Bob and weave

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Bob and weave

In boxing bobbing moves the head laterally and beneath an incoming punch. As the opponent's punch arrives, the fighter bends the legs quickly and simultaneously shifts the body either slightly right or left. Fighters generally begin the bob and weave to the left, as most opponents strike with their left hand, or jab hand first. It is important to keep your hands up by and knees bent. Common mistakes made with this move include bending at the waist, bending too low, moving in the same direction as the incoming punch, and squaring up. [1]

Popular usage[edit]

The oft-heard catchphrase of Finance & Commerce reporter Bill Clements. (Example: "How're you doing?" "Oh, you know, bobbin' and weavin'.")

Notable bob and weave boxers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Boxing Masterclass - How to Bob and Weave". - Boxing Training | Fitness | Motivation. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. ^ "The Science of Mike Tyson and Elements of Peek-A-Boo: part II". SugarBoxing. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-05-07.

Chelsea Howard, 2017. Bloomsbury.