Defense is one of the basic techniques of boxing. If you can use defensive skills in the game, you can constantly thwart the opponent’s attack. Making the opponent’s shot out of the air can not only consume the opponent’s most physical strength, but also turn defense into attack.
Active defense refers to defense that is organically combined with offense. Returning fire or meeting the opponent, the defensive action is its starting position. If you only defend passively and do not create conditions to attack, you will suffer according to the rules. To really play a defensive role. We must better enhance our offensive capability and integrate attack and defense.
(1) The main parts of the defense
The weakest part of the boxer’s body defense is the main target of the opponent’s attack. If the opponent hits the weak part of the body forcefully and accurately during the match, he will be knocked unconscious, thus losing the ability to fight for a short time or ending the battle.
These weakest sites are the chin (chin), the side of the neck, the left foot, the upper abdominal cavity, and the right rib, as shown in Figure 35.
(2) The type of defense
In actual combat, the defensive methods often used are: blocking, blocking, dodging, and evasion. No matter what kind of defensive method, its basic movements cannot be separated from the coordination of hands, feet and body movements. These defensive methods are structurally different. Athletes compete in the game to determine which method to use to defend. It depends on what kind of punch the opponent hits. If the athlete has a good sense of tactics, he can choose the most appropriate defensive method according to the situation in the game.
1. Block defense
Depending on the route of the opponent’s punch, palms, elbows, arms, and shoulders can be used to block the opponent’s punch. Use the blocking defense method to effectively defend the opponent’s various punches at mid-range, close range, and long distance. Like what:
(1) When the opponent strikes the lower whisker with a left or right straight fist, the right hand opens the fist to block the opponent’s straight fist at the chin (Fig. 36)
(2) The left elbow blocks the left (right) straight boxing belly (Figure 37)
The two sides start from the actual combat preparation position, when A steps up and hits the abdomen with a left (right) straight boxing, B quickly blocks the opponent’s straight fist with a slightly curved left or right arm to the left and right, while turning his body slightly to the left.
(3) The left arm blocks the right flat hook punch or the right swing fist (Figure 38)
When A strikes the left side of B’s face with a right swing or a right flat hook at the same time, B quickly flexes his left arm to the left side of his head. At the same time, the body turns slightly to the right, and the forearm blocks the right flat hook or right swing fist of the armor.
(4) The right arm blocks the left swing punch or the left flat hook punch (Figure 39)
The two sides start from the actual combat preparation position, A steps up and strikes the right side of B’s face with a left swing punch, and B quickly raises his bent right arm up to the right side of his head to block A’s left swing punch. At the same time, protect with your left fist.
(5) Shoulder block right straight boxing head (Fig. 40)
The two sides start with the actual combat preparation posture, with A punching B in the face with a straight right punch. B quickly shifts the center of gravity of the body back and turns slightly to the right, while quickly shrugging his left shoulder and blocking the right straight fist with his left shoulder.