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    Default whats the differance between a hook and a cross?

    as the title says?

    (theres bound to be a really obvious answer ive missed so please take it easy on me )

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    If it wasn't for your long term membership and post count I would assume you were somehow joking here.

    Two very simple explanations designed to apply to basic boxing technique:

    A hook is a punch thrown to connect with a hooked arm and designed to come in to the side of the head/body.

    A cross is a punch thrown to connect with a straight arm and designed to come in to the front of the head/body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmet J View Post
    If it wasn't for your long term membership and post count I would assume you were somehow joking here.

    Two very simple explanations designed to apply to basic boxing technique:

    A hook is a punch thrown to connect with a hooked arm and designed to come in to the side of the head/body.

    A cross is a punch thrown to connect with a straight arm and designed to come in to the front of the head/body.

    yeah i know its a pretty lame question.

    and i dont box (just a bag banger) so ive never had it explained to me.

    thanks for the explanation though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffdragon View Post
    yeah i know its a pretty lame question.

    and i dont box (just a bag banger) so ive never had it explained to me.

    thanks for the explanation though.
    You can just google and youtube this stuff.

    A good cross thower-Dan Henderson and his over hand right cross

    A good hook thrower-Paul Daley and his KO left hook

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    i thought this was someone selling something...

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    A hook is something you hang your coat on, a cross is what a priest wears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman2606 View Post
    A good cross thower-Dan Henderson and his over hand right cross
    I wouldnt say this was a cross. Hendo's is an pretty big overhand looping punch.

    Nick Diaz is a great example of somebody who throws a crisp cross; a punch thrown with the rear hand which loops slightly round the lead hand of your opponent... generally used to counter somebody who has lazy recovery when they throw a jab. It's commonly mistaken for a right straight as it looks a lot similar.
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    i like emmets post, that was neatly explained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayman2606 View Post
    You can just google and youtube this stuff.

    A good cross thower-Dan Henderson and his over hand right cross

    A good hook thrower-Paul Daley and his KO left hook


    yeah i could but then id be given advice by "strangers" instead of people i respect on cagewarriors. (even though i dont technichly know anyone here)

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    Please find attached a jolly good example of a hook and cross combination:


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