When it comes to boxing, footwork is very important and is often forgotten in a boxing workout. When you’re not there to be hit, how can they hit you? That’s why footwork is the best form of defence.
And although you do get hit while you’re moving away, then you will still take the sting out of it.
Other defences include slipping, rolling, leaning back, blocking, and parrying. They can all be great, but with these, your feet are still in range so there’s a chance you can still get caught!
Footwork gets you in range to get your shots off and allows you to move out of range and away from danger, setting you up for power punches. Good footwork equals good balance, which means you can have better speed and accuracy. This allows you to punch harder.
If you look at every great fighter past and present, they have all had impressive footwork. Great champions like Ali, Lennox Lewis, Klitschko and now Anthony Mundine, Terence Crawford and of course Tej Singh’s footwork is fantastic!
From a fitness point of view, moving your feet after you throw your punches really helps increase the calorie burn and gives a much better work out.
So get those feet moving next time you enter our boxing gym!