Guys, it is not really an advertisement, it is my recommendation actually. There is a beatiful game which I like it is called billiards. Some strikes there are very similar to boxing punches. The most complicated strike in pool is a long distant straight strike same like in boxing. Straight right is the most difficult punch in boxing. Because is is thrown from the long distance, you need to calculate…. ok. So…. There is a pool club called “Fora” (head start). It is located close to Alekseevskaya metro, look it up in the internet. The coach there is a wonderful guy, master of sports. Very good atmosphere there, they will have a competition on 28th. I highly recommend it. Good place. And mastering a pool game can be a part of training for boxers. Because you need good concentration, good vision of the target, certain hands and high confidence. “Fora” club, Alekseevskaya metro, Pavla Korchagina street. There is a link in the description. The operator reminds me about it. The link is in the description. – Yes, screwing in… It is a simple mechanics. Like a screw. you see. We throw the fist. How we do it? Tiny details. The fist is like a bullet which flies our of the barrel. At which distance can the bullet kill? At any distance. Even at the point blank. So is the fist. So is the fist. You are not placing the fist at the target. You have to punch by rotating the shoulder. That is what I teach. How do we punch? We throw the fist out. It flies out like a bullet. Here is your gunpowder. Here is your shot. You have thrown the fist. The fist can make damage here, here, and there. Right? Let me finish. But! The ideally straight arm at the end of the punch can be seen in two media only. In the air and in the water. I can penetrate these two media with my fist. I can punch through them. Boom! And my arm will be completely straight at the end of the punch. And even fold back elastically. But imagine that there is a heavy bag on the way of my fist. Or an ugly face, or a coach’s mitt. Ok? If the bullet hits your skin it penetrates few centimeters more to reach your heart and then stops? Or it just continues to fly and penetrate until it looses it speed? It flies while it can, right? Same story with the fist. I cannot know how much I will penetrate the bag with my fist. I just try to punch through the space. And suddenly there is a density appears somewhere in the space – the bag, the mitt, or – I repeat myself – an ugly muzzle, or a liver, or someone’s sternum. That is why you throw out your fist at once. Of course I have my eyes and my vision, you have your eyes Some people are myopic, some are far-sighted Any way… I can estimate the distance. If the target is far, the fist rotation will be not so steep, like the barrel twist rate. The rotation will be not so steep, so the fist will cock-screw into the bag, through the bag. If the bag is close, the rotation will be done very fast, so that I connect with it with the head of the third metacarpal bone. It is logical, isn’t it? I cannot rotate after the impcat. So I start rotation early and more steeply. Why the arm is not straight. I cannot predict how deeply I will penetrate this bag. The punch will not stop at the pre-calculated point when you arm gets straight. If you made your arm straight at the end of the punch that means that you have stopped your body. My body is the punching power. It is my power located between my heel and my shoulder. Here is my punch, all my weight will go into the bag and through the bag. And my body will stop only when my fist will be stopped. If the hand is straight after landing that means that I have stopped the punch. I have stopped my shoulder, I could have put this much length and power in the punch. I have interrupted the punch. Some guys think like this. They have straight arms on the bag. I ask them why your arm is straight? They say “because I threw the straight punch”. It is logical, isn’t it? A straight punch and a straight arm. No, the punch is called straight because the trajectory of the fist is straight. See, I have landed the punch and there is an imaginary straight line from the head of the third metacarpal and and the head of the humerus. It is called a direction vector. This imaginary line is straight. Also the arc which is formed by my arm and the arc which is formed by my back will send the energy into the punch and will absorb the counterforce from the bag. See, I was able to stand my ground. It shows the correctness of my punching movement. The bag, my punching power and and counterpower did not make me loose my balance. Now I will straighten my arm. And I will also try to throw a power punch. I cannot stand. – It looked like the bag swinged back. – And I did everything correctly. You have straightened your elbow for some reason. You have performed this movement. You have punched and then pushed the bag. And now you just punched. Well done. – The arm is straight. Is it Ok? Where do you see the straight arm? – It looks straight. Punch again. You have straightened it after the bag swang back. Ok. Do not bend your wrist, punch. Do not hurry, punch. Slowly. Rotate the fist in my palm. Ok. Yes! – Is the arm considered straight now? yes, it is. But you did not punch you have artificially straightened the arm. Look what you did. You are trying to persuade me that the arm gets straightened? I cannot argue it is your arm of course. But you do not punch. You do not throw the fist. You simply straighten the arm Here is what you do. And you continue to straighten it after the fist have landed on the bag. You push the bag further. That is why the bag is swinging so much. It is a push. With the correct punch the sound of impact is not dull and look what happens to the bag. It is not swinging. The power of my punch is concentrated on the tip of my third metacarpal head and it went into the bag. The bag was deformed like this. And if I make the movement that you showed before… the arm gets straight. What have I done? – You have pushed it. Right. That’s it. Well done. Was is different this time? Ok, enough for today. – Now it is time for the hook. Huh? – It is time to train the hook. The hook is a rocket science, let’s discuss it later. On the second year of training. Just kidding.