If you are new to boxing, you may not yet be familiar with the standard punch numbering scheme. The 10 fundamental punches in boxing are commonly referred to by their number which makes it quick and easy for trainers (and training apps like Combat Go) to call out punches and combinations during a workout.
- Lead Hook
- Rear Hook
- Lead Uppercut
- Rear Uppercut
- Lead Hook to the Body
- Rear Hook to the Body
- Jab to the Body
- Cross to the Body
To help you remember consider that for a right-handed (Orthodox stance) boxer:
- Even-numbered punches are right-hand punches
- Odd-numbered punches are left-hand punches
For a left-handed boxer (Southpaw) this relationship is simply reversed.
Brian Pedone at Quiet Punch has put together a short video demonstrating these 10 basic punches.
In our Technique Primer you can find more details and videos on all the common punches as well as defensive moves, footwork, kicks and knees & elbows.
Learning with Combat Go
Whether you are an experienced boxer or a beginner, Combat Go can help you learn the basics, improve your skills and get a great workout. If you have been boxing for a while you should be able to jump in and start using our web app to generate workouts for shadow boxing and bag/pad work right away. If you are new to boxing, read on for some tips on how to get started with boxing and the Combat Go app.