Basic Boxing Combinations/Boxing in Queens
The first combination you will ever learn. You’ve probably been throwing it before you even started boxing. With the jab catching your opponent with its quickness and the cross thrown with all its power, it’s no wonder many fights are won simply by executing a perfect 1-2.
A good way to throw off your opponent. This is because your opponent is likely excepting a 1-2. This is also a good combination to throw if you suspect your opponent is waiting to capitalize and counter off your cross. Rather than throwing the usual 1-2, throw a few extra jabs in there to keep your opponent of balance.
1-2-3 (Jab-Cross-Lead hook)
This is where the fan begins! When you shift your body weight to throw the cross, you will e perfectly set up to return a lead hook. Often deemed a “power punch”, this punch could early hurt your opponent you aim at the jaw/chin area, or the body.
1-2-3-2 (Jab-Cross-Lead Hook-Cross)
A classic left-right-left-right combo. Use this to open your opponents guard. This is a good combo because it ends with 3 powerful punches (2-3-2).
1-2-5-2 (Jab-Cross-Lead uppercut-Cross)
Another left-right-left-right, just substituting the lead hook with a lead uppercut. Use this if the other guy likes to keep his or her chin up or if they tend to “charge in”. The lead uppercut will pop their head up, while the cross will add a nice finish.
1-6-3-2 (Jab-Rear Uppercut-Lead hook-Cross)
Since the 1-2 can get a little predictable, you will need to switch things up. The 6 will pop their chin up while the 3-2 tries to take their head off. Just don’t telegraph the uppercut or you’ll get countered with a lead hook by your opponent.
2-3-2 (Cross-Lead hook-Cross)
If you want a purely powerful combination, this is for you. Throw each punch with “bad intentions” and it will severely hurt your opponent.
About Coach Butch
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.
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