How to Pivot, Walk & Speed Step in Boxing

Learn how to pivot, walk and speed step from boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.

This segment on Howcast. How To Box is Intermediate Footwork. Pivoting is
essential, especially, when you’re trying to follow your opponent. Terry’s
going to assume a stance, all right. Terry’s going to pivot in circles for
us, quarter turns. He can do a complete circle or he can go left to right.
Perfect. And pivot left. Nice work.

So this way, if your opponent moves one way, all he has to do is pivot step
versus one taking three, four steps to change an angle. This is a quick
way to change an angle and be there, ready to execute your attack on your
opponent.

All right Terry, practice your walk. Look how difficult that is. All right,
Terry’s going to evade me by walking giving me his shoulder. So when I
walk to Terry, Terry has enough space. There’s no need to panic. Terry’s
just going to walk. Therefore, if I try to get up on Terry and he wants to
avoid me, he can turn his walk into a little jog. You’ve seen Bernard
Hopkins do this on several occasions.

The speed walk is a combination. It’s athletic footwork. You open up the
feet, bounce, and then you walk off. Terry’s going to show us how it’s
done. So, his speed step; he opens up his feet and walks off. The speed
step is work, step by step, by exploding off your feet, loading the back
foot, and moving off that foot into your walk.

That’s the speed step. It’s a very useful step when you need to move to A
to B quickly and you have enough space to do so. The speed step works
fantastic. Pivoting, walking off, and speed step are essentials with
regard to intermediate footwork for boxing.

There are many other techniques, but we’ll leave that to the pros. This is
for you people at home and intermediate people. If you get proficient with
your footwork and you learn the basic footwork and intermediate steps,
you’ll be surely on the rise to learning and being proficient at boxing at
home.