KUNG FU WARRIORS

Be Your Own Bodyguard ... and Walk Away Alive

 

THE BOXING CROSS

HOW TO HIT WITH A CROSS PUNCH

The Boxing Cross Punch or the Cross Punch or, simply the Cross, is a punch used to deliver a powerful blow to your opponent. It is frequently used to knock out or stop your opponent immediately. It generates its power from using all the force brought into it by bringing the arm back to a further starting point and then picking up speed and power as it travels across the body.

To properly perform a Cross, the rear arm springs forward in a straight line like a piston coming out of a chamber. It then returns in a straight line back to it's starting point. 

 

HOW TO DO THE CROSS

  • The rear hand is around the middle of the chest and just below the chin level (see: Fighters Stance);  a few to several inches away from the body.
  • The elbow is straight down. 
  • The hand is upwards and, ideally, open although many fighters keep their hands closed or clenched in a fist. Boxers will always keep their hands clenched because that is the nature of their fighting style.
  • The punch starts out moving directly across the upper body, straight like an arrow that was just released from a fully pulled bow.
  • The arm moves outward until fully straightened at which time it is pounded into the targeted spot of your opponent. This should always be the knock out spot. The power is much like a cannon and this is a common metaphor for comparing the delivery of a cross punch.
  • This punch is appropriatedly called, "the cross" because of the way the punch moves straight across the body. 

FRONT VIEW

 

 

SIDE VIEW

 

 

return to KUNG FU ATTACKS

 

 

 

FELLOW WARRIOR...

sign up now to receive your free report and future tips on living the warrior's life.

 

Here at Kung Fu Warriors your email is kept private.

...Sifu Mike