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Lead hand upper cut. Turn the lead heel outward to rotate your hip and shoulder into the punch. NEVER uppercut a person whose head is above yours; you loose too much power so it is not worth the effort.
Barrel of a rifle. This involves looking down your punching arm like you are looking down the barrel of a rifle to provide cover for your chin on that side while you are punching. A common mistake is for people to leave their chin open on the side of the arm they are punching with. Depending on your personal style, it may also help to turn your thumbs downward to help bring the shoulders up and provide better cover. Your arms are like two soldiers guarding a fort. When one of them leaves the fort to make war, he has to build a wall to protect his post while he is gone. Also, in keeping with this analogy, during this time the other soldier must be extra vigilant.
Lunge punch. Stepping when using a lunge punch may be too slow and may telegraph your intentions to an opponent, instead, use front stance with bent back leg to assist forward movement. To increase reach, the front foot may land in line with the rear foot, twisting the torso so that the chest is facing sideways. Time punch to hit when foot lands, stomping floor to “apply brakes.” Alternatively punch before or after landing your foot to upset opponent’s timing, making it more difficult for opponent to block. Avoid pull back of front foot before punching, which increases distance and telegraphs intentions to opponent.
Back fist strike. Use back fist as a counterattack only against an inherently weak but very fast attack. In defense, parry the strike and turn into an attack with a spinning technique.
Lag punch. The lag punch is a boxing method for loading up your hook to draw the opponent's attention to that hand, and then striking with the other hand.