A hook is a punch that can be thrown in Muay Thai. It is mostly used for hitting the opponent on the side of the chin or in the liver and is typically delivered with either the left hand or right hand.
It takes a lot of practice to master this technique, but once you get it right, you will have a deadly weapon at your disposal. There are two types of hooks – inside and outside.
An inside hook targets the opponent’s ribs area while an outside hook goes for his head and neck region.
Keep Your Guard Up
You should also your other hand up to protect yourself from counter punches since opponents often try to parry hooks. A hook can leave you quite vournable when throwing it since it requires quite a wound up of the punch and leaves a side of your body exposed.
A Powerful Tool
A hook is just one part of your arsenal so use it wisely. The hook should be used as finishing blow after a combo. For example you can spend multiple rounds hitting your opponent with jabs and crosses to the head. Soon enough he will start protecting his head more than his midsection. This will leave his liver wide open. When you see an opening, quickly step in and unleash your punch while twisting your hips for extra power. A well placed liver shot can cause massive damage to your opponent and leave him twisting in the floor of the boxing ring.
Be sure to return to your original position after the punch to avoid getting hit in return, if you do not down your opponent imediately. Try to practice this move on a punching bag or with a coach so that you can perfect your technique.
A Hook To The Liver
The hook to the liver in boxing is a punch that targets this vital organ of the body. The liver sits almost completely beneath the rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. This makes it difficult to target and can also make your opponent unable to see where you are aiming for when throwing the punch. Therefore, you must aim carefully with this blow and use the effective techniques in order to ensure that you hit your desired target.
Because it is such a complex part of the body, there are multiple ways in which you can damage or injure it while throwing a hook to your opponent’s middle section. However, understanding how it works and how to properly execute the punch will give you an advantage in your boxing match.
The liver is responsible for many different functions in the body, including filtering out toxins and aiding in digestion. It is also very sensitive to pain, meaning that a well-placed hook to this area can cause your opponent a great deal of discomfort. The only way to deliver a hook to the liver is by using your left hand, as this will enable you to put all of your power behind the punch.
When throwing a left hook to the liver, be sure to keep your elbow close to your body and tuck your chin down so that you are less likely to get hit in the face. You should also aim for the lower part of the rib cage, ideally striking the liver itself. If you are able to hit this vital organ with enough force, you could completely disable your opponent.
With enough practice, you will be able to deliver a powerful hook that can knock out your opponents!