How To Throw A Boxing / Kickboxing Right Cross
We continue with the primer on the basic punches. Today we talk about the #2 punch or “Right Cross”.
This punch is statistically the best knock out technique because of the leverage, reach and accuracy. You could probably get more raw torque with a hook or over hand but if your opponent’s hands are up you will most likely hit an arm or glove wear as, the two punch lines straight and is designed to connect to the button.
The main points for throwing a good right hand are:
1. Push and turn off the back foot until the leg is straight and the heel is pointing outward.
2. Translate that turn through the entire body until the right shoulder is pointed at your opponent’s chin, the left shoulder is completely turned the other way.
3. At the last second, the hand leaves the face, pushing straight from the cheek to connect to the opponent’s chin. The right shoulder replaces the hand to protect the chin.
4. Get the hand back to the face as quick as possible.