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This is the ultimate punching guide for boxers, fighters, and just about anyone who wants to learn

how to punch correctly and punch hard! Learn how to throw kno ckout punches now! Before we even talk about power punching, you have to learn some basic theories about how power is generated from the body. Next you ll learn about how to positio n your body so that all your power and body weight is being channeled efficientl y into your punches. After this, you ll learn the proper punching technique in ful l detail to learn how to throw a harder punch. Lastly, I ll leave you with some fi nal tips on how to maximize the damage dealt on the other boxer. Basic theories you must understand to punch hard: Speed is not Power Power is acceleration times mass. Power is not only speed, yo u must have a force (or a weight) behind that speed. A fast punch will not hit h ard unless you put some body weight behind it. Move Your Body Like Bruce Lee s theory behind his famous one-inch punch: moving yo ur whole body one inch hits much harder than moving your arm one foot. You must move your entire body to get the maximum force (weight) behind that punch. The t rick is not to focus on moving your body a great distance but rather to move it all at the same time. Use Your Legs The biggest muscles in your body will generate the most power. Peo ple who punch only with their arms will never punch with real power. Stay Inside Your Range Your strongest punch doesn t land when your arms are fully out-stretched. Your punch hits harder when it lands a bit shorter than your full range of motion. Don t reach! Use Angles Punching from different angles will give your punches more power, mor e punching opportunities, and more damage on your opponent. Flow Of Energy FEET They are spread on the ground a little wider than shoulder width. The back foot always starts with the heel lifted. When punching, the feet will pivot in the direction of the punch. As you throw multiple punches, your feet will pivot back and forth pushing in di fferent directions as you throw different punches. When you throw a right handed punch, the right heel is lifted while the left foo t is flat; the opposite is true when you throw a punch from the left hand. Your feet never leave the ground when you throw a power punch. (This rule can be broken LATER once you learn how to throwing pivoting punches.) LEGS Knees are always slightly bent. As you punch, you drop your bodyweight into your legs bending the knees slightly . HIPS Turn your hips. Spin them into your opponent as if you were punching your oppone nts with your hips. UPPER BODY Your torso should rotate as much as possible and spin the punch out from your sh oulders. A full rotation with short arm extension hits harder than a small rotation with full arm extension. Don t lean forward. Don t try to reach forward, rotate instead! SHOULDERS Your shoulders are stay loose during the punch to keep the punches relaxed and s ave energy while increase speed and power. Try to raise your shoulders during your punch. This makes the punch stronger sin ce it s now involving the shoulder muscles. ARMS

telegraphing and allows experienced fighters see the punch coming. As the punch is thrown. Really straigh ten out that left arm all the way and hold it. Extend your fist all the way and lift that front shoulder a little to really sta b your opponent with this jab punch. Right Hook When you throw a right hook. Do not pull your fist back right before a punch. Your turn your fist over (horizontal) for straight punches. Your glove starts at your face and ends at your face. Don t believe me? Try it on the punching bag. Now imagine your opponent slippin g to the left OUTSIDE of your jab and his face is about one foot to the left of your extend jab fist. do this: extend your jab out as if you were to jab someone. Learn to throw a stopping hook.Your arms start relaxed. body rotation. swing your body weight from your back foot to your front foot and make sure you push your head into the punch and look at where it s hitting. instead bri . Jab Stepping forward quickly will make this punch much stronger. Don t let your punches over-extend or else you ll get countered. The ABSOLUTE best aim for this punch is not in front of you. Don t forget to spin both feet so that they re pointing to the side when you throw t hat left hook. that fist transforms into a brick as your deliver it to your opp onent. your arms spring out towards your opponent extending jus t enough to hit your opponent. Always look at the target you re punching. body rotation. When you punch. You can make a loose fist but don t clench it. Stand to the right side instead of directly in front of the bag and over-rotate yourse lf counter-clockwise to hit the bag. HANDS Your hands are relaxed when you are not punching. you need to train harder to make that p art of your body an active participant in the punch. minimizing its impact. You want to feel the e nergy traveling through your entire body from the feet to the fist. Don t let the hook pass through your opponent. save that momentum for your right cr oss. Feel that power? GOOD! Left Hook Elbows stay low when you throw hooks to the body and elbows go high when you thr ow hooks to the head. Aiming Learn the distance of all your punches. If one part of the body is lazy or feels uninvolved. Also. Do it again with a quick front foot step . That new space in the air that you are looking at now is y our strongest punching point. As you throw the left hook. Don t lean forward when you throw this punch. This gives it the smack sound an d also keeps you from over-rotating on that hook. Straight Right or Right Cross Body rotation. Your eyes are 100% alert. drop the right heel and lift the left heel to put le g strength into the left hook. but your fist can st ay vertical when you swing a left hook to the body or throwing pivot left hooks. I ll tell you where i t is. Pra ctice stopping your hook when it s in front of you. don t throw your head to the side when you throw the right hook. This is called. HEAD Exhale sharply on every punch. Try to keep your punches WITHIN this range. Your chin is tucked down a little so that it s covered a bit by the shoulder on yo ur punching arm. Everything I just described is called the flow of energy. Punching too close or too far of a distance diminishes your power.

An uppercut isn t necessarily thrown from the floor down up. Telegraphing Don t cock your fist back right before you throw it. right? Power Punching Exercises and Drills Punch Slow One of the best drills I give to everyone is I make them punch slow. but training with weights will only make you noticeably stronger wit hin a limited range of motion. Imagine yourself throwing a big right cross. Don t bounce around too much building a predictable rhythm for your oppone nt. Hitting Your Opponent This is a very important to learning how to punch hard. Reaching Over-extending never does the trick. a great middleweight boxer could easily be a great heavyweight boxer. Very fast boxers can do this by simp ly throwing a super fast lead right hand or left hook. The point is: it s still got plenty of horizontal m omentum. The punch doesn t go straight up. stun him be tter. Forgetting The Jab If you don t throw your jab. you ll have to move that head more to stay out of harm s way. Now start a new one. I make them punch as hard as they can but slow. you ll just los e your balance and get countered. Now throw that right hand straight a t your opponent s head. Use the jab! It s it forward but try to keep it in front of your target. the science is quite simple: when you lift weights.) Uppercut Forget what you saw in Street Fighter 2. What amazes everyone is that just about everybody I have taught realizes that t hey punch harder when they punch slow than when they throw punches fast. your body is becoming stronger at moving slow (punching is a fast movement). Although there are many conflicti ng articles out there that argue back and forth between whether or not lifting w eights will aid your punch. it actually goes forward. it s thrown more like f rom your waist so it s diagonal. (This hits harder but in some cases. Le arn to stand in front of a bag completely still and throw a punch when someone s ays go. it s not completely vertical. and at the very least disrupt him for another hard punch. Not just for the first punch but for the second one as well. Punching Too Fast What happens is you get too excited and start throwing arm punc hes where it s just arm power flying out really fast. I make them go about half speed. You can t just throw a har d punch anytime you want. More often than not. The rea . powerful. You have to be at a proper distance. Too many boxers try to build this rhythm in the ring that they re punching becomes predictable. Your body will also be building unnatural muscle that will tire much faster than your regular muscle. Stay Away From Weights Trying to bench press to build your power punch is like l ifting leg weights to break the sprint record. you ve taken your full body weight out of your punch s power. Common Mistakes Lifting Your Feet if you lift your feet. A real uppercut is short and quick. The best time to hit your opponent: When he s punching getting hit by a counter-punch hurts more than anything else. but instead fl ip your fist so that the palm is facing up. and can setup the hard punches by stunning o r distracting your opponent momentarily. your arms tire an d now you ve got no power. If building truly powerful and effective muscle was possible. When he s not expecting it you can achieve this by breaking through his defense or simply throwing punches in a weird rhythm. Of course you ve got tons of en ergy and it still feels like a hard punch but as time goes by. Over-committing will limit you to one punch wh ereas keeping your balance will allow you to throw several. you ll never set up those big punche s. Not only that. From an angle Hitting your opponent from an angle can hurt him more. You have to learn when to throw it.

. Give full effort for 10 seconds and then repeat on the other side. boxing is an art and there is a lways room for improvement. You re training your body. Boxers that think they know everything will never be able to learn how to punch harder. the boxer will POSE for 2 seconds as if taking a picture before beginning the next punch. 15 reps and 3 sets per arm should be perfect . The arm usua lly finishes the punch before the body has even begun to rotate. you must be willing to forget everything you know and try new things. By punching slo w. The drill is to stand square (feet side-by-side spread farther than shoulder width) in front of a punching bag or somebody with focus mitts and to throw alternating left crosses and right crosses. Now push your fist into the wall like you re throwing a punch that s stuck. Respe ct punching techniques different from your own and see how you can incorporate t heir techniques into your own.son for this is because nobody s body moves as fast as their arms do. Isometric training Lean at a wall and make a fist at it. There are n t too many other exercises that can build endurance and power in your entire bod y like swimming. In between each punch. Keeping an open mind and paying attention to techniques and strategies that are not your own is the best way to learn. they are allowing their entire body to get into the punch and to really help build the power. in a sense. This is training your body how to store energy. As with everything. but for now the goal is to PUNCH SLOW! Swimming swimming is an AWESOME way to build power in your whole body. Just try it! There are many exercises a boxer can do to speed up the body . to become a powerful rubberband and once the barrier is released BAM! In order to learn how to punch harder.