3 Count Punching Drill
- Our chambers are high and tight with a tight fist against the ribs, elbows back.
- The elbow cover with the fist on a shoulder creates a triangle shape that's very strong and sturdy and up to your nose level.
- You should be able to see over your elbow.
Mechanics of Punching
- Punching is ultimately taking your fist and hitting something very hard with it.
- The two front knuckles - the index finger and the middle finger - are where you are striking.
- You've got to keep your wrist flat.
- At the moment of impact, you need to squeeze your hand and lock your wrist.
- Lifting your elbow is not okay especially in linear punches.
- Keep your thumb out of your hand and under your knuckles.
- We use the push-pull method - push the punch out, pull the other hand back.
- Punch through the target and come back.
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Three Count Punching Drill
- You don't want any pulling down to punch - or scooping. You don't want any pulling away to punch.
- You don't want any lifting outside to punch.
- The arm comes out and the wrist rotates into the punch.
- The shoulder extends.
- The chin stays down.
- We do not turn the thumb down, get your thumbs out of your fist and wrap them.
- Our short punch, the thumb is typically on top sometimes and then we wrap it here for the rest of our punches.
- Remember the push-pull motion.