Boxing has 34 ratings and 1 review. Steve said: Originally published in , this is the best book of it’s kind I’ve been able find from the era. EDWIN L. HAISLET is Executive Director, Department of Alumni Relations, University of Minnesota. He was formerly Boxing Coach and Assistant Professor of. Results 1 – 7 of 7 Boxing by Haislet, E. and a great selection of related books, art and Boxing. Haislet, Edwin L. Published by New York: The Ronald Press.

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The head is moved only if the slip is too close Figure 59, page Physical Description vii, Ll left hook is comprised of three movements. Manufactured in the United States of America. This is the reason for the study of offense.

As the opponent leads a blow to the body either a right- or left-hand blow extend the left arm to the top of the opponents head, and at the same time slide the left foot back to the right foot, the weight shifting boing to the left foot, allowing the right foot to swing free.

Footwork does not mean leg work nor does it mean jumping around. Andrew Austin rated it really liked it Boxihg 18, Carry the hands high and close to the FIG. Fling the left arm forcibly up and out. A good boxer knows what openings will result before he feints, and makes use of this knowledge and initiates his follow-up action almost before the opening results. Turn the body to the right and whip the left hand in an arc to the right shoulder. Again, the blow must be driven through and not just haidlet an object.

Elbows should not move but should be held tight to the body. A position of the hands and arms which facilitates easy body expression b important. On a straight left lead, slip to the inside guard position and drive a straight right to the heart. It is best used against an opponent haisle steps well in with his left lead. Rolling means nullifying the force of a blow by moving the body with the blow.


Hold the left hand ready to block or counter The inside parry on a straight right lead 1.

As the opponent leads a left, move both hands forward in a manner similar to a breast-stroke movement in swimming. Ordinarily, it is best to have the right elbow block a left lead, and the left elbow block a right lead.


Another effective feint is a short bend of the body to the right while moving forward. Because boxing is a sport in which one con- testant attempts to outhit the other by means of well-timed and maneuvered blows, hitting is the foundation of boxing. Either the weight is balanced over both leg or the weight is carried slightly forward over a straight left leg with the left side of the body tunning a straight line from the left heel to the tip of the left shoulder.

Allow the left shoulder and hip to swing forward, carrying the left arm to the ewin line of the body. The plane of the fist should never vary. Practice each method and notice the deception of each. The shoulder catch—Assume the fundamental postilion.

As the opponent leads a left jab, shift the weight over the left leg, thus moving the body slightly to the left and forward, and bring the right boxlng quickly forward. The body must follow the arm. The theory behind punch- ing from the center line of the body to the point of attack is that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points.

It should be used judiciously and only when an actual opening has been created. With the body in the above position, turn left and right allowing the arms to swing. The shoulder catch 1.

Force must be applied to the guard. There is less chance of missing with a straight blow and because of the greater frequency of hits more damage can be done.


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The left leg is kept as straight as possible. Therefore this intermediate stage is like stepping on a tack, very little weight is placed on the foot. They are short, inside blows carry- ing considerable power. Peter rated it really liked it Dec 22, As the body is moved forward each time, drive the left hand into extension, like a ramrod.

Know this reaction before feinting. The arms are important only because they are the vehicles of body force. Use against straight blows to the body.

Defense then is the keynote of attack, and should be developed before attack. Do not allow the opponent to move away. The more the opponent steps in with his jab, the more severely he will he punished. The hand should be high and close, knuckles out, forearm straight and tight in the body, elbow down, Intercept the blow on the wrist, fore- arm, or elbow Figure 47, page To make a tight fist place the fingers in the center of the palm and close the thumb over and across the phalanges of the second and third fingers so that the thumb-side of the hand is perfectly flat Figure 11, page As the opponent leads a straight right brush to the right with the left hand, striking opponents oncoming blow on the wrist.

Weight is either balanced between both legs or shifted slightly to the front leg. If power is desired in a right-hand blow, the weight must be shifted to a straight left leg in order that the right side of the body may swing forward.

The Elements of Defense

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