“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart.” – Sugar Ray Robinson
The foreplay. This is the long kiss goodnight and hello that sets you up for every other punch. It gauges distance to opponent, closes the distance, and can keep the opponent off you. It's sensual. Very quick, snappy, and passionate.
Extend your lead hand, in a straight line, quickly to the head or body of the opponent. Get power from the legs, hips, and core. Turn your thumb down to the ground as you extend your hand and pretend you are trying to connect your shoulder to your chin. Bring your hand quickly back to cheek to protect your money making face.
“The same hand that can write a beautiful poem, can knock you out with one punch—that's Poetic Justice.” – Wayne Kelly
The super swipe. The power shot. This is the closer. Generating all of the power from your back foot, hips, and core; drive off of the ball of your back foot. Pretend you are squishing a bug with that back foot and drive your hip and knee to the ground. Extend your back hand as you turn your thumb down to the floor. Bring your shoulder as high up to your chin as you can. Quickly shatter the soul of whatever you just hit and quickly bring that hand back to your cheek to protect your face.
“In boxing you create a strategy to beat each new opponent, it’s just like chess.” – Lennox Lewis
Where did that come from. This is a sneaky shot that loops over your opponents guard from the side. Bring your elbow high to your shoulder line, keeping it at a 90 degree angle and your hand like you are holding a coffee mug or hitchhiking. Turn your hips into the punch and squish the bug with the foot that's on the same side as your punching hand. Return to Ready to Rumble position.
“You don't have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.” – Muhammad Ali
The Tyson. Aka crush your adversaries hopes, dreams, and aspirations. aka lights out. Aka red rover red rover the fight is over. The most fun punch to throw on our bags. These are power shots to the body or under the chin of your opponent. Always using your legs and hips to generate power, drive shift weight to the leg on the same side that you want to punch with. Extend that hand up keeping elbow bent at a 90 degree angle and hand facing back towards your body. Drive your hand through your opponent wearing their body on your fist proudly like a puppet. Return to fight position.