A Crazy Kind of Hook... and other stuff

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Here's a bonus video that everyone will enjoy...

A Tyson Knockout Highlight Reel

These are always fun to watch... especially when they demonstrate the techniques I'm showing you, in all of their concussive glory.

Let's start playing this strategically now…

Fights, like gambling, are all about percentages. There's no one on earth who can win 100 percent of the time; it's just not possible. Even the best fighter in the world can get caught with that one random punch and go to sleep.

The idea is to maximize the your chances of winning, while minimizing your chances of losing.  If your strategy, just like a game of chess, is good enough to lead you to victory 98% of the time, you're going to win a lot of fights.

In reality, at that "win-rate", you'll probably never lose.

One of the best ways to improve the probability of your victories is by putting some extra focus on Attack Angles.

The more you fight directly in front of your opponent, the more likely you are to get hit... the more you get hit, the more you lose.

Do damage without getting hit... that's what this week is all about

... and other stuff.

First, let's add one more little attack to your Distance Closing Movements which will help us lead into our angle changes with a little more distraction... and pain... for our opponents.

(If you have access already)

...and just in case you might want to work on your hooks:

Here's a few lessons that will help you do it.

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"Hook Basics"

If you don't know how to throw a good hook... here's an OLD SCHOOL video to teach you the basic form... (actually one of the first 5 videos I've ever filmed).

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The Secret To Hook Power

Once you understand the basic technique, you can apply some kinesiology to your punches, and make them disgustingly powerful... another Old School video.

Round 1.

  • 60 seconds U-Slips Moving Forward
  • 60 Seconds U-Slips Moving Forward with a Stationary Hook after each slip
  • 60 Seconds U Slips Moving Forward with a Hook and a Straight after each slip.

*If you slip to the left, you throw a left hook and your left foot should be in front.  Make sure you unwind your torso after each hook.  One the Hook + Straight, you slip back to the side of your straight punch.

Round 2.

  • 60 seconds U-Slips Moving Forward
  • 60 Seconds U-Slips Moving Forward with a Stationary Hook after each slip
  • 60 Seconds U Slips Moving Forward with a Hook and a Straight after each slip.

60 Seconds Rest

Round 3.

2 Minute round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slips Left with a leaping Left Hook (big pivot)
  • U-Slips Right with a leaping Right Hook (big pivot)

60 Seconds Rest

Round 4.

2 Minute round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slips Left with a leaping Left Hook (no pivot)
  • U-Slips Right with a leaping Right Hook (no pivot)

60 Seconds Rest

Round 5.

2 Minute Round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slip Left with Leaping Left Hook - Tyson Slip Left
  • U-Slip Right with Leaping Right Hook - Tyson Slip Right

*Bounce off the ground during the pivoted landing of your hook and "fall" into your Tyson Slip (don't freeze there, get back to your stance)

60 Seconds Rest.

Round 6

2 Minute Round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slip Left with Leaping Left Hook - Tyson Slip Left - Left Uppercut
  • U-Slip Right with Leaping Right Hook - Tyson Slip Right - Right Uppercut

60 Seconds Rest

Round 7.

2 Minute Round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slip Left with Leaping Left Hook - Tyson Slip Left - Left Uppercut - Right Straight
  • U-Slip Right with Leaping Right Hook - Tyson Slip Right - Right Uppercut - Left Straight

60 Seconds Rest

Round 8.

2 Minute Round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slip Left with Leaping Left Hook - Tyson Slip Left - Left Uppercut - Right Straight - U-Slip Right
  • U-Slip Right with Leaping Right Hook - Tyson Slip Right - Right Uppercut - Left Straight - U-Slip Left

60 Seconds Rest

Round 9.

2 Minute Round Alternating the following:

  • U-Slip Left with Leaping Left Hook - Tyson Slip Left - Left Uppercut - Right Straight - U-Slip Right with a Left Hook to the body (that final hook lands on the second step of your U-Slip)
  • U-Slip Right with Leaping Right Hook - Tyson Slip Right - Right Uppercut - Left Straight - U-Slip Left with a Right Hook to the body (that final hook lands on the second step of your U-Slip)

60 seconds rest

Round 10

2 Minute Round Shadow-Boxing while incorporating this movement.