Training For Boxing: Methods and Tactics

Training For Boxing

Training For Boxing

In this article we are going to talk about the methods and the importance of tactics in your training for boxing.

In training for boxing, it is fundamental for you, as boxer, to study different fighting tactics against different types of fighters.

The mastery of tactics in your training for boxing  is accomplished through the right planning of the sparring sessions.

Your mastery of boxing is determined by the ability to neutralize the strong points of your adversary. And by taking advantage of his weaker points using your own fighting style.

The ability to implement your tactics and to manage the fight is closely related to the flexibility and the speed of your mind.

As a fighter you have to develop this skill. You have to be able to develop a plan for the fight. To be able to do this is very important to increase your capacity to analyze the opponent actions.

The more flexible your mind is and the more techniques you have mastered, the more chances you have to implement a successful plan during the fight and win.

When training for a boxing match, you have to plan your training and your boxing sparring sessions to work on those tactics that neutralize and take advantage of your opponent fighting style.

The planing of the fight and his management depends on the different techniques and ways of fighting that you have in your arsenal.

Mastering The Three Basics Tactics Training For Boxing

The  three basic ways of fighting are: The exploratory or studying style, the offensive and the defensive.

The exploratory way is used as a way to study the opponent and obtain information about him. When you are preparing the offensive or defensive actions it plays an auxiliary role.

The offensive way of fighting is an active modality in which you fight with your opponent with the goal of getting the initiative. This is executed with attacks, counterattacks and responses in long, middle and sort distance.

The defensive way of fighting is a protection against an opponent that has the initiative. Also can be an independent step previous to the attack. The fight is a complex combination of displacements, connections and defensive actions executed at different distances.

The Importance of Distance and Timing in Training For Boxing

Your tactics during the fight should be adapted to: The distance in which your rival fights, his technique and his physical abilities(Strength, speed, resistance, rhythm, height, reach, etc).

In each distance the fight has different conditions and they have their own laws.

The time to hit and the defense adopted depends mainly on the fighting distance. The sorter the combat distant the faster and unexpected the strikes arrive to the target, and the more difficult will be to defend from them.

The bigger the distance the easier will be to defend against the punches. You will have more time to see them coming.

Each distance has a time limit that determines the possibility to defend against the punches. It will be easier to defend in long distance than in the middle, and in the middle than in the short.

It takes more time to execute the actions in the long distance than in the half distance. The difference is only fractions of seconds. The one defending should has the reaction speed to neutralize the offensive actions, even if he has to move to long distance.

The time constrain in the different distances determines the election of the respective tactics and techniques.

In the long distance it is always more difficult for boxer to initiate a successful attack. Being in the out of reach zone, it is relatively easy for the opponent to detect the initial movements. He will has enough time to get the appropriate defense.

To take your opponent by surprise with offensive and counteroffensive actions. Distract his attention using feints and changing distance on a constant basis.

Out box your opponent to win the fight. Take into consideration the timing and distance. To do so it is fundamental that you apply this principles in your daily training for boxing.