• To be in a position to punch or defend.
  • Defend means – parry punches or cover head or cover body.

Teaching points?

  • Dominant hand – thumb on cheek bone.
  • Lead hand – a little further forward.
  • Look in between hands.
  • There are different styles of guard. Some coaches would say look over hands, and position both hands a little further forwards.
  • Forearms parallel.
  • Relax the shoulders.
  • Tuck chin down.

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