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Category: Boxing Techniques

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

When learning self-defense, you learn a lot of techniques, weapons, and skills that make up the system you are studying. Of the many techniques you learn, which ones are really the most important for close quarter combat? If you’re serious about learning how to protect yourself using the techniques you learn, then you need to Read More

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

First, what’s a buckler? A buckler is a small round-shield wielded by swordsmen or spearmen, it is worn on the defensive forearm or held in the defensive hand. While the weapon-hand went to work the buckler was used to deflect blows and at times used as a weapon itself. OK, so what does a buckler Read More

Wear Them Down: Corbett’s Jab

Wear Them Down: Corbett’s Jab

A New Era James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett is regularly acknowledged as the dividing line separating the brawler/slugger era of boxing to the gloved “scientific” era. Corbett himself would tout the “scientific” method of fighting, which meant more fluidity and the addition of finesse punches to the usual power arsenal. Hear Corbett himself on the differences: Read More

The Boilermaker Exhibition

The Boilermaker Exhibition

Lest We Forget… Mixed martial arts, mixed matches, and combination fights are not a new development. Even when following Greek pancratium and its long lineage through the fearsome hybridization melting pot of American Frontier rough & tumble, fights that were more than mere boxing—more than mere grappling—have been of great interest.

Sandy Saddler’s Slashing Jab by Mark Hatmaker

Sandy Saddler’s Slashing Jab by Mark Hatmaker

One of the Undisputed Greats Sandy Saddler was, is, and will always be, one of THE bona fide legends of the vicious game that is boxing. He has his detractors– people who can point to his occasionally less-than-kosher tactics, such as his penchant for heeling, holding, thumbing, collaring, and a bit of wrestling here and Read More

Hand Scalping by Mark Hatmaker

Hand Scalping by Mark Hatmaker

Let’s Talk About Hair-Pulling There is a surprisingly long history of hair-pulling in combat history, both sportive and on the battlefield. Today we’ll confine ourselves to sportive instances of what we now perceive to be unsportsmanlike behavior.