Meditations on how boxing punches can make you better…mentally, physically, psychologically.
Think of the uppercut as a metaphor…a metaphor for your behavior in life, how you conduct yourself when faced with challenges or unpleasant situations.
It’s strong, it’s sneaky and ninja-like; you are close to your opponent when it happens, face-to-face, no where to hide.
The uppercut is a humble punch… and a bold one. It’s explosive. Sometimes, you have to hold your fire; sometimes you have to unleash hell. Staying loose and relaxed under pressure is the name of the game.
The art of throwing punches is the art of developing your sense of judgment, and timing. Knowing when to strike and when not to strike.
Uppercuts have to be thrown with a sense of authority and confidence. There is no time to waste.
The mechanics of the uppercut are such: the ankle hip and shoulder rotate, as the arm drives up. The knees start bent, and the whole body works like an uncoiling spring. The uppercut is most effective when one has found gaps in the opponents guard.
The tricky part? Keep calm, and don’t lose your temper.
“To generate great power you must first totally relax and gather your strength,” Bruce Lee said. “Then concentrate your mind and all your strength on hitting your target.”
BRILLIANT. EASY. BESPOKE.