At my gym we almost never train rear hand hook / uppercuts . I know it is concidered .. unefficient or something , but what is the reason ? Maybe in kickboxing it is bad , but in mma it seems to be really perfect for transitioning between the clinch and striking . People like wanderlei silva use it all the time , not only as defense when backing up . Is it one of those things which you need to train really hard to be good with ? I mean maybe only guys like wanderlei can use it because they are so good , but if somebody like me tryes it in sparring I will get counter punched too fast ? It just seems to be really underrated to me , theres so much power behind it , and if used after a good left hook , it has even more power . If used in a combination like silva uses it , jab, cross, jab ,right hook it seems rather good , or it could be jab , cross , left hook , right hook , giving it more power . What do you think about it? I would expect everybody in these street fighting threads to really like hooks since they give more power , but Ive never seen anyone write anything about right hook in street fights , and I cant judge it , Ive never been in a street fight , Ive never even fighted before , I only spar in my training lessons , thats all , so I really dont understand .