kung fu moves · 06/07/2023

Muay Thai Basic Skills Right Straight Fist Heavy Fist Training

The right fist in Muay Thai differs from the left straight punch in that the fist is in the rear when it strikes, the distance is farther, and the destructive force when hitting the target is greater, which is the advantage of the right straight fist. But at the same time, it has become its weak point, and due to its long attack range, it is easier to detect by opponents. Avoid in time, or expose their key parts when hitting the air due to excessive force, or even lose momentum, giving the enemy an opportunity.

In any case, the right straight punch is the “heavy” hand of the average left pioneer boxer, and it is powerful enough to determine the outcome of a fight. Therefore, when practicing right direct strikes, you must have the correct posture in order to exert its maximum power. Figure 5-16 shows the technical movements of the right straight punch when hitting the sandbag.

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Figures 5-17 and 5-18 show the standard posture after the right straight punch.

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Description of the action: It is slightly the same as the left straight fist, when the right arm is extended forward and the right shoulder is leaned forward, the center of gravity is biased towards the left leg, the upper body is turned to the left, moved forward, the right foot kicks the ground to push the body, and the right shoulder is pushed forward with the fist ray. When the fist is in contact with the target, the fist, shoulder, waist and right foot should form a continuous force delivery line, and the head should be slightly lowered to protect the lower jaw. After punching, quickly retract into a real combat step according to the original path. Point: Force from the shoulder.

Practice method:

(1) Hit the sandbag.

(1) Hit the sandbag twice with the left straight fist and once with the right straight fist.

(2) Hit the sandbag once with a straight left and right fist.

(2) Use straight fists in combination with footwork.

(1) The front advance is left straight fist twice and right straight fist once.

(2) Step back left, right, and left straight punches.

(3) Advance left straight fist up, left straight fist down, and then advance right straight fist.

To practice the right straight boxing, the most important thing to pay attention to is the movement of the shoulder, and the shoulder must be pushed towards the target at the same time when the punch is made.

The targets of the right straight fist are mainly the face, jaw, fossa and abdomen.

There is a so-called counter-punch in Thai and Western boxing, that is, when the enemy’s left fist is exhausted, the right fist is used to hit the opponent’s arm through the cross punch method, which is essentially a right direct strike, and when attacking, the fist arm is carried to the shoulder or higher position, and then punched, the fist rail is smashed obliquely, and the left fist attack or broken counterattack of the dry disintegration opponent is often highly effective.

Figure 5-19 shows the technical action of the right counterattack method.

Figure 5-20 shows the technique of attacking the jaw with a right straight fist.

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Figure 5-21 shows the technique of attacking the abdomen with a right straight fist.

Figure 5-22 shows the right straight fist attack technique with the right hand as the vanguard.

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In order to give beginners a more comprehensive understanding of the right straight boxing, below we briefly introduce the technical essentials of the right straight punch in Western boxing.

Any boxer should have the right hand. Regardless of the boxer’s personal style and size, the right hand is always a powerful weapon for scoring and at the same time a power attack. Tall players regard the hand as the main scorer, and even the thin ones can increase their striking power with the right hits. The right straight punch can put a lot of pressure on the opponent when it is timely and fast, and the short and fat fighter should see the right straight punch as a powerful attack, and he must be under the guidance of the coach. Reflect the value of using the right straight fist as a means of scoring. The right straight punch should be used with the left fist first, and only the most experienced fighters occasionally use the right straight punch as the first punch. The fundamental role of the right straight punch is to counterattack the attack, and as part of some combination punch.

When used, it can be combined with the forehand fist to perform a second combo, and when the jab creates an opportunity for the right straight fist to attack, the right straight fist follows closely to watch the jab sound.

The punch should be as the opponent moves forward, and its offensive effect will increase as the opponent moves forward. The right fist is habitually used for destructive attacks. The shorter the running route of the punch, the better, shorter than the length of the right hand but the time. In fact, the longer the offensive line (within its limited range, of course), the more time it takes. When punching a stationary target, a 0.4-meter-long right straight punch will be inferior to the 0.6-meter-long right straight punch.

Technical essentials of attacking the face with a right straight fist:

(1) The power comes from the thrust of the hind foot. Rapid hip rotation, shoulder rotation and arm straightening.

(2) Move the body to the left foot.

(3) The left side of the body as the axis of rotation of this complete set of movements should remain unchanged.

(4) Relax your right hand until the rotation of your feet, hips and shoulders is complete.

(5) At the last few centimeters, the arm accelerates to hit the target.

(6) Raise the left fist and close to the face for protection.

(7) After the punch is punched, the right hand quickly returns to the original position from the original road.

Figure 5-23 shows the technical action of the timing of the right straight fist attack on the head in boxing.

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Technical essentials when attacking the upper body with a straight fist

(1) The hind legs are bent and the body is lowered so that the shoulder is in line with the right straight fist.

(2) The strength comes from the push of the hind legs, the sudden rotation of the body and the straightening of the arms.

(3) The center of gravity of the body is shifted to the front foot. The front foot is firmly fastened before it hits, but its rangefinder kinetic energy may require it to move.

(4) The left shoulder should not sink, and the left fist and arm should be tightly guarded on the left side of the target area.

(5) The right arm is relaxed until the thrust of the hind foot and body is over, and the right arm then flies towards the target.

(6) When the arm is straight, turn the fist inward and the fist heart down.

(7) In the last few hours, the arm accelerates, thinking about “exceeding” the point of the goal.

(8) After the hit, the right arm quickly returns to its original position.

Figure 5-24 shows the technique of attacking the abdomen with a right straight fist in boxing.

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