I got to hit a punching bag for the first time in my life. Fun, right? Here’s the thing. When it comes to something new that I’m doing on my own, I can be shy. For those who know me, that might be a shock. The point is I didn’t go in with gusto. Ironic, given boxing is all about moxie. If I don’t remain worried that I look like I’m trying too hard, I will probably get something out of this.
But in fairness, it was only week one. I’m starting something new and it will take time. Here are a few things I did learn:
- As a dominant right-handed fighter, you stand with your left foot forward.
- You always keep your hands up to guard your face, but you don’t turn your hands palm in toward your face – the palms face each other.
- A 1-2 combo starts with a jab – thrown straight out with your left hand – and a straight right – thrown with your right hand.