"cross"

"cross"

Post by Watt » Mon, 05 Aug 2002 15:43:31


i want to know meaning of the word "cross".

the punch cross over the opponent's shoulder or left arm is "cross"?
or
the punch thrown diagonaly is "cross"?

and please tell me the difference between "cross" and "overhand".

 
 
 

"cross"

Post by Super Killer 2001 KX » Mon, 05 Aug 2002 19:33:38

Quote:

> i want to know meaning of the word "cross".

> the punch cross over the opponent's shoulder or left arm is "cross"?
> or
> the punch thrown diagonaly is "cross"?

Lead with the jab, if your right handed then you lead with your weaker
hand (left) and keep your power hand in the back or if you're a
Southpaw you do the reverse, the jab is a direct, speedy, short ranged
weapon that taks the shrt route to the target and that is used to
blind your opponent long enough for him not to see the power hand
comign from WAAAAY back there taking the long route to the target.

The jab is sort of like a "Wild Weasel" who comes in the vanguard of
the ofensive and knocks off the nemy's radar stations then flees into
the night and the heavy bombers come over with impunity and hammer the
blinded enemy, simple warfare principle.

Of course some lead with the right hand as a psychological ploy to
sort of let your oppnent know that you think he's too slow to deflect
evn the lead rights, a good example is Ali Vs Foreman where Ali
DISSRESPECTED Foreman by leading with rights all night, sort of like
"hey boy, you're too slow".

After blinding him with the STRAIGHT left jab (mostly just snapping it
with spwed without putting too much power or bodyweight behind it) and
leading with the left foot you quickly bring the right hand forward,
square up your foot stance ever so slightly and move your waist
forward as to put your upper body weight into the upper right portion
of your torso and try to harness it all behind your right shoulder as
you rotate the hips and shoulder joints counter clockwise and put your
weight on your lead left foot and DIAGONALY cross it punching from the
your right through the middle of your opponent's guard.

The Cross much like hooks and uppercuts are power punches, the jab is
not (unless your Ike Quartey). Check out tapes of Joe Louis, man, what
a right cross he had.

Quote:
> and please tell me the difference between "cross" and "overhand".

The overhand sails over your opponent's lazy left jab. Over hand,
(over your opponent's left hand).

Have I told you about the time Mugsy Bogues threw an overhand over
George Muresan's left jab?

Tom Bishop

 
 
 

"cross"

Post by The Sanity Cruze » Tue, 06 Aug 2002 00:31:54


Quote:
> i want to know meaning of the word "cross".

> the punch cross over the opponent's shoulder or left arm is "cross"?
> or
> the punch thrown diagonaly is "cross"?

> and please tell me the difference between "cross" and "overhand".

I would say (for example), an overhand-right is thrown above shoulder level
and travels with an arcing (arcking) motion.  It can almost be a clubbing
punch, as Tim Witherspoon is known for throwing.

I'd say that a right-cross travels in a straight line from the shoulder and
travels across the body.