Reverse Punch
Otherwise known as right cross or left cross. The technique can be very powerful. Move your weight forward slightly whilst rotating your hips and shoulders at the same time as you reach the peak of this movement release the punch and immediately recover it back to your ready, guarded position. The reverse punch is easy to identify as you punch with the opposite hand to the leg you have forward. For instance, if you have your left leg forward you will be punching with your right hand. Remember, if you were punching with on the same side as your leading leg then you would be doing a front punch.


To perform the reverse punch:

  • Coordination and focus are the key
  • Practice the movement slowly to begin with.
  • Use your shoulder to protect your chin.
  • As you punch rotate the arm slightly inwards.
  • All techniques should be practiced under the supervision of a qualified instructor.