Cross Body Punch – Krav Maga

Krav Maga Technique – Cross Body Punch

This page provides details on a Krav Maga “Cross Body Punch” (or Rear Hand Punch). For this punch, Krav Maga students are striking an opponent with their rear hand versus a jab where they would strike an opponent with their forward fist.

This is a more powerful punch than a jab because you rotate your body into the punch and thus generate more power.

For other Krav Maga techniques (i.e. kicks, punches and grappling), please visit the main Krav Maga Techniques section.

Straight Punch in Krav Maga

YouTube Video on Boxing’s Right Cross or Rear Hand Punch

YouTube Video on Punches in Boxing

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