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    What punch do youhave the most trouble landing, or find to be your least effective punch? The one you can't seem to score with or, when you do land, seems to have little impact, or the one that most often gets you into trouble so far as being countered. Why do you find that punch to be problematic?
    For me, I would have to say my worst/most troublesome punch would be myleft hook, to either head or body. That is also one of my favorite punches when thrownas a counter; my reference here is to throwing it as an attacking punch. Got me hit with more right hands than I'd care to confess to, or it was blocked, orI felt I was slapping (tothe head) with it more times than not. The reason, I believe, was in the angle of the left arm. As a counter I kept it very close and thus hit much harder while opening up less, not to mention that my target was exposed and vulnerable. In the "forward" mode the punch- the angle of it- opened too wide too get the shoulder into it fully and there was a tendency to reach with it, especially to the body.
    What is your worst punch and why?

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    Swings, the ones thrown blind when your caught out inside trading have to find him again through contact before escaping.
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    Nice set of posts too mate, about time you got some of us thinking; or in our case remembering.
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    Default Re: Which is Your Worst Punch?

    My left uppercut is not as accurate as i would like it to be.

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    I find throwing a straight left difficult sometimes,don't get enough snap into the punch! I would also like to be able to throw hooks off the jab but for some reason find that difficult too!!

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    The left uppercut is one of my favorites because everybody is a sucker for that punch. Try slipping a jab over your right shoulder-wt onto the left leg,turn hip and shoulder slightly to the left-and throw the uppercut to the chin. Keys to the move: let the punch barely miss, move no more than necessary, don'tdrop your left hand, make the move fast; lean forward and backimmediately, driving the punch with the hips as the wt goes back to the rt leg. Raise your heavy bag and you can practice this punch off the bottom. It should be a very short inside punch to chin solar plexus, unless you are tall for your wt; at 5' 9" Carlos Zarate at 118lbs was very successful countyering everything with the left upper to the liver.
    Straight left...snap comes from keeping your elbow down as long as possible then snapping the arm into rigidity and turning the fist inward. Also a quick turn of the shoulders to the right- untilthe left shoulder reaches the center line of the body. To hook off the jab, there are a couple of ways. First jb and, without retracting the arm, shift wt to the rt leg and throw the hook. Or, jab, not stepping with it. Keep the arm extended and walk to your fist- slide left foot forward then the right foot- thus bending the elbow. Wt to rt leg and hook

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    right uppercut or left uppercut

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    For the right, drop weight onto right leg and lean right and forward so elbow touches your hip. Shift weight to left leg and twist your hips driving the punch. Two tips; first don't move the arm from its position in your basic stance (except to open the elbow a bit if body punching) and second (and this really makes a huge difference) rotate your fist so that the punch lands on the two large knuckles. That twist may actually be all that you are doing(or not doing) that is holding you back. I stole the idea from something I read about Rocky Marciano years ago and it worked wonders for me.
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    right uppercut

    my left uppercut is serious fast and danger tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by greynotsoold
    The left uppercut is one of my favorites because everybody is a sucker for that punch. Try slipping a jab over your right shoulder-wt onto the left leg,turn hip and shoulder slightly to the left-and throw the uppercut to the chin. Keys to the move: let the punch barely miss, move no more than necessary, don'tdrop your left hand, make the move fast; lean forward and backimmediately, driving the punch with the hips as the wt goes back to the rt leg. Raise your heavy bag and you can practice this punch off the bottom. It should be a very short inside punch to chin solar plexus, unless you are tall for your wt; at 5' 9" Carlos Zarate at 118lbs was very successful countyering everything with the left upper to the liver.
    Straight left...snap comes from keeping your elbow down as long as possible then snapping the arm into rigidity and turning the fist inward. Also a quick turn of the shoulders to the right- untilthe left shoulder reaches the center line of the body. To hook off the jab, there are a couple of ways. First jb and, without retracting the arm, shift wt to the rt leg and throw the hook. Or, jab, not stepping with it. Keep the arm extended and walk to your fist- slide left foot forward then the right foot- thus bending the elbow. Wt to rt leg and hook
    great advice bro,cc.For the hook off the jab,I prefer the second method,when I try the first one,it comes out like a sissy slap!!

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    Default Re: Which is Your Worst Punch?

    My worst punch is probably long range left hook. Too get any sort of power in it I telegraph to much when I load it up.

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    Adam you should throw it as a short jab. I have never seen one land thats done to much damage Except Mc cullams on Curry, Mike told me his eye,s were shut at the time he threw it he got lucky
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    I normaly throw it as a short hook inside as a points scorer and so my shoulders in a better position for a right hand.

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    I thought you were talking about long lefthooks on msm now
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    I know usually wide punches can be easily telegraphed but sometimes,when loads are coming at you,isn't it easy to get caught by one? I mean one usually expects a short punch then you get one come from no-where and the ones that you don't see hurt. Sorry if it's off topic,but one of my favourite fighters is Margarito and although he throws short punches,he throws these crazy ones which are wide but are from the weirdest angles ever and he throws 65-100 plus per round!

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