Parrying – How to Box (Quick Video)

I also think, putting them in the ring without any defensive training, only teaches them how to be hit.

 

Parrying is one of the first things that I teach my students. I believe that putting people in the ring and sparring is very important to increase their boxing ability ….. but, I also think, putting them in the ring without any defensive training, only teaches them how to be hit.

Well before sparring, I use the simple parrying drills below. This enables the students to get used to punches being thrown at them and teaches them how to parry and hit back (how to counter).

We start off with slow punches and parrying and then increase the difficulty. Although this is a drill, I don’t want it to become be robotic or predictable, it is important to change the timing, speed and power.

 

1 – Opponent attacks with single slow jab, Defender parries and counters with a jab.

2 – Opponent attacks with single slow jab, Defender parries and counters with a right cross.

3 – Opponent attacks with single fast jab, Defender parries and counters with a jab or a right cross.

4 – Opponent attacks with varied* jabs and feints, Defender parries and counters with a jab or a right cross
*Varried jabs means different speeds, power, timing and single, double or triple.

5 – Opponent attacks with varied* jabs and feints, Defender parries and counters with a jab or a right cross
Opponent then defends against the counter punches with their own parries and vice versa.

 

This is a very simple, yet very effective drill, why not give it a go.

Remember, once you have mastered these 2 counters, don’t stop there! Constantly add new parries, dodges and slips with plenty of counter punches.

Mix these up when you are sparring so your opponent never knows what’s coming.

 

Take a look at all our ‘How to Box’ videos at Sneak Punch TVCLICK HERE