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The 3 Most Common Mistakes With The Straight Right Hand

Mistake #1: Chin Is Too High
Having your chin too high is a common mistake with all punches, not just with the Straight Right Hand.  The main thing to remember is to keep your chin down as you’re throwing the Straight Right.  Your right shoulder should hit your right cheek as you’re punching; thus, protecting your face as much as possible in the event that you’re counter punched.
Mistake #2: Being Off Balance
Sometimes we want to punch with too much power and we get off balance.  While it’s true that you should transfer your weight forward when you’re throwing your Straight Right Hand, the weight transfer should be only 2% towards your lead leg – that’s it!  Any more than 2%, you’re susceptible to being off balance and it’ll be too difficult for you to defend counter punches.
Mistake #3: Elbow Is Up
Having your elbow up when you’re throwing the Straight Right Hand is an extremely common mistake.  It makes sense since more people have thrown a ball than have thrown a Straight Right Hand.  What do you need to do when you throw a ball?  That’s right, lift your elbow!  Throwing a right punch is so similar to throwing a ball with your right hand that it’s easy for your body to become confused.  Focus on keeping your elbow in when you’re throwing your Straight Right Hand and your success rate will definitely increase!
The 3 Most Common Mistakes With The Straight Right Hand

Ritchie Yip

Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training

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Ritchie Yip

Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training

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