What Is A Hook In Boxing (And Mistakes To Avoid When Throwing)

What Is A Hook In Boxing (And Mistakes To Avoid When Throwing)

The hook is one of the most effective and important punches in boxing, and it’s a signature move of power punches and counter punchers and a real highlight shot among knockout artists in particular. Boxing of course has many different types of shots, from the basic straight jab to the uppercut and various other punches….

What Age Should You Start Boxing (What’s A Good Age)

What Age Should You Start Boxing (What’s A Good Age)

Boxing is one of the most beneficial sports to take up, but much like other sports – sometimes there is a cut off point where you’re too old or too young to start. Boxing is a very physically demanding, mentally demanding and dangerous sport which requires a huge level of discipline and drive to succeed….

Is Boxing Good For Self Defense (Pros And Cons)

Is Boxing Good For Self Defense (Pros And Cons)

Self-defense is one of the most popular motivations for people who take up martial arts, and there are many different types of fighting styles people pursue to increase their confidence and self-defense capabilities. In fact, self-defense is incredibly lucrative, and there are a lot of biases and vested interests which means there is constant debate…

Is Boxing a Martial Art?

Is Boxing a Martial Art?

Kung-fu movies and the massive popularity of eastern martial arts have led many people to believe that all martial arts must be steeped in esoteric knowledge and draw from the various cultures and religions of Asia and its various excellent martial arts. Indeed, the popularity of movies such as Karate Kid and others like it…

Do Boxing Gloves Hurt More Than Fists (More Damage?)
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Do Boxing Gloves Hurt More Than Fists (More Damage?)

In any sport that involves hand to hand combat there will undoubtedly be some form of damage caused to the fighters. The most feared injury in boxing and combat sports alike is not a broken bone or cut, it’s a head trauma known as CTE or Chronic Trauma Encephalopathy. You may wonder if boxing gloves…

How Do You Clean Boxing Gloves (How & When To Clean)
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How Do You Clean Boxing Gloves (How & When To Clean)

Picture this: you’ve had a stressful day and you want nothing more than to go and blow off some steam at your boxing gym. You’re fired up, energized and ready to give it your all shadow boxing with your favorite sparring partner… until you take out your boxing gloves, that is! One of the biggest…

Do You Need Hand Wraps For Boxing Gloves (And Why)
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Do You Need Hand Wraps For Boxing Gloves (And Why)

Hand wraps are an essential piece of equipment, and while many people see them as an aesthetic choice or something which simply ‘looks cool’ they are incredibly important for beginners as well as experienced boxers. This is because punching puts an incredible amount of strain on various parts of the hand, including the fingers and…

Does Boxing Build Muscle (Without Lifting Weights)

Does Boxing Build Muscle (Without Lifting Weights)

Boxers are well known for their incredible physiques, and this has led many people to incorporate boxing or ‘boxercise’ into their workout regimes in an attempt to emulate or recreate the same or similar results for themselves. But many people don’t have a very good understanding of boxing or the training side of it, and…