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No.3, Rear Hand Uppercut

What is a Rear Hand Uppercut?

A punch from the rear hand that moves along the sagittal plane and the longitudinal axis beginning with a downward projection and ending with an upward projection. (Thomson, Lamb and Nichols, 2015). The punch is usually thrown from close range, and requires significant power generation starting with upward projection from the feet, The uppercut is deemed one of the hardest punches to master in boxing, but can have devastating effect on opponents and has finished many a fight. 

Learning The Technique of a Good Rear Hand Uppercut. 

  1. Get into your boxing stance, 

  2. Hands up and elbows tucked in to protect the ribs and chin.

  3. Transfer weight onto the back foot, with a neutral centre of gravity.

  4. With a slight flexion of the back knee, rotate your hips perpendicular to your opponent.

  5. This should bring your rear shoulder inline with your front shoulder (square on).

  6. The arm should make a short loop motion.

  7. Rear elbow should stay down and the palm of the hand should face yourself throughout the motion, tensing on impact.

  8. Hand comes back rapidly to the start position.

  9. Body twists back to a neutral position, or keeps rotating to allow a follow up shot (usually a front uppercut or hook)

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