How To Roll Punches

Why It’s Important To Roll Punches

It’s important to roll punches as it provides openings for you to unleash big shots with your momentum working for you. The fact you’re moving your head in a non-linear way, whilst moving closer to your opponent gives you this opportunity.  If they are trying to land shots and you’re moving form side to side, you’re going to give yourself a great opportunity to counter and get underneath their outstretched arms providing nice target areas to the body.

Not only is it incredible satisfying for you to be able to evade punches having your opponent swinging at air, it will give you the psychological advantage too. No one likes swinging at air, your opponent will use up energy doing this and if missing, more than likely get frustrated, will try again, put more power behind the shots, and miss again as you roll.

This will compound itself giving you even more opportunity to get underneath and inside delivering powerful blows to an ever more increasingly frustrated opponent.

How to Roll Punches

Roll Punches To The Left
To roll punches the legs do the majority of the work.  You must push in to the floor with your rear foot, allowing you to gain momentum and rotate your body round, moving you head right, clockwise and back, down to 8 o’clock, in a circular clockwise fashion to your left.  The power and speed comes from your ability to push into the floor with your rear foot and use that as a springboard to set the roll in motion.

You must have both gloves against your chin in the peek-a-boo style with your eyes firmly fixed on your opponent. Make sure you have a spring in your knees to absorb this circular movement, back down and clockwise.

Roll Punches To The Right
To roll punches to the right, moving the opposite way. You must push into the floor with your lead foot, allowing you to gain momentum and rotate your body round, moving you head left, clockwise and back, down to 8 o’clock, in a circular clockwise fashion down to your right. The power and speed again comes form your ability to push into the floor with your lead foot and use that force and momentum to set the roll in motion.

You must have both gloves against your chin in the peek-a-boo style, with your eyes firmly fixed on your opponent. Make sure you have a spring in your knees absorbing this circular movement, back down and clockwise.

The most important facts are to use the power of your lead or rear foot, remember to roll left, you must first move right, and to roll right you must first move left.

Don’t Forget when Rolling Punches, that no gaps are left.

  • Make sure your elbows tucked in, nice and tight
  • Make sure your gloves are up “peek-a-book” style
  • Make sure your eyes are fixed on your opponent
  • Make sure you push off with your lead/rear foot giving you momentum

Training To Roll Punches On Your Own

The Maize Bag
Using the maize bag will provide you an opportunity to get underneath a moving target and come back with your own big shots such as hooks and uppercuts.

Approaching the bag you can start off at range firing out your jab, then as you move closer in, start to move your head from side to side, as you get closer begin rolling punches and come back with shots of your own.

Do this drill for a three-minute round, stepping back and using the flick jab as an active rest. Then moving back in, rolling and landing your own power shots.

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