Keep your fist closed or open?

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  1. Tariq muhammad

    Tariq muhammad New Member Full Member

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    So I was taught in the basic guard to keep my fist closed. However, after doing research it says to keep your hands open then close on impact. Is one better than the other? When I say I close my fist, I don’t mean completely tensed up like a bodybuilder and shoulders shrugged up. Just closed fist, relaxed shoulders.
     
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    Tariq muhammad New Member Full Member

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    My coach told me to keep it closed as well, I just follow his advice. There is so much out there it can get confusing.
     
  4. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I advocate loosely closed and then making a hard fist as you punch. Basically squeeze your hand closed as your rotate your fist so that it’s solid upon impact. You squeeze a punch like you squeeze a trigger.
     
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