Boxing skills and their use in Self-Defense

Boxing skills and their use in Self-Defense

Boxing is one of the oldest and well known of the Traditional” martial arts. Its a huge spectator sport in the modern world and was, at one time, something taught as the go-to self-defence in many countries. It was taught in school in the UK and in the United States and has a great tradition in Ireland whether in bare-knuckle boxing or gloved.

But how is boxing useful as Self-Defense in the modern world?


If you can make time to train in boxing technique, it can be very very useful when defending yourself, because,

  • You train to develop concussive punching power
  • Boxing sparring is one of the most realistic forms of sparring available
  • In boxing, the emphasis is on training to improve speed and reflexes, crucial skills when you are under a violent attack
  • The development of good footwork in boxing training helps with balance, evasion and creating counter strike angles
  • Boxing training is one of the best ways to get fit
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