Whether you learn martial arts or not, we all are very familiar with one strike. That is punch. Everyone can throw a punch. Do you know you can punch in different ways? Let's talk about the hook.
Hook!! What's that?
Hook is not a straight punch. If you watch a boxing match or MMA, I'm sure you see this strike. Sometimes hook is short and sometimes hook is long. You might be wondering whether the short hook works or not.
Every strike is there for a purpose. If your opponent is too close, you can use short hook or if your opponent moves forward to attack you, you can step back and hook.
If you want to see how to hook, you can watch this video. It is never too late to learn something new. :)
When you hook, you strike with your hand, but the whole body will work with it. You should twist your leg and moves your hip to generate more power on your strike. You can spend some time to make the hook right first. Then you can give speed and power on your strike.
You can ask your friend to train with you. It will give you good idea how to use it in combat. I already made some posts about different strikes for self defense. If you are interested, you can see the following posts.
When it comes to self defense, you can use your body as a weapon. You can strike with your fist, palm, finger, elbow, knee, leg, shoulder and so on. Before doing that, you have to know how to use it and spend some time to practice.
Thank you so much for your feedback and support. I really appreciate that. If you like martial arts and want to learn more about self defnese, you can check out some of my recent posts. And please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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