Boxing Headguards – not what most think
Boxing Headguards – The Simple Truth
The international boxing commision say concussions went down 43% when they removed head guards
Headguruards in Boxing and other martial arts are mainly used for stopping cuts and the clash of heads. This is actually a great use for them, but the myth seems to be that they stop head trauma.
This is not true, if you punch someone hard in the head the brain still moves around with or without a headguard on.
In fact many experts believe the headguard actually increases the brain movement, see the video below.
There you go, that’s it. Now let’s look at why and how to train safely
Boxing Headguards – Train Skillfully
So this is how we train Boxing at Function First Lincoln, in fact, all our martial arts are trained like this.
We decided many years ago to adjust the way we train and the school of hard knocks is just not our way. Don’t misunderstand that last statement, we train hard and we go hard especially when prepping for a fight show.
One thing is this though, once you get used to being punched in the head then there is little if any benefit of being punched in the head any more.
Boxing Headguards – Schools of thought
There are different schools of thought on this. Some professional fighters don’t spar at all and some go 100% every session.
We work on a 100 to 1 ratio and we alter it a little when you have a fight coming up.
100 sparring sessions where you train technique and skill to one heavy session.
Boxing Headguards – Skill over Power
We believe its much more useful and safer to develop skill and control of your strikes. Find your targets while skillfully tagging your training partner means you can go to work the next day without looking like you have been in a car crash. In fact, you don’t need to feel like you have been in one either.
Boxing Headguards – See This Video for some information