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How To Block A Punch

How To Block A Punch

Just in case you find yourself in a fight where someone's trying to punch you, watch personal trainer Dan Roberts teach you how to block a punch.

If you're looking to block a punch, I'm going to show you a few ways you can do that starting from a defensive to more aggressive. We're going to start of with the defense of a left jab, okay. So, you can see what I'm doing.

My hands are up, and I'm rotating so the punch lands on my arm. Hurts a little bit but much less than hitting me in my chin. So, you can also do this in self-defense.

You can actually think like this, but look very defensive, you can still react quickly. Next, we have the hook. The hook is aimed at the side of the jaw.

So, you notice, I'm keeping myself quite rigid, I'm not falling back, standing my ground, and I'm basically grabbing my ear, so the punch lands on the soft of my arm, hardly hurts at all. Next, we have a more advanced way of dealing with punching. You can actually counterattack.

Now, when someone goes into a punch, they are actually leaving themselves open, basically means there is a space where you can attack. So, just come here. Neil, if you can do a jab slowly.

I mean a hook. Do a hook. Once he's there, there is a gap where I can actually attack him.

So, do it in slow motion for me. So I can block and attack at the same time. That's the most advanced and aggressive way of dealing with punching.

So to recap, block, grab your ear or you can counterattack. And that's some tips on how to block a punch. Just in case you find yourself in a fight where someone's trying to punch you, watch personal trainer Dan Roberts teach you how to block a punch.