A punch doesn't always travel through the air. A punch may leave a punch-swinging fist, a punch-hitting hand, a punch-hitting arm, or a punch-hitting face.
It also might travel through a fist, a handshake, an arm's reach, or even a space where even gravity isn't able to reach. Therefore, there's a wide variety of different ways in which a punch travels from your fist to your enemy's face or body. It's easy to get the physics wrong when you're fighting, and that's why we have all these different kinds of punches.
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It can be difficult to even keep track of them and remember where the punch is coming out in certain situations. But we're going to go over them all for you so you can use them to your advantage in your own fights. To help you decide which type of punch is coming at you from your opponent, here's a complete list of punches that each have their own distinct effects. Remember, these are only a partial list, for you can also use your other senses to know whether a punch is coming to you at all. You can learn more about each of these types of punches by going to the other side of the page. These are the main types that you'll see a lot, but we'll also discuss some lesser-known types on that page as well. A punch that sends an opponent flying: Your fist connects with the top of the target's head or chest for a massive, sweeping, downward force that throws you forward. Don't try this against someone who's already in your face, as this will likely send them flying into your partner or your partner's partner.
This kind of punch is great against an opponent who's facing you, but still has a couple feet of space to move. It's also great for hitting someone in the face while they're already facing away from you. The main downside is that you risk getting your elbow caught by the target if you're not careful. Don't let that happen. A punch to the body: Your punch connects with the target and destroys it.