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Old 10-24-2000, 11:33 AM   #17
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I would agree with Magma. In boxing the fact that a punch opens up the person necessitates the simultaneous block of such a strike, and punch, and these can be hefty punches. If you punch with alot of hip turn you can also use this hip turn to withdraw your front guarding hand, which can deflect a punch simultaneously (esp. if moving off centre line). I think the difficulty in many fighting situations is really the opposite - trying to get one commited strike (in many cases, even if they are not doing a simultaneous combination, they usually have a very quick follow up). Knives are a particular problem - people will often slash anything that comes towards them rather than just doing a one-off stab.
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