Making a Fist

Fold the fingers in, little finger first

Press the folded fingers tightly against palm

Fold in the thumb while tightening the knuckles

Effective Punching
Punches should always impact exactly at right angles to the target. The wrist should remain straight; otherwise the punch will not only be effective, but the wrist damaged, too!
To avoid injuries during sparring, use the heel of the hand.
The heel of the hand does not mean the palm. Connect from the wrist itself.

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