The Boxing Sit Down
step by step boxing advice
Tips from former BBBofC British Super-Middleweight & WBF World Middleweight Champion – Cornelius Carr
The Boxing Sit Down – Last week I talked about the slip in boxing, this normally leads me to talking about rolling with the punches (weaving) as this always ties in nicely with the age old phrase “bobbing and weaving” (slipping and rolling). But this week, I will you what I like to teach my students first, “the sit down”. I teach this first, as a fail safe technique they can use against straight punches and hooks. And there is a reason for this logic. Rolling (weaving), although easy to master, is not easy to use straight away in sparring, you need good knowledge of body mechanics to understand what your opponent is throwing at you in order to do this successfully. Quite often I have seen students gauge this incorrectly and roll into punches rather than under them.
The boxing sit down it is a good basic technique, that works 9 times out of 10 when your opponent is throwing head shots and is a great way to prevent panic. Sit down in your stance, cover up, regain your control (or counter) and move away at angles. This technique gets you used to bending your legs (not bending at the waist) and when you start mixing it up with slips in sparring, its not long before the rolling (weaving) comes naturally.
Checklist for the ‘Boxing Sit Down’
- Drop down in your stance.
- Keep your guard up to protect your head.
- Bend your legs (not at your waist).
- Keep your weight centred.
- Keep your eyes forward on your opponent.
- Look for the counter shot.
- If you are overwhelmed by your opponent, don’t panic, move away.
Practice the boxing sit down technique with a training partner, and make sure you give this a go in sparring. The best thing about this technique is you are in a great close range position to start throwing counters. Try using straight punches to their stomach, or drive up with a right uppercut and follow with a left hook.
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