Can someone teach me the basics of boxing or a WEbsite?
Times have changed, and the blogbaba is a relic. Websites were something spiders made when I was a kid, people had shoes than could be shined, and we called them "fighters" not boxers. I was part of a mob of about two or three dozen kids, and we were all grabbing Ali's hands and swinging from his arms as he walked down our street towards a Mosque in our neighborhood. I remember how huge his hands seemed at the time, and how I thought "wow, the champ is so cool", I couldn't have been more than eight or nine. I'm forty seven now, and I ran into Ali a few years back at a boxing match, he was slowed by Parkinson's but still in there. Great guy, great man, the greatest boxer we will ever see.
Basics? Boxing is controlled, sustained, focused and applied violence. Physically you must be hard and have the cardiovascular stamina to sustain a level of violence that transends most start and stop sports. Sure that last 5% is mental, but being in better physical condition than the other guy is what determines the outcome of most boxing matches, so fist thing you need to do is want to win bad enought to get in shape. Here are the basics.
1 = Jab.
1-2 = Jab, right hand
You build off that and add punches that work, in combination, everything flows from the basic 1-2. Add a left hook or an upper cut off it, and that is as basic as it gets.
Heart is as important as physical conditioning, and it is sometimes mistaken for that "superior mental attitude" or "mental toughness" that makes the difference between two well conditioned fighters, but it is not the same thing. A good trainer can teach a fighter superior mental attitude. Heart is something you are born with, you either have it our you don't. You know what it is, you don't need someone to explain it to you, when you see it, you reconize it.
If you get lucky, and you are serious about it, you might find a trainer who will teach you the basics. Start hitting the local gyms and become a gym rat. Many years after I met Ali the first time, our city funded a gym for a while, and a few of us got a leg up. It closed decades ago, but if you look around, I am sure such places still exist. I wish you the best of luck, and thanks for the question, it brought back memories.
I used to go to my friends house where he taught me. I had a group of guys I boxed with and most were friendly. Get some headgear and a mouth piece. Always wrap your hands first thing when you get to the gym and wear mitts when working on the heavy bag.
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