Thursday, May 22, 2008

Left Hook

The left hook (or lead hook) is an all important punch in boxing and mixed martial arts. The problem is it is difficult to learn and even harder too find good instruction in how to do it. I personally like to teach it from a bottom up approach, foot and hip torque before the punch is thrown since this maximizes power in the punch.

A very good instructional video on YouTube is at I would embed this video but that feature is disabled.
This video does a great job in illustrating the importance of using the body in throwing the hook – a powerful hook is feet first then knees, hips, shoulder and finally the arm and fist. It helps to think of it as a whip like movement, the final snap of the whip is the fist moving and hitting the target.

Our next practice is Friday night at 6pm.

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