A boxer's stance can be as individual as their physical and
psychological makeup or as good or bad as the trainer that
trains them. Due to the fact that not every boxing trainer
is good at the job there are many students of boxing who
unknowingly are not able to adequately defend themselves.
A boxing stance is a permutation maze of accumulating
equations of hands, arms, legs, and body defence and attack
movements. The actions of defence-attack happen
simultaneously and a trainer's position is to teach the
boxing student a flexible stance that provides a practical
defence capability combined with positive attack factors. A
boxing student armed with these ingredients for progress can
confidently attain experience.
A stance should allow for good forward, backward and
sideways movement with any alteration in balance being fully
controlled to allow position and punch advantage. The hands
and arm defence positions should also be the beginning of
their attack position without any prior movement.
Defence and attack usually happen simultaneously therefore
any hand and arm movement from a defence position to gain
more leverage and punching power will open up that defence
to an attack. Co-ordination, body balance, good hand and arm
positions in defence and attack combined with fluid leg
movements allow boxers time for tactical expressions of