Lesson # 4:

"Hook to the body leaning to the left ---> angle chance ---> uppercut".


Let suppose that you got your opponent against the ropes (see figure 1).

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Figure 1. - Looking for opening.

Lean quite a bit to the left and connect with a hook outside your opponent's guard pivoting on both of your feet to increase your hip movement (see figures 2 and 3).

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Figure 2. - Pivoting on both feet.

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Figure 3. - When hitting with this hook your weight stays on your left side.

Right after you connect and begin to bring back your arm, jump and pivot in the air towards the right (see figure 4).

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Figure 4. - The jump and pivoting mid air begins almost simultaneously with your glove retracting.

Once your feet land you are in better position to connect and uppercut (see figures 5 and 6).

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Figure 5. - Your weight on the left. You are set to punch.

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Figure 6. - Compare your feet position in all pictures.

The "jump" that allowed us change angles will be known on this manual as "unclassic step". Later on I will dedicate 1 or 2 lessons to explain its meaning and also see its differences with the "classic step"). These "terms" will make it easier for us to relate to future techniques discussed.