How to Play Fast Feet in Boxing

Learn how to play fast feet from boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.

Adam Colberg: The best footwork drill, my second one, is one of my favorites as far as footwork. It’s called ‘Fast Feet.’ I do this with all my elite athlete’s and its a great way to work your reflexes, footwork and you’ve got to think through Fast Feet. Fast Feet’s a competitive game, that you can play among your training partners or your coach, where you work on your footwork fundamentals through a fun competition. Alright? You’ve got to think through Fast Feet, you kinda have to, play off one another but you wanna make sure your feet don’t get stepped on. Let me show you fast feet.

Terry Southerland: Okay. What are we doing?

Adam: I’m going to try to step on your feet. And you notice I’m box stepping with Terry to try to…[heavy breathing]…got him. That’s Fast Feet but he’s hard to get. Terry was one of the best. A slow motion reel of Fast Feet works like this, if he steps on my foot then its my turn to try to step on his. So lets say we’re playing and he’s trying to touch me, he can’t just yet but then he does, now I have to try to step on Terry’s feet. And Terry’s going to move efficiently and if he moves right and his feet don’t come too close or too far apart it’s going to be hard for me to step on his feet so then I’m going to wear out. I’m going to wear out and I’m going to improve because, I have to have efficient steps to capitalize on making it right and stepping on his feet. That’s the way Fast Feet’s played.