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    training for the uppercut?

    Any training tips on the uppercut? I've been trying it mix it in during sparring sessions but I can't manage to get enough power (when striking the midsection) or enough speed to land a blow (when aiming for the chin). It somehow seems unnatural to me. Is it even a useful punch, or has hollywood brainwashed me? I use a fairly orthodox right-foward boxing stance btw. Feel free to flame me.

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    go and watch some of tysons fights is probably the best advice i can give you. pay VERY close attention to what he is doing with his feet and shoulders. and yes it is a very useful punch, my broken nose can verify you on that one

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    I don't think you can have a stance that is both orthodox and right foot forward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    I don't think you can have a stance that is both orthodox and right foot forward...
    really? by right foot foward I only meant sligthly. but whatever, its not orthodox then, who cares.

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    You can't just throw an uppercut... it needs to be properly set up, you have to get your body in position, and it's more effective as part of a combo.
    Try throwwing lead hook/rear uppercut combo with rear leg (right) slightly withdrawn. That's how it works best for me, mechanically. The balance and everything just seems better following a hook.
    I used to struggle throwing it, but I was thinking of it as a single technique, rather than the coup de grace in a combo.
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    I like the uppercut



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    I like the uppercut

    Is that a lead hand uppercut I spy there?
    Sweet... I could only ever land those defensively.
    Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetza
    really? by right foot foward I only meant sligthly. but whatever, its not orthodox then, who cares.
    Yeah. If your right foot is foward, it's not orthodox. It's southpaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sochin101
    Is that a lead hand uppercut I spy there?
    Sweet... I could only ever land those defensively.
    It's easy to land an uppercut however you want when your opponent is turtling up.
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