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Reasons for chambering punches
- Chambering may also be an elbow attack into a person grabbing you from the rear.
- When a punching wrist is grabbed, chambering releases the grab by the twisting of the wrist toward the person's thumb, and it pulls the opponent into a counter punch using the opposite hand.
- Chambering allows the punch to be delivered with full-power as a finishing blow.
- Chambering helps reinforce hip movement that is used to generate power.
- As you chamber, you tighten the fist, which helps build strength.
- Full motion chambering strengthens and stretches the arm muscles so that, while sparring, more power may be generated in the limited motion sparring chamber.
- When blocking, such as with inner or outer middle outside forearm blocks, chambering allow more power to be applied to the block.