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  • Tails
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    Originally posted by Thedeadgamer View Post
    Hello, I am just seeking advice on throwing hooks to the body.
    1. When throwing hooks to the body is it best to change levels, bend at the knees and throw it or remain upright? I was taught to do this with straights to the body, but not sure about hooks.
    2. I was taught to throw hooks to the head with the palm down, thumb facing me. What about when throwing hooks to the body? Palm turned down, or palm facing towards you and thumb up?
    You feel every body shot. Of course the cleaner it lands the better. But just focus on throwing them in a manner where they land without taking any return damage.

    Body shots should never be forced. With experience you will develop instincts to know when the body us open based on how your opponent is guarding and moving.

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  • Rockin'
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    Originally posted by lonelynimrod View Post
    I'd say to get low and hit, you dont wanna get nailed with a straight while you're delivering the hook + it will probably feel awkward too
    "Get low and dig, who wants to be standing tall if nailed by a right hand" - Post #2 in this thread.

    What will feel awkward?........Rockin'

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  • lonelynimrod
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    I'd say to get low and hit, you dont wanna get nailed with a straight while you're delivering the hook + it will probably feel awkward too

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  • War Room
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    Originally posted by Thedeadgamer View Post
    Hello, I am just seeking advice on throwing hooks to the body.
    1. When throwing hooks to the body is it best to change levels, bend at the knees and throw it or remain upright? I was taught to do this with straights to the body, but not sure about hooks.
    2. I was taught to throw hooks to the head with the palm down, thumb facing me. What about when throwing hooks to the body? Palm turned down, or palm facing towards you and thumb up?
    Palm facing you. Forget the palm facing down thing. It's just a form thing for new guys. All the power is palm facing you unless you Trinidad.

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  • ShoulderRoll
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    Here's a good "hooks to the body" knockout from earlier this week. Gif courtesy of the poster 1hourRun.


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  • markusmod
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    Originally posted by Boxfan83 View Post

    I love title brand but their aerosport body protector isnt for big punchers.
    Do the punches come in too hard with that brand?

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  • Blond Beast
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    Originally posted by dan_cov View Post
    I was taught to picture you had a knife between your knuckles and were looking to pierce them with it.
    You don't throw it like a hook or throw it as-if to scrape across the body but as-if to pierce straight through. Imagine you're stabbing right through the liver.

    It possibly sounds a weird visualisation at first but it helps it click.
    Watch a highlight reel of KO liver shots. You will see how wrong you are. There’s a good top 25. Most fighters are orthodox. You have to throw a left hand to land on a opponents liver. So if knockout liver shots were a stabbing motion then they would be jabs to the liver. They’ve happened but are rare. Liver ko shots are almost always hooks thrown thumb facing upwards that wrap behind an opponents elbow. The opposite side of the opponents body ripples because the force landed and went sideways through the body. Opposite of a stabbing motion. Just watch all the highlights, it’s all right there, Russians too. Fighters train for thick abs in the front. That’s why you wrap around and bang the sides. Try and flex your obliques while you’re standing? Will never be as thick or as hard as your abs. I love a good jab and straight to the body, but it’s not that common. Floyd was great at it. But all the footage is there for you to watch. Tell me why they call it a left hook to the liver then? Fighters lean left and wrap liver punches behind the elbow, thumb facing upwards, elbow horizontal. It’s all there on film. I just don’t understand where you’re coming from? Nobody’s told to stab a guy in the liver in boxing. When you have a large round padded glove why would you ever want to pretend that it’s a knife with a sharp pointy tip? They couldn’t deliver force in more opposite ways. They are told to bang a guy to body/liver. That’s a wrap around hook that lands to the side. The sides are weakest on the body. Just watch all the highlights then tell me I’m wrong. Watch the position of the glove when it lands. Thumbs up. Force going going through sideways on the body. Try and throw a 1,2,3,4 bunch combo to the body with stabbing motions. Besides lots of body shots are thrown in close or in a clinch so how would that work? Send me the clips, I’ll watch them.

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  • OctoberRed
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    Originally posted by Boxfan83 View Post

    I love title brand but their aerosport body protector isnt for big punchers.
    Ive never used their brand.

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  • Boxfan83
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    Originally posted by OctoberRed View Post

    That must have been some shot
    I love title brand but their aerosport body protector isnt for big punchers.

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  • markusmod
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    Originally posted by bngsdad View Post
    Man jus the thought of your liver moving
    You and me both!

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