Evolve Fight Breakdown: Left Hook Sends His Opponent Flying

Analysis of Petch U Tong’s Left Hook KO

The left hook is an incredible tool.

The left-hook is one of the most versatile punches in the fight game, and it is also a brilliant pairing with another one of combat sports’ most versatile punches: the jab. The hook can be long or it can be short. It can be fast or it can be delayed. But best of all, it is a technique that can be completely masked.

Let’s take a look at a boxer whom many consider to be the greatest ever: Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson’s punching power was something to behold. When Robinson hooked, he often pulled his arm back very far, thus telegraphing his intentions. However, what was brilliant about his technique was that you could not tell where his punch was going to go. It could have gone low, or it could have gone high.

Take a look at the below Evolve MMA and Muay Ties video and ask yourself if that hook could just as easily have gone to the body:

Muay Thai – Left Hook K.O. – Sagetdao | Fight Breakdown | Evolve University

Fighting is positioning, and it is a flow. Though we may love to focus on offense, we must consider the importance of defense.

The better you can flow from offense to defense and defense to offense, the better you will be as a fighter. And if you want to improve how quickly you move from offense to defense and vice versa, you need to pay close attention to your positioning.

Check out the video below and make sure you’re not making any of these common mistakes:

How To Check Leg Kicks In Muay Thai and Kickboxing

Back to offense.

As I said, the left-hook is as versatile as they come. Because of how versatile it is, it simply ain’t enough to look at it from one perspective. Check out the below Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdown to see how you can use the left-hook to knock your opponent out:

Anuwat Kaewsamrit: The Backshift Left-Hook | Lawrence Kenshin

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