Outward Punch

Outward Punch 2

Outward Punch is Nia arm technique drawn from the martial arts. One of four punches, this move trains you to draw power from the base, coordinate left and right sides of the body and focus the mind on a target at heart level.  All punches begin in ready position. Practice by spiraling one fist out, slightly below heart level, and spiral back in to ready position. You can play with agility, out-in fast, or slowing down to gain movement skill.  Choose A or Sumo Stance, keeping your base 'spring-loaded.'  Continue below for Tips and video.


Tip:  Practice with a variety of speed and combinations. Be mindful as you punch outward, keeping your extended arm un-locked so as not to hyperextend the elbow joint, irritate the shoulder joint or lost balance. Balance the outward motion by engaging the opposite arm drawing back.  Feel free to energize with the martial, dance and healing arts to gain movement skill. Sound, "out-out or pow."

Outward Punch 3

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