Super Simple Boxing Combinations That Work

To ensure good boxing training, you must start with learning the basics and then move onto expert boxing combinations in order to learn efficiently.

Most people, when they start boxing, tend to mix multiple boxing combinations without proper practice, or they just start throwing punches blindly. Both are wrong.

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You need structure and more importantly, technique which comes with constant repetition and time.

The drills mentioned here are very easy to execute and repeat through practice.

Remember: technique matters a lot in each combination. If you master the technique, you’ll master the combination.

To make the best use of each of the boxing combination, you need to make sure that you have done your warm up well enough. Think about the drills for at least a minute and practice technique with speed. Slow down and see what movement allows a natural flow. Shadow box for a bit to see which combination aligns with your body perfectly.

Move your legs and practice your moves with different stances. Practice each combination with a sparring partner, punching bag or with shadow boxing. Use uppercuts on the punching bag to help build strength with each strike. Add more strength at the elbow so your fist stays in the vertical plane.

1) Left hook to body & left hook to head

This is also called a switch attack. For the first punch, your target area of attack is the body and then the head. When you strike the body with the left hook, your opponent goes to the defensive side of the body. At the same time, you attack the upper portion. His first defensive move will determine the opening of the second attack.

2) Right uppercut to head & left hook to head

This combination is one of the most beautiful combinations in the beginners boxing training because the right uppercut needs range to land and when it does, the rotation of your body allows you to create the torque needed to land the left hook. Plus, landing the uppercut means you are lifting the head of the opponent which gives space between the head and guarding hands. You can now attack the head with a left hook.

3) Left uppercut to body & left hook to body

This is a diversion attack that combines with the uppercut to the body. You launch the left hook with the same hand and then hit the ribs, sending a shockwave to the liver resulting in an effective punch. In the first shot, speed is vital to bring the guarding arm forward and then while making sure that the placement is precise, you go beneath the sternum and land a punch.

4) Double left hook to the head

The basic logic behind this is that if the first punch lands, your opponent will be expecting a different punch the second time, repeating the same one would surprise him. The first hook will open the defense and second would finish the job.

5) Right hook to body & right uppercut to head

This is one of the most famous punching combinations. Mike Tyson used it against Trevor Berbick by hitting him with a left hook followed by the right uppercut to the head. Both shots delivered with the same strength and caused the same damage.

Speed is the key here, practice slowly and then gradually increase the speed.

Find the natural flow and you will be able to make the shot more effective.

Concluding thoughts

Whatever combination you use, you always have to PRACTICE. Practice makes perfect.

Master every combination by practicing daily and starting slowly; gradually picking up speed and strength. Let the punch flow through you. Your muscle memory will make it easier every time you throw a punch.

Technique and practice is everything. So you need to master both.

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