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The Lonsdale Boxing Manual Paperback – 1 Jan 2001


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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860519139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860519133
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 21.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fully updated and revised and with a Foreword by Harry Carpenter, this clear, concise and fully illustrated manual is required reading for all aspiring boxers, their coaches and trainers.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Mar 2000
Format: Paperback
Great manual of boxing - covers all the basic moves (punches,evasion,footwork) in a clear fashion. Also a superb section on boxing fitness - numerous running and sprinting drills and explanation of peak /offpeak training. No substitute for being taught in a gym but still a really useful companion to training.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By felixbeacher@altavista.com on 26 Mar 2001
Format: Paperback
An excellent introduction to boxing. Very clearly written and with a sound, balanced perspective on the noble art. A few omissions, in particular good information on combinations, and also lacking things like weight category information. But a very handy section on ringcraft and strategy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ShiDaDao Ph.D on 28 Dec 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a book about British amateur and professional boxing training routines. The former IBF World Light-Welterweight champion, Terry Marsh - is featured throughout, with photographs of him going through his various training regimes. The author, David James, is the former British Universities and Welsh ABA Light-Heavyweight Champion, and served as the Senior National Coach to the Amateur Boxing Association. At the time of writing, he is described as the Director of Physical Recreation, at the University of Kent. This book also carries a Foreword by Harry Carpenter (1925-2010), the famous and much liked British boxing commentator for TV and radio.

The hardback (1987) contains 160 numbered pages, and consists of a Foreword and 10 distinct chapters, each dealing with various aspects of boxing training:

Foreword by Harry Carpenter.
1) Making a Start.
2) Boxing Skills.
3) Training for Boxing.
4) Work in the Gymnasium.
5) Work in the Corner.
6) Success in the Ring.
7) The Boxer and his weight.
8) Planning the Training Programme.
9) Gallery of Champions (brief biographies of boxing greats).
10) Finding a Club.
References.

The photographs throughout the book create a comprehensive guide to the basics of boxing training. Some pictures show boxers wearing headguards (amateur), whilst others depict professional training and fighting - without headguards. This books presents a thorough and logical training regime that allows the adherent to acquire a fitness that is appropriate for fighting in the ring. This fitness is as much about building a strong body for self defence, as it is about building a powerful punching technique, and a strong, clever and yet relaxed mind that can move the body around well, and auyomatically 'know' in a split-second, what technique to throw, how to move, or when to duck and weave. A modern boxing classic that is perfect in its simplicity.
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Format: Paperback
It's a very helpful book
There's not enough pictures explaining the left hook to the body, more pictures and better explanation of the technique set up and movement would be better.
More pics on all the punches would define them better.
But overall worth the money and a good learning book.
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By pm on 2 July 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a must if you box or your just a boxing fan. I got my original copy in 1986 and this version is just as good and relevant today.
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I was specifically looking for a book that could settle down the foundations of boxing. This is a great book for that, covering every important aspect of it. The pictures are all black and white but you can "read" them cleary.
A beginners book that everyone should come back to once in awhile.
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