5 Basic Boxing Techniques to Learn at Home During Quarantine (No Gym Needed)

The past several months have seen a number of gym closures around the world. Although people may be unable to attend physical gym locations—that doesn’t have to stop you from getting a workout in.

The beauty of boxing is that it can be performed nearly anywhere as long as you have some basic equipment such as gloves and a bag. Boxing can be challenging to master, but anyone can begin the basics with a few simple tools.

What are the basic boxing techniques I can learn at home to get in shape?

Beginners can learn the fundamentals of boxing by practicing basic punches, combos and drills. If you’re looking to start your boxing journey—we’ll show you how to begin learning the skills you need right now.

Man in Boxing Stance

What are the Basic Skills of Boxing?

The basic skills of boxing include the boxer’s stance, the jab, the cross, the hook, and the uppercut punches.

Successful boxers are able to employ a combination of skilled footwork and punches together in close synchronization. Mastering these basic techniques can help any workout enthusiast successfully learning the art of boxing.

What is the correct boxing stance?

To start practicing the proper boxer’s stance:

1. Lead with the shoulder opposite of your punching hand (Right-handed boxers should position their left shoulder toward the target and vice-versa)

2. Feet should be positioned shoulder width apart

3. Position feet at a 45 degree angle towards your intended target

4. Keep your knees and hips bent slightly

5. Place elbows close to your sides and use your forearms to shield the chest

6. Keep the glove at shoulder height

7. Position the right glove underneath the chin with the wrist turned inwards

    Footwork and stance is a key element to building and developing successful boxing skills. If you would like to watch a tutorial explaining the boxing stance, be sure to check it out here (link to video):

    What are the basic boxing punches?

    There are four main punches that build the foundation of boxing—they include the following:

    The Jab: A quick punch that is used by the forward moving arm. Right handed boxers use the left arm to jab and vice versa.


    The Cross: A straight punch thrown by the rear arm. Right handed boxers use their right arm and vice versa.

    boxer throwing a cross punch


    The Hook: A short side punch thrown at a 90 degree angle. These types of punches can be thrown with either arm.


    The Uppercut: A short upward punch thrown to the body with either arm. 


      Boxing techniques for beginners can be learned from any location without having a gym. Learn the best boxing techniques at home until you develop more advanced boxing technique combos.

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      The Author: Tommy Duquette is the Co-Founder and Head of Content  at FightCamp. He is a former US Boxing Team member with 136 fights under his belt and qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials as the #2 seed. He has 18 years experience training clients in boxing and fitness.