uppercut. When combined strategically, these shots form different combinations. When you start building combinations, think logically about the distribution of your weight and power.

For example, if you throw a jab, a hook can often be the next logical move. On the other hand, following a left hook with a direct can unbalance you, because your weight is not evenly distributed.

When you punch, don’t forget to keep your inactive hand on guard. Always return to your guard throughout your practice in order to get used to it. Boxers derive their power from their whole body, not just from the arms. It all comes from your body, you have to rotate your hips, use your belly and legs. Use everything you have !”

JAB: The basic punches start with the live. You strike with your front hand, it’s called a JAB. A live is a right punch, which goes online. Your body weight moves to your front leg and your hips rotate for more power.

CROSS: The cross is a rear punch, your power hand. Your body weight moves to your front leg when you rotate your back foot and turn your body forward.

CROCHETS: The square brackets are generally used for medium distance targets. When you throw a hook, your arm comes out slightly to the side of your body, thus forming an angle of 90 degrees. With a front arm hook, your body moves slightly to the side, the weight to the front leg. With a hind arm hook, your rear hip passes in front, the weight being held on the front leg.

UPPERCUT: The uppercut is used for short and medium distance targets. When you throw an uppercut with your head arm, bend your knees slightly and dive back to protect your face. Direct your lead arm upwards towards the opponent’s chin, keeping the elbows bent. All this time, your rear arm remains rigid on guard. Keep your shoulders pulled down your back, not up to your ears, said Young.

4. Defense

From your boxer position, work on basic defense movements to avoid getting hit when you’re in the ring. When performing the different defense movements, be sure to keep an eye on your opponent at all times, even if some of these movements involve covering your body and face.

Work your guard, static at first, then moving during your shadow boxing workings.

You have questions ?

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I hope this article has been useful to you and that some of your questions have been answered. To go to the upper level of your training will consult the ARIMA Defense shop to provide you with quality equipment and clothing.


Strength and honor to all.

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