Most martial artists want to know how to create powerful punches. When you land a punch, you want it to be as effective as possible, right!?
Maybe you have already been working on creating powerful punches, but haven’t been getting the results you expect. Sadly, there is a lot of disinformation about how to punch properly.
In the video you will be watching, Sifu Phu will share the secret to creating powerful strikes that will leave your opponent wondering what the heck just happened to them.
While there are many methods to create a powerful punch, Sifu has his own science on how to get your punches just right.
Keep these 3 things in mind and you will instantly see an increase in your punching power.
1. Connect these 6 points in your body:
2. Make sure that you are using rooting power.
3. You need to accelerate your strike. It has been my experience that lots of people strike incorrectly. If done properly, a good strike can stop a person in their tracks.
A word of caution: If you decide to practice your punches this way, when you are practicing with a partner, be careful. If you do this type of punch correctly the energy will feed into your opponent.
What that means is you won’t realize how powerful you are striking , however your practice partner will. More often the first time someone punches correctly they end up not realizing how hard their punch was as it seemed so effortless.
So take your time and try not to damage your training buddy. Remember if you beat up your training partners, you may end up not having anyone to train with. 😉
Watch how to create powerful punches below:
Let us know what you think of this lesson in the comments below. If you need any help, let us know there as well!
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Bobby S says
Please can you clarify why punching/connecting with the top two knuckles is your preferred method, because I think other practitioners have the notion of punching/connecting with the bottom two knuckles etc?
Sifu Phu Ngo says
Hey Bobby S, sure I can explain it for you. First off, the top 2 knuckles have way more support on the wrist than the bottom three so it has a better connection with the body when hitting. Second thing is is the bottom 2 don’t have a lot of support and will often give upon impact as well as take a lot of pressure that can hurt you (hit a heavy bag with the bottom three, then the top two and you will see the difference). The other thing is if you hit around the body, you will see that the bottom two knuckles have a hard time aligning to the body to get a good strike without having to sink to get it (which takes too long to do and recover for repeated strikes). When hitting a higher than your shoulders, like to the face when someone is taller than you, you will find that pressure will have a tendency to go to your shoulders. That’s because your shoulders are the lowest point and your trying to hit slightly upwards to drive the bottom 3 in. If you focus on your top 2, then you will create a counter force that keeps your arm more steady cause the wrist turning upwards counter balances the drop from the shoulders where if you focus on the bottom three knuckles, your creating a downward motion with a downward drive from you shoulders. That’s why you will feel the stress on your shoulders more but not from the top two. Do this test, get a friend (who is equal to your height or taller) and have your fist on his face (if he doesn’t mind) have him push your fist backwards with his face and you focus your bottom three. See how it feels and what kind of pressure you can make. Then have him do the same thing, only this time focus on your top two driving straight in. See the difference. You and your friend will tell. Let me know how that works out for you.