Boxing & Padwork | Body Hooks

Body hooks, like head hooks, are also a round stopper. In fact a good body shot can be more devastating than a head hook. I have been hit in the head and across the jaw countless times and luckily I haven’t even seen stars but I have been caught of guard with a bodyshot at least three times that I can remember and all three times I had to go down to one knee.

Body Hooks

Lead Hand

 

Teaching points:

  • Bend the knees and drop torso whilst staying upright
  • Rotate shoulder and hip and throw the hook
  • Return hand to the guard position

Body Hooks

Rear Hand

Teaching points:

  • Bend the knees and drop torso whilst staying upright
  • Rotate shoulder and hip and throw the hook
  • Return hand to the guard position

The Padwork

Teaching points:

  • Keep pads on their side
  • Pad stays in line with tip of punchers elbow

Or for single punches just hold up one pad….

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