When you are in a war zone, you must learn to defend yourself in case you are attacked. In this sense, learning to box can be very useful for you. This sport will help you survive in case of an emergency, we assure you.
So if you want to learn the basics of boxing, you are in the right place. Here we will teach you what is the correct technique to hit your opponent without getting injured. We will also teach you different basic blows that you can perform to defend yourself against an attacker. Let's get started!
Basic Strike: Jab
This is a blow that allows us to distance ourselves from the opponent while keeping our guard up. The jab consists of giving a blow with the left hand (if we are right-handed) quickly extending the elbow parallel to the ground, and quickly retracting it to its initial position.
At the same time that we extend the elbow, we must perform a slight rotation of the hip, which will help us to give more force to the blow and that it is made from the front.
It is the most used blow, more powerful than the jab since it is executed with the right hand. The technique is very similar to that of the jab, only in this case the blow comes from behind (if we are right-handed, our right leg should be behind).
When we extend the arm to strike, we transfer the weight from the back leg to the front leg, which allows us to rotate the right foot on the tip and thus perform a small hip rotation.
If delivered with the proper force, this is one of the most effective punches in boxing. The blow starts from the right hand and from below: a blow is executed in a vertical direction that goes directly to the opponent's jaw.
To perform this blow we must help ourselves with a slight extension of the knees, with which we hit with all the strength of our torso.