The right hook is an underrated boxing punch that has a lot of potential and power but it is quite difficult to execute. Therefore it is a punch that should not be excluded from your training – it may not work for some people as everyone has their signature punches but I still encourage drilling and practicing it.
Boxing combinations flow from one hit into another as your body’s weight shifts. In this case we are not going to throw a hit from the opposing arm following the first left hook. We are instead going to quickly reload the left hook and fire again as if the first hook lands and the opportunity is still open.
After learning the straight jab and back hand we next learn how to throw the left hook. Adding the left hook also teaches you how to transfer your body weight so that you may flow with your punches, linking them together to form combinations. In this tutorial we use the basic 1232 combo as an introduction.
If you stand too close your opponent can hit you whereas if you stand too far you will need to take multiple steps before you can strike your opponent. This tutorial will help you find the optimal distance to stand from the bag or your opponent and teach you how to maximize your punch range by extending your arms.
A quick method for wrapping your hands for boxing and kick boxing training. It helps to have a trainer wrap your hands the first couple of times but thereafter you are always expected to do it on your own. Hand wraps protect your wrists and the small bones of the hand as well as absorb sweat to protect the gloves.
You now need to learn how to add boxing punches and movement together. You are not punching while moving but instead moving yourself into different positions then stopping before throwing a boxing combination. I’ve explained you need to move in your boxing stance because you may need to punch at a moments notice.
In this tutorial I introduce what the 6 main types of boxing punches are and I give an example of a boxing combination from these punches. Each punch is assigned a different number so when I write the combinations in a string e.g. 1123632 then you will understand what punches create the combo and how to do it.
This hardcore boxing combination combines many of the punches we have learnt so far in the technique tutorial series. Use the combo to assess and polish your competency in the punch techniques as well as your ability to shift your body weight repeatedly. It is a great combination to use for a fitness workout too!