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Old 07-17-2006, 11:53 PM   #14
Dojo: Aikido of Ashland
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 395
Re: Suckerpunched, ouch

Matthew Gano wrote:
My point is simply that the first two knuckles aren't the only viable striking points in a punch. There are more than one or two people who support the three-knuckle punch. Wikipedia-"Wing Chun practitioners punch with a vertical fist...The impact is made with the bottom three knuckles, which keeps the wrist in proper alignment and reduces risk of injury to the wrist. Wing Chun punches are always linear with the elbow pointed down. This makes the punch faster and structurally stronger, as the skeletal alignment is better than a horizontal punch."
There will always be debate as to which is better, but I don't think one is inherantly better than another, unless you're speaking in very specific terms...such as vertical or horizontally-oriented structural strength. There's a time and place for each.
Well, you're right it probably could go both ways, and it really is just a matter of opinion so i don't see any point in debating unless like you said, someone is speaking in very specific terms. But i do see what you're getting at.
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