Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Pad Work Nonsense
Having spent many years in boxing gyms I've had the opportunity to watch some of the best boxers and coaches do their thing. Every once and a while I go to fights to work a fighter's corner. I watch coaches warm their fighters up with elaborate mit combinations. There are guys out their making money with pad work seminars teaching their system. When I watch good professional coaches train, it's not complex. If you watch fights or fight yourself you will know that combinations are not complex. Fighter's throw basic stuff. Combinations are usually 2 to 3 techniques per delivery. All this punch, roll, slip, bob, pull, etc. is pretty, but it's not like that at all. Keep it basic and realistic.