Figure 1 A-C. A) The apparatus for the study of adaptive movements of boxers viewed from above. Distance from the target (heavy bag) was divided into 10 segments of 10cm each. Boxers started at the largest distance which afforded them to apply a punch under the task constraints outlined in the text; B) A schematic representation of boxers'punching coordination patterns seen from above. The boxing movements are defined with respect to their dominant projections on the axes. Jabs move predominantly along the z (sagital) axis, i.e. the central visual line, in the opposite direction (±180 deg). Hooks predominantly move along the horizontal (x) and sagital (z) axes and their projections on these axes create a relative angle of ±90 deg.; C) Uppercuts predominantly move along the vertical (y) and sagittal (z) axes and their projections on these axes create a relative angle of ±90 deg.