How to Place Your Punches in Boxing

Learn how to place your punches from professional boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.

Using Neiman Gracie today, I’m going to show you precisely where to land your punches. Neiman, front and center right there.

We’re going to start with the top down. First, we’re going to start with the temple shot. Turn your head left, Neiman. Right here is a knockout punch. It’s a great way to knock out your opponent.

And then, stay away from the forehead. The forehead is the strongest part of the skull. We want to work in this area from the eyes down. All that’s good stuff. You’ve got the nose. You’ve got the mouth. Dental bills are expensive. That’s a great place to land your shot. And if you catch the chin that’s the sweet spot. It’s the sweet spot because it snaps your head back. That’s surely a knockout. All right. Also, you have the jaw bone on the left side and the right side. Right here, below the eyes, you have the orbital bone. A strong enough punch will break the orbital bone.

Also, when I’m looking at my opponent, right beneath the sternum I’ve got the solar plexus. So any shot delivered right in there will knock the wind right out of your opponent. It’s important that if you take a shot to the gut to use some muscle tension and exhale on the point of impact. It’ll save you from getting knocked down or the breath knocked out of you.

My favorite shot, of all shots to the body, is the liver shot. The liver shot’s a devastating shot especially when you drop your body and you’re able to send your shot just below the chest cavity up 45 degrees and send your shot all the way up and through to the back of the spine. You’re surely going to knock down your opponent with that one.