***HAPPY HOOKER WEDNESDAY*** WEDNESDAY AT IRON DRAGON: 5:15 PM LIL DRAGONS 6:00 PM LADIES BOOTYBLAST BOOTCAMP 7:00 PM KUNG FU KICKBOXING ALL LEVELS - FULL CONTACT Beginners Finish at 8 pm ADVANCED continue to *:00 PM 8:30 SPARRING AND OPEN FLOOR GRAPPLING
One of the most formidable techniques in Boxing and Kickboxing is the Left Hook. Western Boxers and Kickboxers traditionally lead with the weaker hand. The orthodox fighting stance is one where the weaker left hand leads and the powerful right hand is in the back where it can be used more advantageously.
The power of the left hook comes from the rotational force that is generated by turning the whole body into the punch. It is critical that the body rotates along with the arm in order to put bodyweight behind the punch and not just swing the arm by itself.
The Left Hook is such a valuable punch that we have designated every other Wednesday as "Happy Hooker Wednesday" - a day where we celebrate and perform the deadly Left Hook along with an equally formidable Hook Kick!
Pretty good highlight reel of Great Left Hook fighters over the years. I disagree with the high placement of Tommy Morrison and Gerry Cooney though. I would put the late Joe Frazier at the top of the list followed by Mike Tyson, David Tua, Floyd Patterson and "Sugar" Ray Robinson. Earnie Shavers and Ken Norton also had great hooks!
Here's an Earnie Shavers highlight reel with plenty of Killah Hooks!
Here's Ken "Black Hercules" Norton smashing away with his hook!
Think Spinning Hook Kicks don't work? Allow me to retort!