Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Keep The Basics

I was watching a guy shadow box the other day and his techniques of choice were not high percentage moves. It made think about how people want to learn all the fancy exciting techniques and skip over the basics. Sure they learn them, but they gravitate towards the novelty (fancy techniques). When I was a kid we wanted to box like Ali and Leonard. They'd use fancy footwork and drop their hands. Of course they did these things to entertain views (mind you they were Olympians and World Champions). Of course they new their basics, but we were looking at the finish products, not what they went through to be able to do what they did. So, work on you basics and know that when all is fails, the basics will save you.

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