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A Need for Speed – Proper Footwork

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of articles that explore what it takes to build the perfect fighter. These articles will lead you through the processes of laying the proper groundwork in the gym through the various stages of competition.  The series will touch on some of the fundamental aspects of boxing, like delivery of punches and ring generalship, but will focus primarily on the mental and philosophical aspects of the sport. The basics are the basics the world over and, although most coaches have their own way of doing things, there is also a science behind the sport and there is little room for interpreting that in any other way than the way nature intended. There is a reason boxing is called the “Sweet Science.”

Approaching this series in the same way you would when you’re building anything correctly, we’ll begin in the same way…starting from the ground up.

 

A Need for Speed – Proper Footwork

An underutilized resource of many fighters is their footwork. Although they realize how important it is in relation to balance and movement, they fail to understand what a vital role it plays in both offense and defense. As a fighter, quick movements can carry you within your opponents range to connect and rapidly move you out of range before your opponent is able to counter.

A small step on the inside can quickly put you in position where you can hit and not get hit. By constantly moving, this puts your opponent in a reactive mode where he is continually being forced to readjust to be in a position to mount an offensive attack. Using footwork to step to the side of your opponent, you also take away their forward momentum and can then use that against him.

TBC Success Stories – Leah

TITLE Boxing Club provides many opportunities for health and wellness. For some members,  their experience inside the club can merge into their professional lives. Leah Foster, Lee’s  Summit TITLE Boxing Club member, shares how she did just that after achieving her weight loss  goals and meeting massage therapist, Arlene Williams.

I have been a member of TITLE Boxing Club for a little over a year now.  I joined with some close  friends. We were looking for a different type of workout to help kick-start our goal to have a healthier lifestyle.

Since joining TITLE Boxing Club in Lee’s Summit, I’ve eaten healthy and lost 45 pounds. This full body workout through kickboxing or boxing not only helped me lose weight, but has tightened and toned areas around my body.

After years of a variety of different diets and gyms, the workout at TITLE Boxing Club offered such intensity, I found it hard to not continue to push myself.  I never leave without feeling as though the class wasn’t enough for me. I love that you go at your own pace and make it what you put into it.

Not only has TITLE Boxing Club helped me with my personal life but has assisted in my professional life.  In the last couple months I had noticed they were offering massage therapy with Cre8u Massage. I thought what a great way to marry both health and wellness together.

At American Medical Response (AMR), we provide emergent and non-emergent medical ambulance transportation. Our focus is on our patients, our customer, and caregiver inspired. We strive to embrace these values on every call we respond to, in every community we work in.

It was the perfect opportunity for me to connect with Arlene with Cre8u Massage to help connect patient care and wellness together.  Arlene was happy to help assist at our most recent American Case Managers Association conference, just one of the outreach programs I work with every year. This new found connection with Arlene will help us both reach more people.

With the help of TITLE Boxing Club, I am enjoying a healthy lifestyle and a connection with massage therapy for an equal balance of wellness. So thank you TITLE Boxing Club and thank you Arlene with Cre8u massage! ~ Leah Foster

You can find the pair at Greenwood Elementary school this weekend, as they continue to share their experiences with TITLE Boxing Club and wellness.

Arleen offers single session and massage packages by appointment at the Lee’s Summit TITLE Boxing Club at the front desk or call 816-524-2696—makes a great holiday gift!

Leah’s success story is brought to you by the Lee’s Summit, MO TITLE Boxing Club.