Foundation Punches

The class is built around our six foundation punches; jab, cross, lead hook, rear hook, lead uppercut, rear uppercut.

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#1

JAB

  • From your foundational stance

  • THIS IS YOUR LEAD HAND ALSO KNOWN AS THE JAB, THIS IS OUR HAND CLOSEST TO THE BAG

  • SENDING THE PUNCH STRAIGHT THROUGH THE CENTre OF THE BAG

  • ENSURE YOU HAVE FULL EXTENSION IN THE ELBOW

  • CHIN IS TUCKED DOWN INTO THE SHOULDER

  • LOOKING DOWN THE END OF YOUR KNUCKLES WHEN MAKING CONTACT

  • TURNING KNUCKLES OVER AT THE END OF THE PUNCH, LIKE POURING OUT A CUP OF WATER

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#2

CROSS

  • from your foundational stance

  • tHis is our rear hand, furtherest from the bag

  • like The jab, full extension in the elbow

  • striking through the centre of the bag

  • chin is tucked, looking down our knuckles on contact

  • With the cross we want tHat added hip rotAtion

  • driving your rear hip forward toward the Bag

  • allowing the Rear knee and toe to piVot like we are squashing a bug with our rear toe

  • remember our power and speed comes from our rotation of the core

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#3

LEAD HOOK

  • from your foundational stance

  • this is our lead hand hook

  • HeRe we are making contact with the side of the bag

  • ensuring that our wrIst, elbow and shoulder are all sitting in alignment

  • our chin looks down our elbow as we make contact with the bag

  • hand position as though we are holding a jug of water

  • added power comes from Rotation of the lead Hip

  • pivot of the lead fooT, and rotation of the lead knee

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#4

REAR HOOK

  • from your foundational stance

  • this is our rear Hand hook

  • again making contact with the side of the bag

  • same As our lead hook ensure that the wrist, elbow and shoulder are in alignment

  • The chin looking down the elbow upon contact

  • hear we want to rotate our reaR hip toward the bag to create that extra power

  • allowing tHe rear knee to fold and foot to pivot

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#5

LEAD UPPERCUT

  • from your foundational stance

  • the lead haNd upper

  • here we are making contact Underneath the bag, driving our fist toward tHe ceiling

  • we want to make sure that our elBow sits directly behind our wrist when making contact with the bag

  • keeping the chin down and the knees soft and low

  • add lead hip rotation toward the bag

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#6

REAR UPPERCUT

  • from your foundational stance

  • the reaR hand uppercut

  • much like the lead, We want the elbow sitting directly behind the wrIst when making contact with the bag

  • driving the punch diReCtly up and under the bag

  • ensure we rotate the rear hip forward toward the bag

  • allowing the rear knee to fold in and the foot to pivot