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By Doug Werner

ISBN-10: 1884654096

ISBN-13: 9781884654091

A straightforward, hugely illustrated, hassle-free boxing advisor that promotes enjoyable, health, self-defense, and self-confidence. counseled through united states Boxing, nationwide governing physique for newbie boxing.

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37 Basic Punches Left Hook The legendary left hook is the most difficult punch to learn. Unlike the jab and straight right, the left hook has mysterious nuances that simply take time for most boxers to discover and assimilate. The hook is generally misunderstood. Most beginners think the left hook is some sort of sweeping, roundhouse punch thrown and powered by a loopy left arm. I did, anyway. But it isn’t anything like that. The hook is an inside power punch. The punch begins with a weight transfer to your left side.

I’m told that the jab is the only punch to use in a street fight as it can be thrown with a great deal of effectiveness without risking exposure, loss of balance or mobility. The wallop of a crisply thrown jab is more than enough to break a nose and hopefully end the dispute. Watch any competitive bout and the jab count far exceeds that of any other punch. It’s the bread and butter of offensive boxing. Breathing Exhale as you deliver all your punches in short, spitting wheezes. Believe it or not, the tendency is to hold your breath when punching.

The arm is held in place as described above, and the punch is delivered by pivoting left foot, left leg and torso sharply to the right in a powerful, onepiece torquing action. The arm doesn’t move independently of the whole. Like a gate swinging around its hinged post, this punch is powered by leg, hips, back and everything else in the barn. When it’s thrown properly, it’s one of the mighty weapons in boxing and is held in very high esteem. When I work the hook, my coach tells me to crush peanuts with the ball of my left foot as I swing it around and to think hey buddy, come on over here!

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