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The Arena Boxing Coach Emphasizes Defense in Class

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Defense wins fights. Although offense gets all the glory, often good defense creates the openings for the offense. Coach Joe Vargas emphasizes this in his boxing class. We teach technique at The Arena, not cardio boxing classes.


Coach Joe Vargas:

Today’s class was all about defense. We focused a lot today on the slips and parries, on the counter punches, and on the range. For the most part people just want to land punches, but most of the fights are won on defense. That was the key component in today’s class at The Arena. Defense, defense, defense.

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