Thursday, 26 September 2013

The uppercut

The uppercut can be executed at a close or medium range and is often used when we are in the 'furball' of fighting at close quarters.  If our opponent is protecting his flanks and the centreline is open then the uppercut will cut him right up the middle.  This will often be targeted underneath the jaw.  The legs will corkscrew down and the power will again be delivered from the ground and released upwards towards the target.  The knuckles should be facing your opponent.  Normally you will only uppercut from the rear hand but it's possible, and many people make it work, from your lead almost like a jab. Experiment with what works for you.

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