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The wide swinging punches you see can be used, but there's usually some bits of context that is usually erased when you see them in movies or demonstration sets. First, some of these movements were originally designed for weapons, not empty hands. China has a long history of weapons being banned, or of people just being too poor to afford enough weapons ...


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I'm not an expert on the subject, but poking around a little, it turns out that several people have talked about this. As per your question clarification, I'm addressing how the Jack Broughton gloves have impacted the sport. Increased protection First, and foremost, padded gloves make it much safer to punch an opponent with greater force, and in harder ...


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They could work. Lots of styles of Kung Fu use circular motions in their movements. Kenpo also uses some circular motions. They work depending on the situation and a true master of their art will be able to show how. I personally don't believe they are ideal for self defense in today's world, but when you talk about the movies the goal is to make it look ...


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As has been mentioned by several others, Knockout punches/strikes can be extremely damaging or lethal to employ. They are not something to be played with. That said, there are three basic ideas behind a knockout strike (Chokes are a whole other animal). The first and most common is concussion; the brain striking the inside of the skull. This depends mostly ...



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