Hello, I'm Ben Brown, and this is how to get close to a boxer to apply a Judo throw. So here's my job today. I need to be able to help a Judo player close the distance against the boxer so that they can get the grip they need to apply the throw they want to throw. Here's the problem, boxers are going to sit and pick you apart with their jabs, their crosses and try to knock you out with their hooks. So I'm going to give you one of my favorite tools on how to close this distance in a safe and effective way. Great, so we're going to start from the very beginning. Alright, as you are facing your boxer, as you try to move in, if those hands are down and you just go head forward and try to jab you are going to walk right into those and that is going to be painful. One of my favorite classic defenses to this is to do what I call the wedge. My lead hand is going to reach out towards the opponent, even if it's not touching him, it's going to help keep my range and keep me defended. The other hand will be coming up to my head, dropping that elbow down and this entire thing encases my head and jaw and causes a wedge that will allow me to move into the range that I need. So as I move in with my wedge, I'm not touched. Now that last punch that he throws is going to be the one that I pick up to gain the control. So watch one more time, there it is. Once you've got the control you need, go ahead and turn into it, lift him off the ground and execute that throw.