Boxing Personal Training- The Benefits of Training For Hand to Hand Combat

Boxing training should be the fundamental groundwork laid for anyone working to develop their striking skills. Too many fighters in today’s age neglect their boxing abilities. As a result, they end up remaining easy to hit and unable to effectively set up the combinations that help to make their attacks land.

The footwork you will develop by working with a boxing trainer can be applied to all stand-up fighting arts, and will keep you out of harms way. If you become adept enough with boxing footwork, you can win fights simply by moving around, making your opponent chase you, and tiring him out before your attack.

The hand speed and power you develop will make you dangerous the moment you decide to punch. There is no shortage of focus on your punching mechanics in boxing training. You will develop crushing power in your hands by paying attention to technique. A knockout is an immediate end to a fight. Who doesn’t love a little extra power in their punches.

Boxers are elusive and difficult to strike. Head movement and avoiding punches may look like magic when you watch the pros do it on TV, but like everything else in fighting, the movements can be replicated, repeated, and trained so that you don’t even have to think about it; your body remembers and you move based on instinct. When your opponent initiates a punch, your head will instinctively bob to the side and the punch will slide by, leaving your foe open to a counterpunch (should you be trained well enough to throw one). A good boxing trainer should focus a considerable amount of workout time on training your to move your head.

There is also something cool about the simplicity of boxing training. Pieces of equipment like a speed bag are irreplaceable in a good training regiment. Punching a fast moving object repeatedly, fatiguing the shoulders, and training your eyes to follow a target is an invaluable course of development. Working on a heavy bag to increase punch power while building footwork is extremely important. Finding crafty ways to make sure your punches land can be the difference between winning a fight and losing a fight.

Adding boxing to other styles of fighting creates a more lethal art. Clearly boxing is incomplete, there are no kicks and no takedowns. As a result, an excess of attention is paid to the way your hands function and the way your head and body move. However, if you as a boxer can throw a solid kick, you become far more dangerous. Kicks become more effective when set up by skilled punch combinations. Conversely, by adding kicks to a boxer’s technique, the ability for his or her hand strikes to land is increased tremendously. Boxing training will open your eyes to a new world of martial possibilities.

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Regarding money and stuff, I have no interest in making you sign a contract or having your credit card automatically billed. 

Training folks is sort of a hobby for me.  I don't charge much.  I just try to find people that I like working with.

This entire 'career' has been completely accidental. 

I played football at the University of Pennsylvania for a while but walked away from the sport to fight professionally. At the time, there weren't too many fighters walking around campus or hitting the heavy bags in the gym... so people sorta started taking note.

One random day, my classmate Bari asked me if I would teach her how to fight... she hated normal exercise, and wanted to be able to beat the crap out of her foes.

I don't judge. 

I had never taught fighting before, despite having done a whole lot, but I’m a logical guy and it can't be THAT hard.  Plus, I knew a billion exercises and had extensively studied the science behind training and physical development (I was sort of an exercise science bookworm.)

Anyhow, we started training at the campus gym, and we were interrupted constantly by other people who wanted to learn.

Within weeks I had a dozen clients and after several months I was teaching and training out of my apartment almost full time. I was happily surprised by the response but also a little confused.  

Within a few months, I had my own personal training business, and my Ivy League education became completely useless. 

Now I just help people achieve their physical goals and learn how to fight like warriors. 

Perhaps you and I are somewhat alike... 

Its not hard for me to understand what it’s like to take a look at yourself in the mirror and feel a little 'meh'. The trick is to use that feeling as inspiration, to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and truly be confident that you are going to do what it takes to get there.

If I was a sales person, I would tell you that it was easy, and that everyone and their grandma can breeze right through the process if they just train with me. Just buy the biggest training package that you can buy!

(I don’t actually have training packages.)

The truth is, it's not easy, and you already know that. In the process that I went through, I certainly didn’t feel great all of the time. I had moments of discouragement and doubt, but this kinda thing is to be expected. Success is earned. Pushing through those moments will help to define who you are.

It took me four or five months to lose 60 lbs. After a year I had lost 80. Long after, just by keeping the same practices and habits loosely in mind, I haven’t put a pound of it back on. Or maybe a few. I don't weight myself anymore. I just wait for my clothes to start fitting poorly, and make changes when necessary.

Nevertheless, developing good habits and incorporating them into your lifestyle permanently is the key to long term success in the physical realm. These are habits that we can build together.

I will to put something new in your mind each time you enter my gym and teach you how to apply the principal on your own time.

Sometimes this may be a new exercise concept. Other times, it could be a martial arts technique. This all depends on you, and the goals that you have... but it will always be well designed, functional exercise.

If you want to learn how to fight, you will learn something new about MMA every time you step foot in my dojo. I'm a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and I've been both boxing and kickboxing for more than 2 decades.

But again, I will build a fighting style tailored specifically to YOU. Your size, and your skills / abilities.

While we achieve this, I will push you to work beyond a level that you would have reached on your own.

If you get to the point that you no longer need me present to accomplish what you need to accomplish, I am happy to release you into the world as an educated athlete. You will be free to do what you wish with the techniques that you have learned (especially if that means writing me a testimonial).

You can spread the ways of the warrior that you learn here, to any who will listen.

You just have to find people willing to listen to you I guess.  That's always the hard part. 

Thank you for reading this!  I don't even remember why I wrote it, but it's here now and I'm not deleting it.