Throwing hook punches question

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  1. Davidalat21333

    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

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    When throwing a left hook for example, should my left arm draw back slightly before throwing it? By this, I mean that when I throw my left hook, my left hand and arm slightly moves back as I create the arch to deliver the punch. Is this something that is proper technique, or a bad habit?
     
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    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

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    Here’s a perfect Example. Notice how the arrow indicates that his arm moves back very slightly and to the side, forming the arch before he throws the hook
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  3. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    it's not about the arm, its about hips and the type of punch. If you want to throw the hardest hook you can, you got to move your hips in opposite direction first, and then turn back like a spring towards the target. Your hand should always follow that motion, so the hand also goes back a little bit. If you throw a jab, it is mostly a shoulder punch, so there is no such hip twisting. And of course, legs should also follow that movement.
     
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  4. beewood

    beewood New Member Full Member

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    Once the punch is loaded by body rotation there should be no need to bring the punching hand back any further than where it is, by doing this you are telegraphing the punch and adding more movement that is not required. The punch should start at exactly the same time as the body rotates and should land as the rear heel hits the floor. Whilst the hook is one of boxings more complex punches it should still be executed with only the necessary amount of movement with a view to maintaining balance even if the punch misses and the ability to throw a follow up punch or make a defensive movement.
     
  5. Davidalat21333

    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

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    Okay, I see. Thanks for this.
     
  6. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The answer — no.
     


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