Hello, Ben Brown here, and this is how to position hands in boxing. So what we're going to talk about today is not that classic hands in front of your body stance for boxing. We're going to take a look at the Philly Shell. The Philly Shell is an old school way of positioning your hands where your lead hand comes down and boxes out in front of your ribcage. What that means is your ribs are covered and your shoulder is really what's taking the place of the protective hand. The other hand will be up and high against the cheek. And you are using the side of your body to deflect any punches. This is the Philly Shell and this is a great tool for defensive boxers and counter strikers. Here's a couple of fantastic applications for the Philly Shell. One is just a simple shoulder roll. When he throws that right straight you roll your shoulder through. This helps everything deflect. It's really difficult to get to your face when he's doing that punch. Again. The next one is to lift the elbow. And that will literally throw the punch in the opposite direction. So it throws that over. And using both of these techniques they will invite a big loop and counter shot with your left hand. So if it's with a shoulder roll the left hand can still come around. Or with that lifting elbow it's still there.