Hull Team GB – Signpost 6

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Practice these activities on your own!

Shadow boxing

One training method for boxers is shadow boxing, meaning you just do the boxing on your own!

Make sure you’ve got plenty of space between yourself and others, and try out these 5 moves.

Start by standing with one foot in front of the other with your fists up to your nose.

Let’s begin!

Jab and Cross

  • For a ‘jab’, punch straight in front. If you’re stood with your right foot in front, punch with your right arm (and vice versa).
  • For a ‘cross’, you want to punch across your body and twist as you punch forwards. If you’re stood with your right foot in front, punch with your left arm (and vice versa).

Upper cut

  • Drop your elbow down and punch upwards until your fist is in line with your eyes.
  • Do this on both sides!


  • Raise your elbow up so your forearm is horizontal.
  • Then curve punch forwards as if you’re trying to ‘hook’ something!


  • Imagine you are avoiding a punch this time!
  • Move your head slightly forward and to the right or left (depending on where you are imagining dodging the punch from)

Ready to put your new skills to the test? Watch the video and follow along with Team GB Olympic Bronze Medallist Anthony Ogogo!

This activity was suggested by students at Priory Primary School, Stepney Primary School, and Sirius West Academy.

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Need more details on the signpost yoga activities?

Easy – Standing back bend
Raise both arms above your head.
Then gently lean backwards and tilt your head back.
Hold for 10 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, repeat 5 times.

Medium – Warrior II
Take one large step forward with the front foot facing forwards and the back foot sideways.
Put one arm out straight in front of you and one straight behind you.
Then bend the front knee and shift your weight forwards into the front leg.
Hold for 10 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, repeat 5 times.

Challenging – Tree pose
How good is your balance?
Stand on one leg with your other foot resting on the inside of your knee.
Either put your hands clasped to your chest or straight above your head.
See if you can hold for 10 seconds on each leg!

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