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Old 07-18-2006, 06:16 PM   #17
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Re: Suckerpunched, ouch

So say most wingchun players until they get clocked in the head when the sh!# hits the fan.

All this debating of which knuckle aligment is better is really pointless if you ask me. It depends on the situation. I'd advise against developing the fixed mindset of "this is how you punch"
Debate is never pointless if it leads to a better understanding, but I agree there is a time and place for each.
As for Muay thai being the ultimate striking art, I'd take a closer look as to "why" they tend to develop the strength they do, and it has nothing to do with technique.
Sure there's technique's just that beating the hell out of yourself to condition the body into a walking callous (obviously a bit exagerated) has its advantages too.
Think bigger.
I'll certainly try.
Take care.

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