Yep - we all love a good liver shot. Unfortunately, I’m a southpaw, and so while reaching that liver is possible with a straight left hand, my right hook to the body - which is my Sunday punch - can’t hit it.
So in effect, I’m looking for the perfect spot on the left side of the body to land it that creates the same sort of stiffening effect that the liver shot does - is that possible? I know the spleen is on that side, but I don’t know if it has the same effect.
There’s that area along the ribcage that always works well - it’s just so uncomfortable to get hit there - but is there a one-shot spot to aim for?[/quote]
I will give you my opinion rather than specific answer to your specific question.
1.I divide all punches,kicks,strikes to hits to the head or hits to the body/legs
2.hits to the head need not be destructive to the structure to be effective e.i. jaw-rotation knockout,blinking,stunning,distracting to help to win the fight,but hits to the body or legs must produce damage. Otherwise,your opponent would under adrenaline not be affected by it.
3.so,with your hand properly conditioned to endure hitting hard,and you hitting hard,you should just break the ribs with your right hook
4.if you punch under the ribs,go in the upright direction
5.I like to copy Earnie Shavers body mechanics…all the force in the legs and rotation of the hips go into making the shot harder…great stuff
Hope that helps! Stay strong! ,)