Beginner Boxing Lessons Jump Roping in Boxing Training
The next thing that we're going to cover inour introductory lesson after we get done the stretching is going to be jump roping.Some of the boxers come in, and they know how to jump rope already and a lot of themdon't. A lot of them haven't jump roped since they were a kid, and that's fine. What welike to say is a good jump roper makes a good boxer, and a good boxer makes a good jumproper. So jump ropes come in all different styles and lengths, and thicknesses and textures.This one here happens to be what we call a 'speed rope'. It's a light nylon type thingwith some good ballbearing swivels. They've also got some heavier leather ones with somegood heavy weighted handles. But what I usually
tell people is, quot;If you've never jumped ropebefore.quot; I try to let them have a go at it. I can see them over in a corner and they'retrying their best and they're jumping really high and they're winging that thing over,and this and that, and I say, quot;Hold on, stop a minute. Give me that jump rope.quot; So theyhand me the jump rope and I say, quot;You know how to learn how to jump ropeé The best wayto learn how to jump rope, you take your jump rope and then you set it aside. Okayé Youjust set it off to the side. Make believe you have a jump rope.quot; What we're going todo is as you're making a believe jump roping, your wrists are going down, we're going tobend at the wrist. Don't bend with your full
arms, and don't jump up a foot off the ground,that's just torquing your body. It's just wasting a lot of energy. We're going to jumpan inch off the floor. We're just going to revolve our wrists a little bit. Just makebelieve you've got a jump rope, that's the best way to learn. You can practice on onefoot, on the other foot, but just make believe. Okayé Now Nick here is going to show us alittle bit on how he jump ropes. That's a knot in there. Okay. Well that's a good start.Next we'll start on hand wrapping.