Ya, Ya, Ya, I know what your thinking. "A video on hammer grip, really dude" , well yes really.
As a percussionist/drummer for over 15 years I have seen some bad grips. And in the world of woodworking there are some real interesting thoughts out there. Like putting your thumb on top of the handle, pointing your finger out when using a small hammer for brad nails, etc. etc.. That is why I made this video. It covers the basic grip, why I believe this is the proper grip, and why it works. Also, why the other grips don't work the best, or at least why the seem to work but are not the best. Take it for what it is worth, but please go in the shop and see if it makes a difference.
I encourage you all to always ask yourself "Why" you do things the way you do. Is it because that is the way your were taught, you just do it that way, or somewhere in the middle. If you can't explain a technique to yourself you probably should learn to. It will make you a better woodworker in the end.