by the U.S. Naval Institute


296 pages, 8.5" x 11"

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  • Chapter List
During World War II the U.S. Navy used sports to condition recruits both mentally and physically for combat. The Naval Aviation Physical Training (V-5) Program compiled specific manuals outlining the instruction in each sport. Boxing is the essence of the fighting man, and from time immemorial it has been used to train, harden and discipline military personnel. Plus, army trainers have always considered boxing the best training possible for bayonet fighting. It is only natural, then, that boxing was central to the V-5 training program.

Boxing, originally published in 1943, was compiled by boxing champions and coaches to teach World War II cadets how to take a punch and fight back viciously, calmly and with deadly intent. The manual was so successful that the U.S. Naval Institute reissued it several times, and copies of the original manual are still in high demand.

Get yourself into top fighting shape by following the combat-proven boxing drills used by generations of naval recruits.
1) The History of Boxing
2) The Place of Boxing in the Naval Aviation Physical Training Program
3) Facilities, Gear and Safety in Boxing
4) Procedure and Method in the Teaching of Boxing
5) Conditioning for Boxing
6) Position, Movement and Hitting Power
7) Straight and Bent Arm Blows and Technique-The Left Lead
8) Straight and Bent Arm Blows and Technique- The Right Lead
9) Feinting and Drawing , Clinching and Infighting
10) Ring Science
11) The Naval Aviation Boxing Program