You’ve seen it in the movies and in promotional footage of fighters, but have you tried the Rope Slip drill? It’s easy to perform and a great way to get your core sharp for quick slip movement. Because, while you can’t duck every punch, you can at least soften the blow by avoiding the full force.
Slipping, the act of moving just out of the way of an oncoming punch, is an important skill to develop. Even if you never master perfect slipping, you need to do it good enough to protect your body from potentially dangerous hits. And amateur fighters need to be able to keep their opponent from scoring easy points by making themselves into a slippery moving target.