Basic Heavy Bag Training Tips/Boxing in Queens

Basic Heavy Bag Training Tips/Boxing in Queens

 

ring to cage/boxing in queens

Ring to Cage Heavy Bag/Boxing in Queens

Keep Your Hands Up

What I see form most people new to our boxing classes is that their hands are up at the beginning and end of a combination. It’s in the middle of combinations that they don’t bring their hands back to their face.

 

Keep your stance

Keep your stance; you will keep your balance power, and mobility.

 

Punch, Don’t Push

A good way to get the heavy bag to sing all over the place is to hit it as it moves away from you. Many new people hitting a bag believe this to be strength “WRONG”. A good way to work a heavy bag is always try to hit it in the opposite direction it wants to swing.

 

Keep your feet on the ground

Keep your feet on the ground, especially for power punches. Drive your weight from the ground thru your punches.  Many boxing beginners try to move & punch at the same time. First learn to throw your punches from the ground up, and then add movement.

 

Treat the heavy bag like an opponent

Work defensive moves slip, duck, catch, bob and weave.

 

About Coach Butch

Coach Butch & Hall of Fame Boxing Trainer Freddie Roach

 Coach Butch Rinaldi is a former Marine and a father of three (triplets) who has been training in Boxing & Martial arts for most of his life.

He has trained with 7 UFC fighters, 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts, 8 World Champions & an Olympic Silver Medalist.

Coach Butch is certified to teach MMA/CSW by Erik Paulson (former Light Heavy Weight Shooto Champion & one of Brock Lesnar’s coaches on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter).

He is a certified USA Boxing Coach, Level 2. He is also certified to teach Filipino Martial Arts (stick fighting) and has trained in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

Coach Butch is the owner and head coach of Butch’s Boxing & MMA Gym in Queens NY.

He can be reached at ButchsBoxing&MMA.com or 718-461-6400

Hector “Macho” Camacho (May 24, 1962 – November 24, 2012)

Hector “Macho” Camacho (May 24, 1962 – November 24, 2012)

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Hector “Macho” Camacho (May 24, 1962 – November 24, 2012)

Hector Camacho was pronounced  dead on Saturday after he was removed from life support. Maria Matias Hector Camacho’s mother said “I lost my son three days ago. He’s alive only because of a machine. “My son is not alive. My son is only alive for the people who love him.” He never regained consciousness after being shot in a parked car in San Juan Puerto Rico.

 

No arrests have been made, and the police have not revealed any details other than the fact that they  found cocaine in the car and that Camacho and Adrian Mojica Moreno, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had no idea the attack was coming. “Apparently, this was a surprise,” said Alex Diaz, a police spokesman.

 

Hector Camacho is survived by his mother; three sisters, Raquel, Estrella and Ester; a brother, Felix; and four sons, Hector Jr., Taylor, Christian and Justin.

Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Brain-Dead, Reports Say

 

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Hector Camacho

Héctor Camacho’s current fight puts into context the true meaning of wins and losses. Hours after being shot, the former world champion boxer was declared brain-dead, Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Dia is reporting.

The fighter, who went by the nickname “Macho,” was shot in the head and neck on Tuesday night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, after gunmen fired on the car in which the fighter was a passenger. The driver of the vehicle died.

According to reports, Camacho, 50, was taken off life support. The bullets missed his brain, fractured two vertebrae.

“His recovery would be a miracle,” a doctor told the paper. “Medically, there is nothing we can do.”

After suffering cardiac arrest Wednesday, the reality of Camacho’s situation seems grim. Hospital director Dr. Ernesto Torres has said his prognosis is “very poor.”

Members of the Camacho family were expected to arrive on the island Wednesday morning.

Social media added to the confusion and misinformation surrounding this developing story. An entry about Camacho on crowdsourced encyclopedia Wikipedia was briefly updated with incorrect information on Tuesday and stated that Camacho had died.

There are conflicting reports on the developing story. Reportedly, the police have a suspect or person of interest in custody.

The latest developments mark another sad – and potentially final — chapter in the life of the talented fighter. Camacho went 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts in a career that spanned 30 years. He held featherweight, lightweight and light welterweight titles in both the WBO and WBC. His greatest success came during the 1980s and early ‘90s, although he mounted several comebacks as recently as 2010.

He faced some of the sports greatest fighters including Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya.

In recent years, Camacho’s struggles with drugs and alcohol, as well as domestic violence charges, landed the fighter in the news.

The shooting also reflects a serious issue that is largely under reported by U.S. media. Homicide is a major problem in Puerto Rico. The island territory’s murder rate is five times higher than the U.S. average. Per capita, Puerto Rico has 26 murders for every 100,000 people — exceeding Mexico’s much-covered homicide crisis.

Drug-related violence is estimated to account for 50 to 80 percent of the murders in Puerto Rico. In 2011, 1,136 people were murdered on the island with a population of 3.7 million. The violence has continued well into 2012. In just a single weekend in July, 19 people were murdered.

 

The motive in the Camacho shooting is not yet known. However, the car’s driver, Alberto Yamil Mojica Moreno, is one more casualty of the Puerto Rico’s homicide epidemic. The outcome for Camacho is still too early to tell.

 

Sports are often defined by statistics and record books, but no one wants to see Camacho become a statistic because of this tragedy.

 

Hector Camacho’s condition worsens

Hector Camacho’s condition worsens

 

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Hector “Macho” Camacho

 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)

Former world boxing champion Hector ”Macho” Camacho was in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.

Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.

”He’s battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life,” Torres told The Associated Press outside the hospital in the Puerto Rican capital.

Torres said that two specialists will examine the b

oxer

to determine his level of brain activity.

The specialists will then consult with other doctors and Camacho’s mother, who was expected to arrive from New York, to discuss whethe

r he should be removed from life support, said Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager who was also at the hospital.

”We just have to wait to see if `Macho’ gets better. It’s a hard battle,” Leandry told AP.

The 50-year-old Camacho was outside a bar in a parked Ford Mustang with a friend when he was shot in the face. The friend, identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed, police said. No arrests have been made and no motive has been disclosed.

 

 

Camacho was rushed to Centro Medico, where doctors initially said he was fortunate in that the bullet passed through his head and lodged in his shoulder. Torres did warn, however, that the boxer, who was trailed by drug and alcohol problems during a career that included some high-profile bouts, could be paralyzed from the shooting.

 

Steve Tannenbaum, who has also represented Camacho in the past, said he was told by friends at the hospital that the boxer would make it.

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Hector Camacho

”This guy is a cat with nine lives. He’s been through so much,” he said. ”If anybody can pull through it will be him.”

Camacho has been considered one of the more controversial figures in boxing.

The fighter’s last title bout came against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997, a loss by unanimous decision. He last fought in May 2010, losing to Saul Duran. Tannenbaum said they were looking at a possible bout in 2013.

 

”We were talking comeback even though he is 50,” he said. ”I felt he was capable of it.”

Camacho was born in Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area. He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s.

 

Camacho has fought other high-profile bouts in his career against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending what was that former champ’s final comeback attempt.

 

Camacho has a career record of 79-6-3.

 

Drug, alcohol and other problems have trailed Camacho since the prime of his boxing career. He was sentenced in 2007 to seven years in prison for the burglary of a computer store in Mississippi. While arresting him on the burglary charge in January 2005, police also found the drug ecstasy.

 

A judge eventually suspended all but one year of the sentence and gave Camacho probation. He wound up serving two weeks in jail, though, after violating that probation.

 

Twice his wife filed domestic abuse complaints against him, and she filed for divorce several years ago.

Boxing in Queens

Boxing in Queens

Many people watch boxing and are not aware of the benefits a person can gain from taking a boxing class.Others don’t know where boxing classes are offered and some people think they have to fight or get hit to train in boxing This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are some good boxing gyms in Queens, where you can learn boxing and not get hit or fight anyone. That being said, Let’s go over some of the benefits you can get from taking boxing classes.

Physical benefits of boxing classes

Weight loss: You can burn 600-1000 calories in a good boxing class.

Speed: Hand & foot speed will increase from boxing drills

Coordination: The repetitive drills of boxing, builds coordination

Stamina and Cardiovascular Health: Boxing is a great way to exercise your cardiovascular system and keep it healthy.

Strength: Full body workout (arms, legs, shoulder, chest, back, abs, core)

Psychological benefits of boxing classes

Self-discipline: Seeing the results will help you stay the course with diet & exercise.

Self- confidence: Knowing how to protect yourself & loved ones, plus feeling & looking good will boosts your confidence

Relieve stress: There is nothing like punching bags to relieve the stress of our everyday lives.

Self-defense: Hopefully you never have to use it in the street but it’s nice to know you have it, if you need it.

 

Almost everybody can take boxing classes in Queens I’ve trained a guy named Moreno who came in weighing 305lbs he lost 60lbs in 4 months with us. We also have a woman named Brenda she has been putting off double knee replacement for the past two years. Brenda just got her new knees and will be back in four months.

Make sure they have a Beginner boxing level or class.

Do they make you feel welcome?

Do they offer a Free Trial? I think it’s better if they offer a Free Trial it shows they are confident in their boxing gym.

 

GOOD LUCK

Keep Boxing

Coach Butch Rinaldi

 

 

About Coach Butch

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Coach Butch Rinaldi & Erik Paulson

Coach Butch Rinaldi is a former Marine and a father of three (triplets) who has been training in Boxing & Martial arts for most of his life.

He has trained with 7 UFC fighters, 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts, 8 World Champions & an Olympic Silver Medalist.

Coach Butch is certified to teach MMA/CSW by Erik Paulson (former Light Heavy Weight Shooto Champion & one of Brock Lesnar’s coaches on Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter).

He is a certified USA Boxing Coach, Level 2. He is also certified to teach Filipino Martial Arts (stick fighting) and has trained in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

Coach Butch is the owner and head coach of Butch’s Boxing & MMA Gym in Queens NY.

He can be reached at ButchsBoxing&MMA.com or 718-461-6400