Thread: What Style of Left Hook?
08-24-2005, 02:56 PM #1
What Style of Left Hook?
My instructors keep getting me to try to change the style of my left hook. They want my left hook to start as a left jab and then snap it through. This way, they say, you keep everything tighter and more compact. Bas Rutten has you come with a left hook much further out. I prefer this style because it gives you much more power. How do you guys throw your left hook?
08-24-2005, 03:09 PM #2
short and compact as possible and getting back to the ready position as quick as you can. looping punches, in an attempt to get more power, leaves you vulnerable. being able to snap a quick short hook is what every fighter tries to perfect.
08-24-2005, 04:30 PM #3Retired Vet
Originally Posted by 1819
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What he said. Plus a long range looping hook often requires you to drop your hand to get extra leverage behind the hook leaving you open unless you have that chin tucked right down behind your shoulder.
08-24-2005, 07:25 PM #4
I love my long wide left hook..it kinda dips around but slightly up...not a better felling when when that baby connects...woohooo
I am a southpaw so the power is there
Last edited by Box This*; 08-24-2005 at 07:27 PM.
08-24-2005, 07:33 PM #5Originally Posted by striker93
08-24-2005, 09:14 PM #6Originally Posted by Box This*
08-24-2005, 09:32 PM #7
So am I hearing you right, or am I not understanding you?
08-24-2005, 09:45 PM #8Originally Posted by BeerBaron
08-25-2005, 08:25 AM #9Originally Posted by Box This*
08-27-2005, 03:43 AM #10New Member
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The cross originally was actually a different punch again. Where the other guys throws first, like a jab, and you come over it with a knockout punch, while slipping his shot at the same time. The arms cross one another in slow mo.
And because he is coming forward, the power goes off the scale-it is the most powerful setup in boxing.
As to hooks, it comes down to individual body type how wide your hooks are. As long as the lead foot is turning with the hooking hand, and the back foot and hips are pivoting, that is what counts.
Some hook wide, some just turn the shoulder on the jab which sounds like what striker is trying to describe. If he is a long limbed upright fighting dude, this style would suit.
The best way to develope the natural hook is to practice the three shot combo. Left jab, straight right, hook.Then do it moving forward on every punch.
08-27-2005, 01:33 PM #11Originally Posted by crag
09-03-2005, 07:45 AM #12Originally Posted by 1819
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