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52 Blocks Basic Training Vol.1
Coaches Lyte Burly and Pete Kautz cover essential drills for 52 such as the rolling punch, shoeshine drills, blocks and counter punches, head movement, sensitivity drills and the science behind why the blocks work to trick the eye!
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52 Blocks "Red Volume" With Lyte Burly
Offense Wins Fights, Defense Wins Championships
This DVD covers an overview of Blocks 1-30, exciting footage of his student Young Burly training for and winning in the Golden Gloves and technical drills to connect your flow when moving block-to-block with Dink from the UK. ($20)

Using The Fight Ball For 52 Blocks & Boxing Solo Training
Copyright Pete Kautz 2016

The Fight Ball is an unusual piece of equipment that consists of a ball on an elastic cord that is attached to a hat or headband. It is struck with the fists and rebounds back, like the child's paddle-ball toy but adapted for Boxing.

I first saw this device in 2009, being used by Boxers from the former Soviet Union. If you search on YouTube you can find footage of Ukrainian Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko using the Fight Ball, for example. So, it's not an original idea just one that most people in other countries have never been exposed to.

So, let's look at training with the fight ball and then see how to build one yourself!

Training With The Fight Ball

Building The Fight Ball

Advanced Hand & Foot Coordination Drill

The Fight Ball is great at getting you used to things coming at your face. It also builds up a lot of evasion and defensive footwork. If the ball touches you, consider it to be your opponent's glove. Don't let it hit your face or body; parry it off your arms and elbows, slip it, dodge it, and so on.

I hope you've enjoyed this article and that it's inspired you to make one of these. I think it will quickly become one of your favorite training devices when you don't have a partner. It's silly looking but gives the feeling of a sparring session better than any commercial device I know of.

If you don't have elastic available then use your brain and improvise. One guy saw my videos and put this together using rubber bands, string, a rubber ball and some duct tape! All very clever substitutions for what he didn't have.

All my very best to you,

Pete Kautz

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