The Hook refers to a strike which does not come straight out, but instead arcs from the outside of the body. Generally speaking, the opponent will be guarded strongly from the front, so can easily block direct attacks. This strike aims at going around the opponents defense.
The jab distracts opponent
The rear hand 'hooks' around the body in a circular movement
And strikes the opponent on about a 45 degree angle
There is a few different ways the hook can be used:
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