How to Do Basic Kung Fu : The Hook in Kung Fu
Hi there, welcome back. We just learned how
to do the jab punch. Now, let’s discuss the hook punch. When doing this, try not to raise
your elbow. If you raise your elbow, it leaves you open to be hit. Instead, throw the hook
punch by forming a small circle with your arms and going in and out with your fists.
Let me show you from these two angles. Now, let’s demonstrate with your opponent wearing
the pads on his hand. Do not swing your arm all the way out from your side. This should
only be done by those who have broad shoulders. If you look at me, you’ll notice that I am
small, weighing only 147 pounds. How will I generate the power that comes from bringing
the punch from that distance? Although, my opponent’s shoulder is big, I have powerful
hips. From this stance, I will incorporate my body strength, to throw my punch. Keeping
your arms close to your body, and holding your fists, up near your face, throw your
hook punch. If your punch makes contact with your opponents face, how effective is it?
As a rule, most people cannot take a lot of pressure to the jawbone. Remember, to throw
the punch, generating power, from your ‘powerhouse’ which are your hips. This concludes the discussion
of the hook punch. Thank you.