Proper posture can help the fighter better power, but also make the fighter better balance. That's how you release the power from your fist. Because, a good posture can not only make your punching speed up, but also make you withstand the opponent's powerful blows. So, whether you are a power fighter who stands very steady when you punch, or a rhythm fighter who is good at moving when you punch, posture is very important to you.
Right-hander's feet are hip-width apart, the left foot is stepped forward, the right heel is slightly raised, the knee is slightly bent, and the weight is kept between the legs; Elbow joint bend upward close to both ribs; Fist parallel to cheek, heart inward. The left hand should be slightly forward, ready to punch; At the same time, the right hand is placed near the cheek, ready to defend against the opponent's blows; Tighten your jaw and keep your eyes on your opponent; Shoulders relaxed and slightly curled forward; Face your opponent in a slightly sideways position. (Figure 40, side of Figure 40) 2 left-hander(southpaw) and right-hander, but in opposite directions. [Note] If you are a power fighter, the left foot is always in front. If you're a left-hander, your right foot is always in front. Whether you're practicing punching punching, sparring, or still punching in the air, always maintain the same posture, except when you're doing a shift step (see Second step). Each fighter has his own accustomed posture, can not blindly imitate others, through the guidance of the coach, find the position that suits him and he feels comfortable. Do not stand parallel to the feet, facing the opponent, do not stand to the side, with all sides to the side, so it is easy to lose balance and be knocked down, at any time to maintain the center of gravity between the legs, the heels behind to slightly raise, so that the body will not lose balance.
The hiding position, peek-a-boo, is a variation of the traditional position, invented by Cass D 'Amato and Floyd Patterson. Tuck in the chest, curl the body inward, and raise the arms parallel to better protect the head; When not punching, do not close the fist, so that you can use the fist to slap or block the opposite fist. When the opponent punches, you can shake your body from side to side or dive to avoid the opponent's blows. (Figure 41- Figure 44)
The crouch position is derived from the crouch position. The principle of the crouch position is the same as the crouch position, but the center of gravity should be lowered. Generally aggressive fighters or fighters who are used to hitting the body like to use this position, such as famous fighters Jack Dempsey, Tommy, Burns and early Mike Tyson like to use this position. Because the use of half squat position is advantageous for ding to hit the uppercut, but also conducive to the defense of swinging and uppercut; When using this position, the head should move and dodge more, because the low posture will affect the movement of the footwork. (Just 45, side of Figure 45)
The hands in the jeflries crouch position are slightly forward than in the traditional position and the center of gravity is further forward. If your opponent throws straight punches or punches at your body from a short distance, using this position can play a good defensive role. Its disadvantage is that it moves slowly and the head lacks protection; The pose is named after its inventor, Jim Jeffries. (FIG. 46, side of FIG. 46)
philly shell rotates the left shoulder to face the opponent, protects the mandible with the right hand, protects the position below the chest with the left hand, raises the left shoulder to protect the mandible; This position requires the boxer's shoulders to be curled up so that they can protect their body well, and this position is good for swinging punches, but not good for jabs. Many famous fighters have used this position, Joe Frazier being one of them. (Figure 47, Figure 48)
This position is actually a combination of a semi-squatting position and a shoulder covering position, with the left hand protecting the lower jaw on the right side; The forearm of the right hand is on the outside; Note that while this position is effective defensively, the crossed arms allow you to punch with maximum speed; Freddy Myers and Len Harvey both took advantage of this unusual tendency. (Figure 49, side of Figure 49)