Coach Rick – Advanced Boxing Training – Footwork “Ali Walkoff” “Mayweather Side Step” “Gamboa Pivot”

by David Jenyns

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Video Rating: 4 / 5

Learn how to use a medicine ball to improve coordination and strength when training for boxing with expert tips for boxers in this free competitive boxing video clip. Expert: China Smith Bio: China Smith Filmmaker: Adolph Ramirez

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fdiaz05 March 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

seriously I like his shoes, what kind of shoes are those? anyone know?!

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Makaveli25x March 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

rick youre terrible man, no offense

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NextTime4U March 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

@BL0WY0URMIND LOL,, Yeah do us all a favor CLOWN, find someone else to play with on youtube… Your not riding on Coach Ricks coat tails to get views on your channel, but nice try,,,lol..

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tysonkayla35 March 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Very good foot work and mit work. I wasnt a fan at first but know i am! Respect

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tysonkayla35 March 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

This footwork is known as walking them down as well as cutting the ring off! Folks when doing this footwork you never lead with the opposite foot! Thats a golden rule! If u step to ur left u lead with the left foot .Same for the right side as well as the forward foot or back foot! Never cross ur feet unless u r shuffling backwards while circling.

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tysonkayla35 March 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

This footwork is known as the joe louis shuffle not the swaghahah walk or the crawl. Its been around for years! The ali side step was around way before ali! It was made famous by jersey Joe! He hit joe louis (and many others)with that foot work. He would turn his back during the foot work like he was pulling his trunks up than drop a Right hand! As for the pivots you never bring your foot back in a straight line also your foot shouldnt be pulled up like that!

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asianrapper209 March 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

It might look flashy, but man, will it kill!

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BadBoyBoxa March 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Theres always haters coach rick but i watch your videos all the time i think you got the best videos on youtube.Im a young coach from New Zealand and just brought the 1st mitt dvd.My 8yr old son has just started training whats the best advice you could give me for his training and also is it good to teach kids that mayweather padwork?Thank you coach rick your videos are apreciated by many brother.

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H0tkebab March 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I love the Ali step, I use it all the time in sparring. I learnt by watching the Pro boxers and them teaching me at my local club. It works well in other martial arts too such as Muay Thai for getting quickly out of the way of low kicks.

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maaudiosubs March 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Have you trained any pros just wondering cuz you realy know your stuff.

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ATACXGYM March 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I’ve used this footwork for years although I wasn’t aware of the technical names of the footwork movements.I also employ the extra slick tricky unpredictable combat ginga footwork which all by itself gives my opponents fits when they try to catch me but I reach them with ease and minimal energy expenditure.Love the vids Coach keep em jumpin.Plus I love me some JAY-Z and I love that track ON TO THE NEXT ONE.I bumps that..yes BUMPS that…on the regular

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Jacobhoward56 March 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Easy to train in the gym , Helps your fight game tremendously. why the FUCK am i just seeing your videos rick ? Where have i been.

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Jacobhoward56 March 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Great video.

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mrjones501 March 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

@xXFocusRecord in addition to that, if a conventional fighter moves to his right side, that is his weak side cuz hes open for the right hand or left hook. If he moves to his left, he gets a head of the opponent and its hard to hit and can set up combos better. Example of that, sugar ray robinson. rare very rare he moved to the right side and does that side step shit

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mrjones501 March 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm

@xXFocusRecord of course. Fancier doesn’t mean better. Perfect exampble winky vs. tito. ifyou notice on that ifght tito was doing the side step all night and as soon as he did that, he was out of balance and wasn’t in a position to punch. another example, kostya Tszyu..never had a fancy footwork but always on balance to fire. thats why he beat a faster judah and beat forrest in the olympics.

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mrjones501 March 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

that side step or walk off..is the reason why tito got fucked up by winky wright

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xXFocusRecord March 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm

@NextTime4U Awesome video! What is the purpose of Ali Stepping vs conventional side stepping?Faster? Also do you feel Ali’s footwork style leave you less able to balance yourself if you get hit, it seems like it really goes against conventional footwork.

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TheUnlearnt March 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Brilliant. I love your videos, you’re always breaking everything down so well, thanks for the post.

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marvs420 March 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Good stuff, man. Thanks for posting!

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MrKeepnit100 March 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm

@NextTime4U lol don’t hurt the poor kid he obviously didn’t get love from his father

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miozinho85 March 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Great stuff!!!

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newmedstudent March 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Sir,
If only you lived in the southern california area. I have been looking for a trainer that can train me in the mayweather style but also in the Cus Damato peek a boo style but, over here it seems that every trainer trains the same way. I do have a question, since I do not have a trainer that does the type of training I look for, is there anyway to do the mitt training on the heavy bag, sort of hitting the same configuration on the bag numerous times????

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newmedstudent March 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

Sir,
If only you lived in the southern california area. Over here it seems that every trainer trains the same way. I do have a question, since I do not have a trainer that does the type of training I look for, is there anyway to do the mitt training on the heavy bag, sort of hitting the same configuration on the bag numerous times????

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newmedstudent March 9, 2011 at 1:01 am

Sir,
If only you lived in the southern california area. I have been looking for a trainer that can train me in the mayweather style but also in the Cus Damato peek a boo style but, over here it seems that every trainer trains the same way. I do have a question, since I do not have a trainer that does the type of training I look for, is there anyway to do the mitt training on the heavy bag, sort of hitting the same configuration on the bag numerous times????

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newmedstudent March 9, 2011 at 1:39 am

Sir,
If only you lived in the southern california area. I have been looking for a trainer that can train me in the mayweather style but also in the Cus Damato peek a boo style but, over here it seems that every trainer trains the same way. I do have a question, since I do not have a trainer that does the type of training I look for, is there anyway to do the mitt training on the heavy bag, sort of hitting the same configuration on the bag numerous times????

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DemosthenesOSC March 9, 2011 at 2:37 am

@Solowizard That guy would probably beat your ass.

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iAmR3alMUZIK1 March 9, 2011 at 3:23 am

I used to do this in training when I used to be a boxer.. The technique does help toughen up Ur abs for even the hardest body shots. You do have to start at a comfortable level yet a bit challenging. Stomach shots to Ur body will make u bring Ur hands down that are protecting Ur face so this helps to male sure that doesn’t happen much.

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Solowizard March 9, 2011 at 4:04 am

There’s no way I would listen to any guy name China.

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XcuZ2win March 9, 2011 at 4:43 am

how many times you do this each training? thnx

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seros2010 March 9, 2011 at 4:51 am

Hi, SuperJump2010 &
SuperJumpTwo2010, on YouTube, A 4 &1/2 feet vertical, over 2000 views, Amazing videos

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daviaker March 9, 2011 at 5:17 am

If i do that, i cant see if the balls hit the gut or not, but if i train like this, it is the body toughness that we practice right?

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dellthinker March 9, 2011 at 5:29 am

Those medicine balls are no joke. I worked out with them doing sit ups. I HATE them!

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Nickyup16 March 9, 2011 at 5:53 am

It can hurt both men and women, but no real long term damage. Just make sure you have a pretty strong core before trying this.

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ThimplyTheBestht March 9, 2011 at 6:50 am

if you’re getting punched there anyway, i wouldn’t have thought that it would make much difference.

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adg135 March 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

does anyone know if theres a difference if a girl does this since we are built differently? i’ve been doing this with my trainer but another trainer says its bad so i stopped b/c i dont want to do more damage then good and if doesnt matter i’ll do it b/c it does make the punches feel less damaging then they used to

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xxdonaldqxx March 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

OUCH!!!

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Curatalo506 March 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

Hey China, never heard of you, stop saying your the peoples champ. Your an unfamous douchebagg.

Thanks for the video tho

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tonyvandemil March 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

why name your baby China

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BRANOFNF March 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

I just read the top comment and was sitting there like ‘How the fuck…? But…. What?’ then just saw the second comment lol. Tsh.

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BRANOFNF March 9, 2011 at 10:16 am

*Beep beep beep.* Ah, his fried chicken is ready.

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chichikov8 March 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

I am interested to know if there is any truth in what you say. It makes sense, but when I used to fight we kicked the hell out of each other’s legs to toughen them for taking leg kicks, and kicked hard object to toughen our shins. I know from experience that it worked- I could take a decent amount of leg kicks, in the beginning just a couple from a good fighter made me whimper. It seems like its the same principal.

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mois2202 March 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

its been medically proven that all it does is mess up your internal organs. you shouldnt drop it on your stomach just work your core muscles and abs alot. right now i do about 200 situps at the gym with the medicine ball to ensure that when someone hits me with a body shot that im ready to take it.

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Boxinglad123 March 9, 2011 at 11:17 am

u start off doing it from a few inches and build up to that height

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01Dominator10 March 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

hmm hard man

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MrBubbles70 March 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

i think i would have shit my pants if someone dropped a medicine ball on my abs like that…would have cried like lil’ bitch too….

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boggleH March 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Um how? The ribs protect the heart and the lungs mostly. Your kidney’s liver stomach etc are only protected by what fat, muscle and skin you have covering it. If you work out your abs they will get bigger and offer more protection.

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liquid1122 March 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Sorry, I meant sit ups, of course not Push ups, how would that work? lol

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liquid1122 March 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Anybody see on HBO 24/7 Calzaghe/Jones that Calzaghe’s dad/trainer just hit Joe in the stomch with a medicine ball while he did push ups? It was awesome in some weird way that made me wanna do it.

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MaZoBoxinG March 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

to firm the body shots….i makes ur body get use to it

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newjersey02 March 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

not really, our organs and livers are protected from the inside……… its ok to do this

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