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A Punch is a strike with a closed fist to inflict damage on the opponent, it is most commonly used in Boxing.

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There are four basic punches in boxing: the jab, cross, hook and uppercut. Any punch other than a jab is considered a power punch. If a boxer is right-handed (orthodox), his left hand is the lead hand and his right hand is the rear hand. For a left-handed boxer or southpaw, the hand positions are reversed. For clarity, the following discussion will assume a right-handed boxer.

Name Description
800px-Drop3 Cross A direct straight punch similar to the jab, except delivered with the rear hand. Power is generated through the rotation of the hips.
800px-Jab7 Jab The jab is a straight blow delivered with the arm above the lead foot. This punch must land from the knuckles and not from a flat fist. It is generally used for distraction.
800px-Crochet1 Hook A punch involving the use of turning to aim toward the side of the head or body. This punch must land from the very tips of the knuckles and not from a flat fist.
800px-Uppercut2 Uppercut The fist is raised vertically towards the target, usually the head or upper body. Since most guards are held with the arms in a vertical position, the uppercut can be used to avoid the opponent's attempts at blocking. This punch must land from the very tips of the knuckles and not from a flat fist.
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