Boxing History

The history of Soviet boxing

Boxing, as a sport, was officially recognized in England in 1719. Then the popular boxer and fencer James Figg was recognized as the strongest boxer in England. Since then, England regularly keep records of their tournaments. The first sports report about a boxing match was published again in England in 1681 in the newspaper Protestant Mercury. Influential persons present were listed in that report, and the name of the winner was never named. It is known about the fights held in the 13th century, and the origins of boxing go back in time.

In the vicinity of Baghdad, archaeologists found two tiles with images of wrestlers and boxers, who are estimated to be about 5 thousand years old.

According to some legends, the founder of fisticuffs was the hero of Athens Theseus, according to others, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Melia, King Amykus. But, of course, every nation has its own mythical hero.

In the Olympics programs, fist fights appeared at 23 games. The first Olympic champion was Greek Onomastus. Public fist fights were popular in ancient Rome. Emperor Caligula brought slaves of strong physique from Africa and arranged fights between them, and one of the slaves was given to the winner as a reward. The ancient Greek boxer Tagenes is also known, which until now no one can surpass. He won in 1,425 battles.

The first battles were fought with bare fists, then leather belts began to be wound, strengthening hands and fingers. These belts were the prototype of modern gloves.

The official date of birth of professional boxing is considered to be 1892. This year, a legendary duel was held between Sullivan and Corbett. Sullivan, the last-ever world champion in the fists, lost by knockout in the 21st round.

Since professional boxing is primarily entertainment, and the athlete’s earnings depended on the outcome of the duel, he used to be brutal. Rather, it could be called a fight. Kicks, elbows, various grabs and throws, punches below the waist, beating a recumbent, poking fingers in the eyes were allowed. This lasted until the mid-18th century, and header attacks were also allowed in the early 19th century, although they were not encouraged.

How to Choose Boxing Gloves

How to choose boxing

Arriving in the section of hand-to-hand combat, boxing, Muay Thai or other contact martial arts, immediately after the mouth guard you should purchase boxing gloves. How to choose boxing gloves, what to focus on and how not to overpay for your first gloves will be discussed later. After the depreciation of the ruble, the prices of good imported boxing gloves have skyrocketed and the price / quality ratio is very relevant.

In this article we will talk about “amateur” gloves, since in “professional combat” boxing is exclusively professional and only in official fights.

What should be the weight of the glove. Gloves are separated by weight, which is measured in ounces (Oz). Usually in Russian halls they work with 10-12 Oz gloves, however, in some sections for sparring they use heavier gloves. Before buying, ask your trainer. Typically, you will need 10 Oz gloves, or 12 if you’re a heavyweight.

What to look for first. In amateur boxing gloves, the thumb is positioned along the fist. The better it is “hidden” behind the impact area of ​​the glove, the less likely it is to injure a finger in case of an unsuccessful hit. If when trying to see that the thumb sticks out to the side – do not take such gloves. This moment is disassembled on video.

Boxing gloves should sit well on the hand. Everyone has different fists, try on gloves before buying this or that model. It is better to measure in boxing bandages. Gloves should sit tight enough and not hang out. Elongated gloves are more suitable for me.

A gloved fist should be more or less tightly compressed. The denser it is, the safer your brush is when it hits. Having tried on several models, you will understand what is at stake.

Velcro – it is she who is often the first to fail. It also depends on the Velcro how comfortable the glove sits on your hand. I prefer Velcro gloves on the back of the forearm above the wrist. The higher and wider the Velcro, the “lighter” the gloves appear on the hand.

Boxing Punches

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Very often, watching fights between boxers or fighters from other martial arts with shock equipment, you can notice that after a seemingly light strike, the opponent falls as if knocked down. And vice versa, the boxer does not react to strong missed hits. What is the reason for this?

This article will examine the main components of a knockout punch.

1. Counter strike

The greatest number of knockouts in boxing occurs after missed oncoming blows. The peculiarity of the oncoming strike is that the boxer misses the strike at the moment of movement towards the opponent, i.e. boxer speeds are added up.

Plus, when a boxer strikes, his defensive reaction decreases and he is most vulnerable to a counter strike.

And finally, the most important thing is that counter strikes are usually not visible. You can withstand the powerful blow of the heavyweight that you managed to see. And you can fall into a deep knockout from a child’s blow, if you have not seen and expected this blow.

In the boxing club “Drummer” much attention is paid to counter-strikes. Counter-strikes under the front arm, under the far arm, counter-strikes with movement to the side (sidesteps), etc. are practiced.

2. The blow delivered on time. Good timing.

The blow delivered at the right time is the boxer’s most important quality. You can have very high speed and power of blows, but still lose the matches to less fast and less physically strong opponents.

It turns out that the speed of thinking, decision making is much more important than the speed of strikes and movements in the ring. These qualities allow the boxer not to make unnecessary movements in the ring and strike at the right time.

It is believed that the “manual” speed, as well as the speed of movement on the legs, is very difficult to train and is rather a natural quality of every boxer. But the timing and speed of thinking of a boxer lends itself well to training and grows with experience.

3. The technique of applying a knockout punch.

1) Traditionally, to inflict a powerful blow, it is necessary to observe the leg-trunk-arm sequence. Those. the boxer pushes his foot off the ground, then twisting the body transmits an impulse to the arm and then, with the extension of the arm, brings the blow to the target. By observing just such a sequence, you can achieve a strong knockout blow.

2) It is necessary to maximally put in the energy of leg extension. As a rule, knockout muscles of the legs are better developed than other types of boxers.

Kickboxing Photos


The first professional kickboxing tournament took place in the regional capital ?? “Confrontation.” In the main fight of the evening, the Khabarovsk resident Alexander Grinchuk and the Ukrainian Yuri Gorbenko met for the CIS champion belt. The victory by unanimous decision was won by the local kickboxer.

The first professional kickboxing tournament was held within the walls of the Universal Regional Sports Complex. The organization reminded the recent tournament on the modern pankration “Eastern Frontier-2”, but more modest in scale. However, the main attributes in the form of a ring announcer, the release of fighters from the scene to the ring, broadcast with a commentator and ring girls were present. But the main thing happened in the fights, of which there were eight. Most of the participants were debutants in professional kickboxing, since in the Far East it practically does not exist. And only “Confrontation” opened a new page in this sport.

The first to come out were a resident of Vladivostok, Zhenishbek Rakhmanzhan and Khabarovsk resident Sulton Ablakulov. The fight was not the most spectacular, as the rivals looked closely at each other for a long time. The successful actions of the seaside kickboxer in the second round became the guarantee of the first victory of the evening. The second fight between Sergey Ustyugov (Khabarovsk) and Alexei Sobkalo (Voronezh) ended with the only knockout of the evening of the last fighter at the end of the third round. Leonid Pekarsky in the third battle could not get a second victory for the regional capital, losing to Yegor Zvyagintsev from Blagoveshchensk. In the very lightweight, up to 60 kilograms Nikita Yashchuk (Khabarovsk) and Mikhail Kovylin (Ussuriysk) converged. The fighters showed a lively and interesting match, the victory in which by unanimous decision went to the Khabarovsk citizen.

Boxing Punch Technique

Types Of Punches In Boxing Boxing

This is the most effective direct hit. It is also perhaps the most lightning strike, which has the effect of surprise. The technique involves a sharp movement of a hand from a stand by the dominant hand and a push of the same leg. Then the weight is transferred to the opposite leg. Cross falls over the opponent’s hand and is applied with a lunge or from a place.


It is a direct long blow, which is applied over long distances. Prevails in the arsenal of tall boxers with long arms, which is convenient to box from a long distance. This strike is not considered as the strongest, but has great tactical significance. Used for a combination of power strikes and for counterattack. Jeb allows you to check your opponent and identify his weaknesses. This is the fastest strike, because it is applied along the shortest path and makes it possible to control the distance between the enemy. Jeb is the main weapon in the arsenal of high-speed boxers, combinational boxing fighters and tempoviks who are used to setting the rhythm of the whole fight. Technique: to perform a jab, you need to throw out your hand until it is fully extended. At the end point of movement, the fist should be turned with the palm to the floor.

Kickboxing Federation of Moscow

Kickboxing federations

Moscow Kickboxing Cup

From October 7-10, 2010, the Moscow Kickboxing Cup was held in Moscow, dedicated to the memory of employees of the Special Purpose Center of the FSB of Russia who died during a special operation in Beslan

October 7-10, 2010 the Moscow Kickboxing Cup was held, dedicated to the memory of employees of the Center for Special Purpose of the FSB of Russia who died during a special operation in Beslan. The tournament was held in the sections full contact and full contact with low kick. According to the Regulation, boys born in 1996 with qualifications no lower than the first sports rank and senior boys born in 1994-1995 took part in this competition. These athletes competed in the full contact section. In the full-contact section with low-kick, juniors and juniors born in 1992-1993 and adult athletes born in 1991 and older fought for medals.

149 athletes representing 30 sports clubs of Moscow, the Moscow region (Zhukovsky, Balashikha, Korolev, Zheleznodorozhny, Vysokovsk, Rumyantsevo) and the cities of Russia (Ivanovo, Vladikavkaz, Beslan) took part in the Moscow Cup.

It is especially pleasant that a team of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania arrived in the Traditional Memorial Tournament, consisting of ten athletes and two coaches.

Heads and employees of the Ryazansky municipal unit of the intracity municipality in Moscow, the deputy head of the Ryazansky district administration, arrived in Moscow passed the final part of the competition. Honored guests of the Tournament are employees of the Special Purpose Center of the FSB of the Russian Federation, veterans of the Vympel Special Purpose Group of the KGB of the USSR, Director General of the Russian Kickboxing Federation, Honored Coach of Russia, Honored Worker of Physical Culture Chernov Konstantin Konstantinovich Koroleva Nadezhda Nikolaevna, daughter of the legendary boxer, fourfold absolute USSR boxing champion, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Omsbonist Nikolai Fedorovich Korolev – rewarded the winners and prize-winners of iplomami, medals, cups. The prizes “For the best equipment”, “For the will to win” (digital cameras, digital photo frames, audio players, flash drives) were awarded to athletes who demonstrated the best technology and moral-volitional qualities.

Shadow Combat Guide


What is shadow boxing? Why do pros do so much exercise? More importantly, how can you do shadow boxing in different ways to improve your fighting skills?

Shadow boxing is not just throwing punches alone.

Shadow Boxing is one of the oldest, purest, and most versatile exercises to improve many aspects of your fighting abilities.

Learn how to fight with shadow to become a natural fighter.

What is shadow boxing?

Shadow boxing is when a boxer or fighter moves alone, throwing punches into the air. Shadow fighting is a popular exercise for fighters to hone fighting techniques, increase muscle endurance, is used to warm up or hitch during training, or even to mentally prepare yourself before the fight. Carried out correctly and with the right goals in your head, shadow boxing can improve your boxing technique, strength, power, speed, endurance, rhythm, leg work, attack and defense, and generally boxing skills.

What are the benefits of shadow boxing?

Shadow Boxing is incredibly versatile, due to its free style and simplicity. You can practice whatever you want without distractions (a spinning bag, or an opponent trying to hit you), and you can get instant feedback from a mirror, from a trainer or camera. You don’t need any equipment or anyone. Shadow boxing is quite harmless because you are not punished for mistakes. All you need is your imagination and you can practice virtually any movement you want.

The disadvantage of shadow boxing may be that it is not always realistic, like a real battle. There is no one to correct you. Even if you fight with an imaginary opponent, there is a good chance that this imaginary opponent moves in the same way as you would with very great predictability. Fighting with a real enemy is always harder because it is unpredictable and forces you to change your thoughts and react on the fly.

Most boxers do not devote enough time to shadow boxing.

The reason why I say this is because the fighters do not have good movements. They may have good power and good speed, but their movements are neither natural nor relaxed. No matter how athletically impressive they look, they do not look coordinated. I see a guy panting and sniffling, sweating and grunting, just to move his body.

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Boxer Protection Types

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– basic protection against side impacts to the head. The purpose of this protection is to quickly group the body (“diving”) to protect the head from a side impact. The boxer, performing the defense with a dive, makes a quick, continuous movement, describing the head as if in a semicircle: slightly crouches, tilts the head and body down, makes a movement towards the beating hand of the opponent and then straightens. In this case, the boxer does not lose sight of the enemy. When defending, the boxer must be in a stable position, so that it is more convenient to return to the fighting stance or to strike a counterattack. Counterattacks combined with protection by a dive are divided into two types: counter (at the moment of a dive) and response (when straightening the body after a dive). Boxer protection – Dive

A stop is a defense, in which a boxer puts a palm or forearm on the shoulder of the opponent’s beating arm, above the bend of the elbow, at the moment when it begins to move the blow. Against blows with the left, stops are applied only with the right hand and against the right with the left hand. Observance of this condition allows the boxer to use his free hand to protect himself from blows that the opponent can inflict with the other hand. Stop protection is usually used at medium and near distances from side impacts and impacts from below. Stop protection is not applied against direct impacts.

Boxer Protection – Stop

Repulsing – defending, in a swarm of the opponent’s hand, performing a blow, repulsing to the side from the line of its movement to the target. It is applied from direct blows. Repulsing produce a push of the palm in the forearm or elbow of the enemy. There are two main methods of protection by rebound: in and out. When bouncing in, the protective movement is carried out: with the right hand – from right to left, with the left hand – from left to right. When beating out, the movement is performed in the opposite direction. In addition to the above-mentioned methods of protection by rebound, the rebound is often used upward, with the rum, the protective arm moves up-right (right) or up-left (left).

Boxer Protection – Batter

Stand – a defense consisting in the support of the palm, elbow or shoulder (depending on which direction the opponent chose to strike) under the fist of the opponent’s beating hand. The stand is applicable as protection against all enemy attacks and at long, and medium, and near range. When the boxer is put under the blow, the boxer reliably protects vulnerable cues and also uses the protection of the left shoulder stand, while from the left side impact to the head they are protected by the right forearm stand. Blows from below stop with a palm of the right or left hand. The protecting arm is exposed to the blow at the end of the movement of the striking arm. When protecting the stand, a free hand is usually used for counterattack.

Boxer Protection – Stand

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The fight of the leader of the parliamentary faction of the Opposition bloc Yuriy Boyko and his colleague from the Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko, at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Conciliation Council is unacceptable. Such an opinion on the air of the ICTV channel was shared by the speaker of the parliament Andrei Parubiy.

“There was an inadequate reaction. I think that the reaction of the head of the faction of the Opposition bloc Boyko was unacceptable. It is unacceptable when the head of the faction uses political fights in a political discussion. All the more so of the political force that is very inclined to this. And I remember it well from the last parliament.” – said Parubiy.

“In the Verkhovna Rada, I will not allow destabilization, I will not allow it to turn into a boxing ring. All those who have plans to begin destabilization in Ukraine through parliament will not have any success,” Parubiy emphasized.

On November 14, Boyko twice struck Lyashko at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Conciliation Council. This happened after the leader of the Radical Party accused the representative of the Opposition bloc that he was going to Moscow for instructions and expressed surprise at why the SBU was not involved in this issue and why the ex-regional was still “not in prison.”