An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself in. With that in mind, each Sunday we’ll be republishing one of the illustrated guides from our archives, so you can hone your manly know-how week by week.
The left hook has been called the “prettiest” punch in boxing due to its precision and technicality. A well-placed hook to the head can knock a man out, and one delivered to the kidneys or liver will bring the strongest of brawlers to their knees.
Allow John L. Sullivan to show you how to throw a devastating left hook. (Note: If you’re a southpaw, just reverse the hands on the instructions.) If you need a refresher on how to throw a straight punch, we’ve got a guide to that too.Self-Defense & Fighting