For Trainer 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 “Settings” at the top right-hand corner of your screen, and then tapping on "Southpaw Mode.”
Focus on striking the targets with intent and purpose, instead of pushing through the Liteshield. 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 Liteshield. 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 Liteshield, and will be indicated by the bottom target. Pivot into the Liteshield, 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!