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#328093 - 03/12/07 10:57 PM bolo punch :O
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well i was looking it up and the bolo punch seem kinda pointless but its really quick maybe not knock out power but. do you think it would be effective like lets say right after a jaB? or use it as a jab?

or even when you weave side to side you could swing a bolopunch sort of like a alternative to a jab.

think it would be effective since its a bit longer then a hook yet pretty much the same power used as a jab+ the body weight shifting side to side?
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#328094 - 03/13/07 12:46 AM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Jer_sm]
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You can bolo any type of punch. Bolo isn't a technique, it just means that you use your arm to deliver the strike without putting in body movement. Try doing the jab without rotating the body, changing the legs, and you'll see why it's practically useless in professional fighting.

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#328095 - 03/13/07 01:55 AM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Jer_sm]
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Jis,

Have a look at the following book. it has a good description of how and when to use a Bolo type punch.
(and yes it IS a ****** powerful technique if done correctly)
Advanced Kick Boxing by Pat O'Keeffe
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers (Sep 2002)
ISBN-10: 1840241810
ISBN-13: 978-1840241815
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#328096 - 03/13/07 02:22 AM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: GriffyGriff]
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It ISN'T a powerful punch due to the lack of body mechanic used. It's an arm punch. The power that is generated is from the shoulder and tricep alone.

You can use if you want, but Bolo only works in amateur fights where the intention is to land a blow, not hurting. The bolo is practically a crappy hook with too much extension of the arm.

That's the reason it isn't taught and only used in Amateur circuits. It's fast but that's it. Nothing glamorous about it.

Now if you were to put hips into the bolo punch, you'd be "swinging" which is technically different from Bolo punch.

Bolo, swinging... both of them in my opinion are crap and used only by new boxers and boxers who don't have a clue what they're doing.

The reason? There's too much space created when you do either of them, and your face is opened wide when do perform bolo or swing. I've seen a lot of new boxers get knocked out by a jab because they decided they wanted to do a bolo/swing.

If you want a good punch, jab followed with a body hook would be so much better than a bolo. Leave the bolo for the "point-sparrers".

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#328097 - 03/13/07 02:35 AM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Taison]
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Quote:

The bolo is practically a crappy hook with too much extension of the arm.


That sounds about right.

The bolo is for psyching your opponent out and entertaining the crowd.

If you try the bolo without having the basic boxing skills you will wish that you hadnít.

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#328098 - 03/13/07 10:35 AM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: ExCon]
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it could be used to disrupt your opponents timing? like you say weak punch though...
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#328099 - 03/13/07 02:17 PM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Tom2199]
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One good bolo punch: Backfist.
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#328100 - 03/13/07 03:48 PM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Chen Zen]
Jer_sm Offline
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are you acutally allowed to do like do a 360 with ur fist swinging or like hit them like a clinched karate chop style punch?
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#328101 - 03/13/07 04:32 PM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Jer_sm]
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proper backfist isn't a bolo punch though you should get full momentum behind it, one of the most complicated Muay Thai techniques if you ask me!
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#328102 - 03/13/07 04:36 PM Re: bolo punch :O [Re: Tom2199]
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MMMM depends on your definition of a back fist. My backfist is loose, and quick. It gets power from a snap like a jab.
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