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The Uppercut (アッパーカット, Appākatto) is a punch used in boxing usually directed towards the opponent's jaw.

Usage

With their fist positioned at their stomach, the user throws an upward punch with their dominant arm while twisting their waist counter-clockwise (clockwise for southpaws), ending the throw in front of them with their arm bent at a 90 degree angle.

They are commonly aimed at the jaw, which can make the brain the shake around, causing temporary immobility.[1] Uppercuts can also be directed to the body (particularly the solar plexus).

It is one of the most effective punches against in-fighters because they tend to lower their heads directly into the path of an uppercut when charging forward. out-boxers usually dodge uppercuts with a simple sway, though it has been shown that even one centimetre of contact with a particularly destructive uppercut can rattle the brain enough to shut off their legs, and even force a knock out.

See Also

References

  1. Chapter 4, page 7
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