How To Punch Harder Using a Wall

How To Punch Harder Using a Wall

Howdy. Ando here from Today,
I want to talk to you a little bit about alignment. Specifically, how your body lines up behind
your striking. It’s a fact that if your body is not lined up properly, and you hit something
or someone, you’re just going to hurt yourself. So, if you’re a karate guy, or a Tae Kwon
Do, kung fu artist, and you’re spending a lot of your training time striking in the
air, be careful with that. There’s a chance you may be just practicing bad habits. You’re
only getting better at throwing bad punches. And that’s why, if you’ve seen my other videos,
you know I’m a big fan of hitting bags, or pads, or willing partners. But what if you’re
not in the dojo? What if you’re not in the gym? What if you’re at a hotel, or just at
home, or your crazy ex locked you in a closet? Is there still a way that you can practice
throwing stronger, harder punches? Well, of course there is. And I’m going to show you
one of those ways right now. If you’ve ever been part of a traditional
karate class, I’m sure this has happened to you. You stick out your punch and the instructor
comes by and then pushes on the front of your fist to test your structure. If there’s a
little bit of a bend in your wrist, then it’s going to buckle all the way. If your shoulder
is not locked into your body, then your whole arm slides out of joint. If your hips and
your knees aren’t lined up properly, then you get knocked off your stance. Well, without
an instructor around, the next best thing you can use to test your structure is a wall.
Now, I’m not telling you to punch the wall, but I would like you to push on it. Because,
if you think about it, a punch is really not much different than a push. The only difference
is that you’re shifting your weight faster and more explosively. So, here’s what I want you to do. I want you
to pick a punch. I’m going to pick a straight right. Put your knuckles on the wall and line
up your body behind it as if this is going to be the greatest knockout punch you’ve ever
thrown. Or maybe you’re imagining you break 100 flaming boards. I don’t know. Whatever
makes you smile. Anyway, once I get my knuckles on the wall, now I’m just going to lean into
it a little bit. Now, the nice thing about the wall is it will not lie to you. If there’s
a weak link in your body, you’re going to feel it right away. So, I’m going to go through
my checklist anyway. I start off with my wrist. Make sure my wrist feels strong. Make sure
my elbow feels strong. My shoulder. Make sure my waist, my hips, my knees, my ankle. Every
part of your body should be driving forward into this wall and you should feel stable
and balanced. Now, of course, on a flat wall, you’re not limited to just practicing your
straight punches, you could also throw forward elbows, you could throw your uppercuts, heck,
I even use my head and push on the wall just to make sure, from hair to toe, I’m lined
up. Once you feel pretty confident and solid in
your strikes that you’ve chosen, the next step is to add a pulse to your pressure. So,
in other words, you may start off just giving one long, steady push to really pressure test
your structure. Once I have that body feel, I’m going to start on and offing, if that’s
a word, I’m going to start pulsing the pressure into the wall, so that I’m getting better
at locking in my body more quickly, because that’s going to lead me to stepping away from
the wall, so that I don’t need the wall, and just see if I can maintain that same feeling
in my body. The minute that you feel you don’t have that connection, if you start shadow
boxing or you’re doing your kata and you feel you’ve lost that connection, hop back over
to the wall, it only takes one or two, you’ll feel it right away, then go off the wall.
Make sure it still feels the same. By going back and forth, you’ll be tuning up your body
better than ever. Even better, try to find yourself a pillar,
or a post, maybe inside of a doorway, anything that’s going to give you a corner to play
with, two surfaces. That way, you’re not just limited to shifting your weight to the wall,
you can shift through the wall. This is going to open up a much fuller range of your power
and you’re going to start adding circular techniques. I can add my hook punches this
way and cross the line. I can add my body hooks. I can add more circularity to my elbow
strikes. I can put in the big overhand right. I highly recommend that you include every
strike that you know into the wall drill. That’s because in martial arts, there’s
nothing worse that a cocky air-puncher. Once you’ve tested out all your techniques, now
it’s time to spar the wall. Get your pulses ready and just throw, go through your list.
Go through your hooks, your straight punches, your hooks, the big overhand right, your elbows.
Just don’t expect to win. Remember, the key here is not to slam this
wall like it’s a makiwara. Don’t think of this as conditioning your knuckles, think
of it as conditioning your whole body. Now, don’t get me wrong, big knuckles look really
cool. I don’t have them, but they look cool. But what doesn’t look cool is throwing a real
punch in a real fight, breaking your wrist and falling down because your alignment is
off. So, do yourself a favor, make proper alignment your number one goal, and then you
can add as much speed and power on top of that as you want. And that’s it. My advice the next time you
feel like your training has hit a wall… hit a wall. If you liked that tip, don’t
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Until next time, punch hard and keep fighting for a happy life.

Comments (100)

  1. A few weeks ago I got angry and punched a wall my skin got all ripped off and it took two weeks just to stop bleeding I don't think that was a smart move but my confidence in throwing punches has increased beyond my expectations because of that and I feel that I have a thicker skin now

  2. I Broke my Arms because i almost destroyed a wall it has 1crack

  3. I still remember once I was so stressed and angry that I punched the wall and my arm just went numb and there's a small crack in the wall…if it's a hollow wall then I'm dead lol

  4. I will punch the wall 👊,I don't care😕 . my knuckle gets stronger now💪💪

  5. This is an Idea I will try.

  6. I broke my wall thanks btw it was made of thin wood

  7. Well my house is all glass… I don’t think this will work😞

  8. my wall in my bedroom is literally dried up ice cream, you can even use a card board minecraft diamond sword and make a dent in the wall

  9. I was like about 2 years ago very agresive so i punched walls so many times stone walls metal walls wooden door but one day i was angry so i punched (bare hands what i did always) to a metal plate so i broke my hand…😭 but i can still fight but my fist isnt the strong one i know before but i get very much information about your videos! Thank you for that, keep going!

  10. 2:33 I laughed sorry

  11. I knouk out my room

  12. This guy radiates Kyle energy, somebody get this guy a monster energy

  13. Punching wall does help if you want to condition ur fist

  14. Very thanks sir for this video


  16. Kyle has joined the chat

  17. I thought that the wall could be cracked…. Then, i realize that my screen cracked last evening….😂😂😂

  18. After I saw that I punshed my closet so hard that my knuckle tern blue

  19. my wall has a fucking hole now

  20. Actually im punching the wall always, now i have red wrist hahaha. (Sorry im not great in english)

  21. This isnt good, because u can broke Your cnuckles. The small cnuckle Can get easily destroyed. long time ago, i accidentally throwed an punch into the wall. I had the first knuckle almost broken. But after the knuckle broke , i had fight against opponent in boxing.

  22. Ive been punching walls to practice

  23. Dafaq never knew people needed help punching walls its pretty easy for me 🤨

  24. Instructions not clear. Head stuck in wall. Mom angry.

  25. 5:17 keep fighting for a happy life?

  26. Does this also apply to a heavy bag?

  27. When I push the wall I think about punching Saitama so hard that I blew him to a black hole

  28. i need this incase my sister goes off on me 🙂

  29. Next : how to have sex with a wall

  30. This training helped me put a hole in my monitor when i lost my league of legends daimond promos due to lag lol

  31. Am I the only girl watching this?

  32. Wow thanks Ando. I’m seriously grateful for your teachings and time on your channel. I hope one day, we can spar! Much love and respect.

  33. I just broke my knuckle. Thanks sir

  34. Where do I get walls out of nowhere I’m not Donald Trump

  35. White dudes name Kyle has entered the chat

  36. Thanks! I killed a school now.

  37. I’m watching this so I can punch a fat year 10 in the gut and knock him out
    edit:i have never seen him since that day now i have a new problem with a very cocky kid in my year (year 9) and i was doing exactly what you was doing i keep punching the air every now and then between my strikes because i have a wall with a pillar too and i have maintained that feeling for a long time so am i stronger?

  38. good video my punch is strong as saitama now

  39. Kyle liked this video.

  40. I’m breaking my wall down FUCK YA

  41. I think I broke my knuckle

  42. he seemed a bit nervous with that Crazy Ex joke lool

  43. Anyone here realise this guy faces look like ricardo milos?

  44. I punched the wall 7x badly and my hand broke ;-; help ..?

  45. Imma bout to harness that Kyle power

  46. Walls Don’t Lie And They Don’t Talk

  47. The jokes on this comment section are worse than dad jokes

  48. who else is finding a way to hurt them

  49. My wall has a hole in it

    It was already there so…

  50. This is a bunch of crock, I tried that it does not work.

  51. After this my wall was balloon..

  52. Now I can finally do a fatality

  53. Walls don't hit back.

  54. So you're kyle's sensei.

  55. How to punch a hole through drywall 101

  56. I no clipped into the backrooms and had to punch my way out. Do yeah, I guess it'll works!

  57. I tried it. Now i have no knuckles :p

  58. Thank for that tip sensei


  60. Try knuckle pushups

  61. Fuck I just sunk my fist into the wall when I was "pulsing" 😂

  62. Never in my life had I thought that using a wall can help fix my cross better than finding someone to fix it for me cuz even professionals tend to evolve when in sparring or real fight and eventually might change their punch with different twitch to muscle to hit target at certain angle and lost the muscle memory of the original one.

    Thanks sensei!

  63. Mexicans need to see this


  64. this video was pathetic.

  65. Should you do this if youre a teen.

  66. Ahh too bad, I use another method: Fortnite and Geometry Dash

  67. Is it normal to have these grey parts beside ur knuckles cuz I have them after doing the wall training

  68. Thanks a lot, sir.

  69. Howdy. No. Hello yes.

  70. Well, Mr Mierzwa, I punched brick wall literally as part of my boxing training. I use boxing gloves though. It's the training for speed and range, not for power. The wall don't absorb my energy it bounces back. I like the sound on the wall pep-pap-pep-pap-pep-pap. My neighbours don't like the sound. Their dogs, too.

  71. Loved the video man keep it up!

  72. kyle enters the chat

  73. Get rid of your knuckles please

  74. yo this video almost got 1M views but in the future after this comment it will surely hit 1million but this video is very helpful on teaching to punch harder and thank you sensei.

  75. i get anxiety because of how fast he moves his body

  76. what if the wall hits me back?

  77. That moment your hand is covered in dry wall for putting just 2 pounds of pressure on it

  78. All the likes are from kyle’s

    My names Kyle too

  79. I trained myself to punch hard and kick hard by using drywall boards for punching boards. I started at white drywall boards. I graduated to purple drywall boards. I graduated to green drywall broads. I trained every chance I got before, during, and after work at my dad's construction site. I learned to strike 1st. I learned to strike hard. I learned to show no mercy.

  80. Facts as a Judo's Learner : When you started to punch dont stop, once you stop and starts again. ITS GONNA HURT! for a while….

  81. This how i train with wall
    Making the wall as my sparing partner
    Then just throw punch as hard as i can at the wall then go met that scary doctor and broke my arm and never throw punch again

  82. Instructions unclear there is a giant hole in my wall

  83. Don t laught try it
    Me ahhh hahahaahhhhhhhhh

  84. Punching walls makes your punches harder but can rewin your fist I have punched walls so many times and now my nuckle it messed up

  85. 2:40 To be honest I do that but not infront of people cuz they will laugh but now I know that it was not the waste of time!

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