Additional Boxing Techniques and Training MethodsShotgun
For this technique, a barrage of punches are thrown at the opponent, rapid-fire style, but all at full strength. In doing so the user creates a guard of punches, making it incredibly hard for the opponent to make a move of their own because if they let their guard down even for a moment they take a hit, and should their guard fall completely they can take upwards of 20 punches in the course of a few moments.Ball Method
This training method helps to increase the strength of the toes, allowing the boxer to more easily move from side to side during a match and dodge the strikes of the opponent. For this training the coach will take a bucket of tennis balls and toss them at the boxer, to their left or right, and the boxer must catch the balls before they hit the ground. This will also make it easier for the boxer to move on other terrains, such as sand and mud.Clenching
During a match a boxer may need to catch their breath or disrupt the timing of the opponent, and so they will clench. This is simply when the you move in close and tangle your arms around the opponent, making it so that neither of you can throw any punches.Hitman Stance
This is a stance that better allows for certain types of punches to be thrown, most notably the Flicker Jab. For this the boxer lowers their left arm so it makes an L before them, while keeping their right arm up and a bit closer towards their center. In this stance the left arm is used primarily for sudden attacks while the right arm is used to guard and potentially counter punch.Shouldering
During a match it is legal for the boxers to use their shoulder in certain situations, like to deflect a punch, take a punch instead of letting it hit a more vital area, or to butt in closer. This is normally used by In-Fighters when they need to avoid a punch and get in deep to deliver their own attack.Smash
This is a power punch also known as a Three-Quarter Uppercut. For this, the fist is drawn back, as if drawing a weapon from your side, then brought around wide, rather than just upwards as with a normal uppercut, aimed for the chin. At the last moment the direction changes upward and the momentum delivers a 'smashing' blow. This is a mid-range upper and using it often leaves the guard down.Low Altitude Smash
An advanced version of the regular Smash, this one need a great deal of lower body strength and flexibility. As with a normal Smash the fist is drawn in close, but the boxer will then lean sideways as the punch is being thrown, so that their fist nearly touches the canvas, pulling their bodies up along with the fist to give it even more power. This is still a mid-range punch, but used under the right circumstances against someone who can't protect themselves, it could easily break a neck.
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Similar to a normal straight punch, for this technique the boxer pulls their fist back, holding it so that the palm is upward, as if they were going to deliver an uppercut, but instead they throw it straight, and midway through the punch they begin to rotate the arm, so that at the point of contact the palm is downward like a normal punch. This punch is harder to learn, but it allows for more accuracy, and also makes it harder to completely block the hit due to the spin.Heartbreaker Hit
Technically this technique can be used with any punch so long as there is enough power behind it, but it takes a boxer with a high level of skill, precision, and accuracy to accomplish. For this punch, the user strikes the chest, rather than the head or body, more precisely, they aim for the heart. If one can hit the heart square on, then the force behind the blow can stop it for a second, enough to disrupt the rhythm of the body and paralyze the opponent for about 10 seconds, enough for a count out usually.
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This is a guarding technique where both arms are held up side by side in front of the face so that the gloves come together. This allows the boxer to look out over the top of the gloves while still defending himself from a head shot, and if used with ducking, and help to block body blows as well.Dempsey Roll
Unlike most techniques in boxing which focus on either offense or defense, this combines the two, making it harder for the boxer to be hit while allowing him to throw powerful punches. To begin, the boxer begins to weave back and forth like anyone would to make themselves harder to hit, but on top of this they begin to swing their heads around, so that with each pass back and forth they make a figure 8. This builds up left to right momentum, then it's just a matter of timing their punches so that all the momentum moves from their body through their arms, and into their fists. It was developed by a smaller man to take on his larger opponents.
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This is a powerful lunging uppercut that requires the boxer to get some distance between himself and his target. It starts with ducking low, as if to dodge a punch, then right after the boxer lunges forward quickly, readying their fist. At this point it's a simple matter of physics and aim. The boxer, now in close, brings their arm up for a powerful uppercut delivered from down low to up high.
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