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How to Do a Kickboxing Hook

Learn how to do a kickboxing hook in this Howcast workout video featuring Work Train Fight founder Alberto Ortiz.


Alright guys now we're going to go over how to do a hook in kickboxing. The hook, complicated punch; it's a natural punch, but we tend to go real open with it. You got to try your best to go from point A to point B as much as you can, meaning this. This is how most people would naturally try to do a hook. Go right from their face, hopefully, drop down behind them and come up. This is very easy to counter, all you've got to do is throw a punch right down the middle, you stop the punch.

A hook in kickboxing, what you want to do is try to go right from your chin, turn just a little bit, take your hand straight toward the opponent, and curve in. So it's a little bit more of a right angle type of movement. So same thing, lead hand, coming out and turning right in. So once again, turn, come out, turn in, right from point A to point B, out turn in. So it should look like this in the back. Here, not going too far out, going right from point A to point B, turning in.

In regards to the legs, what you're going to do is pivot the front foot inwards so as my hand is coming through my weight forward and now I'm transferring my weight back. I'm pivoting my weight back so I can help my shoulder come back with the hand. So same thing from this angle. Here I'm turning as my fist is going through, I'm turning bringing my weight back, putting my lead leg almost pointing forward, still keeping my chin towards my opponent, opposite hand stays up the whole time, and come right back to your stance. Turn, back to your stance. Turn, right back to your stance. Here, turn, turn right back in, turning out, and turn right back in. Okay, and that's how you do a hook in kickboxing.

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