Today we had a boxing masterclass with [Tom Knöbl]. Since I’m currently handicapped, I wasn’t able to do most of the stuff he taught, but that’s ok. At least, I know what what we’ll be working on over the course of the next couple weeks.
In essence, what Tom covered was weight distribution during stepping and striking. Especially, he explained something of a pendulum jab, where you bob into your strike to increase effective mass and thus, punching power.
Tom also covered the importance of conditioning, as fatigue leads to a decrease in concentration and situational awareness, which in turn puts you at a greater risk of being knocked out. That’s exactly what I preach all the time. Strength and conditioning first and foremost fulfill the role to keep the athlete injury-free and enable him to actually exhibit his technical and tactical skills over a longer time. ’nuff said.
Below, you’ll find a couple of pictures of the class.
Note that while I said I would only post after the [Polish Open], I’m planning on sharing a couple of videos of yesterday’s sparring in the next couple days, so stay tuned.
don’t get hurt