Century Layered Wristwrap Boxing Adult Glove 12oz.
not think that you have a reason to box, much less buy boxing
gloves. Chances are though...that you are wrong!
Even if you are stictly into MMA and have no plans to box, buying
boxing gloves can still be a good base for the mixed martial
artist. Boxing can greatly improve your power and your punching
techniques as well.
Cross training can benefit your cardio as well. While you are
punching the heavy bag, you are building your cardiovascular system
which has saved the day in the ring for many MMA fighters.
Many top fighters train at Boxing and Muay Thai based
academys. Renzo Gracie, world renown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
practitioner and instructor, not only teaches boxing at his gym,
he integrates it into his Muay Thai teaching as well and compares
the use of Thai pads to the use of focus mitts in boxing.
Boxing consists of so much more than throwing and blocking
punches. There are many levels of advanced techniques and it is a
physically taxing sport as well.
Boxing has been around a long time and most every MMA fighter can
learn something from it.
Some of the best boxers in MMA are thought to be Vitor Belfort, Junior Dos Santos and Anderson Silva.
Clearly, a mixed martial artist can do well by learning the ins
and outs of boxing and even incorporating some of the moves into
the gym and even in the ring.
THE "BOXER'S HANDSHAKE
If you're going to box, you'd better learn how to do the
"boxer's handshake" or, fist bump.
The fist bump is a customary ritual practiced among boxers that
is much like the handshake, dap or "high five". It is
considered inapporpriate and downright rude to reject a fist
bump. The "boxer's handshake" is just good
Though the origin of the fist bump is not completely clear, it
was definitely established by the late 1960's and early
The "boxer's handshake" is generally done with
gloves on but can be done without gloves as well. The
person initiating the handshake extends his arm out like he would
for a normal handshake, except making a fist instead.
The recipeint then taps the top of the fist of the initiator with
his fist. The boxing handshake is not limited to boxers.
Chicago Bulls basketball player,
Michael Jordan made the
greeting quite popular in the 1990's when he began a ritual
in which, ever game, he would cover his hands with talcom powder
and clap his hands to release the powder onto the announcers. Not
wanting to risk the powder coming off while shaking hands, he
would then offer the "boxer's handshake" to all
opponents on the court.
The fist bump was also used between President Obama and his wife
in 2008 during an election campaigne. The move was characterized
by Fox news as "a terrorist fist jab" and the gesture
became known as "The Fist Bump Heard 'Round the
Indeed the "boxer's shake" had humble beginnings
that no doubt originated out of convenience (try shaking hands
with boxing gloves on). But the fist bump has become a household
gesture certainly not limited to use in the ring.
According to a book written by margaret Power (199), The fist
bump orignaated to teh animal kingdom as a gesture amoung
Tomas Feasby (University of Calgar) usggested the the fist
bump was a great replacement to the handshake, why was this?- TO
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