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Old 05-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #33
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Location: Spring Hill, FL
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Re: techniquies in street fights

Ian Dodkins wrote:
PS my favourite strike would be yokomen uchi to the neck - far more effective and versatile than any punch.
Just curious, have you ever tried this in an actual altercation? I only ask because small target strikes tend to be secondary attacks if, and only if a primary large area attack opens up the vulnerability.

This is such a limited strike and you are using the smaller bones in your hand as the impact weapon, it is impractical (unless you have trained to strengthen these bones). Any strike which uses small bones as impact weapons is weak. A preferred strike would be a palm heel, which uses the large bones in the hand.

Gregory Makuch
Wandering Ronin
Spring Hill, FL
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