How to Uppercut in a Street Fight

Effective punch for the streets

Often when we look at fights on the TV or in movies, we often see uppercuts as a great self-defense technique. Indeed, this strike can be effective and that’s why we’ll show you exactly how to uppercut in a street fight.

Firstly, what we often fail to realize is that a traditional “closed fist” uppercut is not always the best self-defense tactic. Especially if your attacker is much taller and bigger then you. Chances are, an uppercut won’t have the desired effect.

Try using an open hand palm strike

I mean don’t get me wrong, an uppercut punch can do a lot of damage! But depending on the angle and your position, an palm strike can be very effective.

That said, you should include open hand striking in your self-defense training.

Performing an uppercut with an open palm strike can have a great effect and give you a significant advantage towards your opponent.

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See an example on how to perform an uppercut with an open palm strike:

A devastating strike for self-defense

If performed well, an open palm strike uppercut goes underneath the jaw and creates a powerful impact upon contact.

Additionally, if you’re able to do a double open palm strike towards the jaw, your chances of defeating your attacker are much greater.

The impact of a double palm strike is very powerful and can severely injure your opponent, giving you a much-needed advantage in a dangerous situation.

To see a video tutorial on how to perform an uppercut in a street fight, make sure to visit our YouTube channel where you will find this video along with other resourceful videos on self-defense.

Take care and stay safe out there,

Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog

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