Gears and Game

My #boxinggloves

I forgot to bring my wraps today. Didn’t know it was so serious, no wraps no game! Had to just do a ton of shadow boxing and conditioning. Those still kicked my ass, but…didn’t punch much. It’s time to bulk order and stash them wraps everywhere!

The weirdest thing was that, maybe because I wasn’t working the bags very much, people came and talked to me. I met this guy who is a cousin of one of my coworkers! And three people asked me if I needed a ride. The other guy who is kind of my senior here also forgot his wraps! He wasn’t too happy about that, and left early. What a funky night!

I had the most bizarre dream the other night where I was cooking all sorts of dishes, frying, grilling etc using my boxing gloves as utensils. In the dream I was so depressed because, as the result of doing so, my gloves were ruined and so did my food. Then I went out of the house only to find that it was the day of Halloween and everybody was dressed up in grest costumes except for me. Talking about the kind of anxieties I have!

It’s also time for me to order some new shin guards ad well, but the gears company ran out of my size, availability time frame unknown.

I think I need to pray to the Gears God a bit more lately.

Laila Ali

#lailaali #boxing

This poster lives on the wall of the women’s changing room in the boxing gym. I think we need more stuff like this. Old posters in a gym just create magic, I don’t know why.

[Boxing Notes] The Fours

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The Fours

Four jabs, four crosses, one two one two, then come up with whatever combo that has four punches.

Jab and Coverage

Jab jab, block lead side head hook; jab jab, block lead side body shot; jab jab, slip to cross side, slip to lead side.

Hook Step Out, Hook Step Back

Block a few body shots, step out with one leg, at the same time body hook with opposite arm; then step that leg back and at the same time body hook with the same side arm.

[Boxing Notes] Jabs

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Today i learned

Catch Jab

Catch the opponents jab with cross hand in front of face, at the same time jab opponent. cross hand comes back to defense position right after catch. combo: catch jab, cross, slip to right, cross jab cross, jab jab (moving)

Flick Jab Combo

Flick, flick, hard jab (front foot slight turn to left), cross, slip to right while taking a step out(so the right leg would step forward), slip to left while taking a step out (so left leg would step forward), pivot back to fight stance.

— Movements are small and fast, not big. to go in, inch and slip forward from side to side.

— The hundred drill really adds up to 105. It is 1+2+3…+10+9+8…+1. Do a set of 10 then you would’ve done a thousand punches.

— When punching, if too much weight is put into front leg, it will be hard to move back or get out.

—┬áTo make the turn at the end of the jab, the arm remains straight but the elbow bone would turn to face outward. Therefore, its not just the wrist is turning, the whole arm, including the shoulder, would need to rotate to deliver the turn in the end. Its important that the elbow doesn’t flare out, but still rotates.