People have asked me, “what exactly is a Sneak Punch?”
So here is a brief description…
The Sneak Punch is also known as the ‘screw shot’, and is basically an upside down jab. The important point is how you employ it during a fight. That’s what makes it special, and is why I absolutely love this technique.
It’s not all about power … the Sneak Punch isn’t really a power punch, it is used more as a set-up, to knock your opponent’s head back. At this point you can follow through with a harder shot (from your power hand).
I like to use the Sneak Punch shot in a variety of ways, but always sparingly, because overuse takes away the sneakiness!
3 Great Ways to utilise the Sneak Punch
• It is perfect against a tight guard, use the sneak punch to power up through the guard to set up your right (or left if you are a South Paw)
• Use it as a counter against a right hand from your opponent, slip to your left, throw the sneak punch, and follow with your right.
• Against a left jab, slip to your right and use the reverse Sneak Punch (use the right hand). Then finish with a hard left jab.
To make it easier I have made a really quick video, with a demonstration of how and when to use the Sneak Punch…