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Our last Boxing & Padwork article focused on the jab and the cross, now we are going to focus on hooks, particularly short range hooks to the head.
Ok so little background on the hook first. As with all punches throwing some head or body hooks at a bag or focus pads is great cardio but in the context of boxing for real and not just fitness head hooks are great for ….well…. how can I put this errm……
‘Knocking people out’!!!
Your generally aiming for the jaw bone with enough force that it whips the opponents head round so quickly they lose consciousness. Man, that sounds so callous when you put it into words!!
The same punch can be thrown with the rear hand.
Or for single punches just hold up one pad….
The next article will focus on the body hook.