Don't pass up a chance to deliver
a head punch simply because you
want to land a body blow.
Ring generals, of course, find
the weakness of the opponent
and hammer him there whenever
they get a chance. But in boxing
- you are working for points not
trying to batter a man to pieces
and finally deliyer.a knockout.
; I want to explain feinting
which is perhaps the finest "bit of'
ring work from the spectators'
viewpoint-and also an art most
necessary to every boxer.
Feinting means to make your
opponent'belieyeyouare going to
hit him in one place$ thus drawing ,
him off his guard, leaving an
opening into which you can, shoot'
the real punclrthat you'plan.
Tq do this you musf be quick.
Feinting comes -hard a. first, hut
don't be discouraged. It'll copie
natural after a time audit's a big
Put your . left foot forward
from six to ten inches, according,
to the length: of your legs, make
believeyou are sending the left
hand to your opponent's body or
head, -then pull back the arm,
quickly step toward your oppea
ent and shoot the left into the
place you want
This is a fine point in boxing,
but, as I said before, it can bny
come with practice and Jo ac
complish it you -must wonjc like
lightning so as not to give the
,'other fellow a chance to guess
I have always had success in
puzzling ' opponents' moving
around, shifting, -side-stepping,
feinting and ducking. L always
try to keep in motion and be
wilder With quickness.
By being quick you rattle your
opponent, as he cannot continual
ly follow you. Hegets flustered
and you" have a chance to hit him
when he least 'expects it.
To be a boxer " you niust be
quick, moving with, the speed of
a piston rod. Never" -place your
self in a position where your op
ponent can get a good smash at'
you: Keep moving-qircle around
nop around, jurfip back and forth,
but always-keep- in, motion. '
And remember, yrd.u are in the
ring for the purpose ol guarding
yourself from the other fellow's
punches-and to punch him at
every opportunity """
(Effective punches will be
taken Up inmy next article.)
IN' THE LIMELIGHT
One ofthe-most popular of the
western women in Washington
is Mrs. Coe I. Craw-r
ford, wife of the
Senator from South
Dakota. -While de
voting ndt,a little
time to the many
social duties -which
fall upon a senator's
wife, Mrs. Crawford
has achieved an en
viable reputation as
a mother. She has
not seen fit to rele
gate her boys and girls to the care
pf another while she climbs the
social ladder, as many other'
Washington mothers do.
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