For Trainer-led classes, you’ll use six essential punches on Liteboxer’s Shield incorporating uppercuts and defensive movements. Generally speaking, if you’re right handed, you will use an orthodox stance, standing with your left foot in front -- if you’re left handed, you will use a southpaw stance, standing with your right foot in front. You can adjust your stance setting by going to “More” at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, and then tapping “Preferences.”
Focus on striking Liteboxer's Shield, instead of pushing through the Shield. Since the Shield is stationary, strike with intent and purpose. This will not only help avoid unnecessary wrist strain, but also allow you to keep up with the tempo and hit on the right beat. Reset to guard position after every punch to avoid missing quick tempo or target changes.
The Six Essential Punches
Target 1: Jab to the Head (lead)
Consider the target in the “1” position as a jab to the “head”. Your back arm remains tight in guard position as the front arm fully extends, while your knuckles rotate to strike the Shield. Be sure to quickly reset to guard position after each punch. A jab is the most effective punch in boxing.
Target 2: Cross to the Head (rear)
Target 2 is your cross to the head -- the punch that packs the most power. With your front arm in guard and back arm in full extension, rotate your hip and pivot off the ball of your back foot: rotate-stab-reset.
Target 3: Jab to the Body (lead)
Slightly step in to transfer weight to the front foot, with your back arm in guard and front arm fully extended. Quickly reset your extended arm to guard position.
Target 4: Cross to the Body (rear)
Target 4 is like a cross to the body with your front arm in guard and an internal rotation of the hand, hip and foot. Keep your core stable and reset quickly.
Targets 5 & 6: Uppercuts (front and rear)
Your right and left uppercut punches will land on the pad beneath your shield, and will be indicated by the bottom target. Pivot into the shield, drop your back hip then stab to either the left or right. Your back arm remains tight in guard, while you lean to the front and side to stab into the pad. Remember to maintain a stable core!