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Adrenaline is a game changer. The football analogy can be good. You're playing a friendly game, or a training. You won't feel the need to win. For sure, you practice, it's important to feel the stress a little, but in a competitive case, the stress brings a lot of adrenaline which makes you much more reactive to what's happening. The fact that you feel hits ...


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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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Power in your punches comes from; muscle to generate force, correct shifting of weight/movement, and coordination and technique to get the most of that (alignment of structure, correct angle of attack, timing, etc.). If you want more muscle to generate force, you need to do some kind of resistance training - that can be weights, it could be resistance ...


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There are two schools of thought based on two distinct principles as to how to generate a punch with maximum effectiveness. In schools similar to karate the force comes from pushing after you connect with the target. Someone punching in this manner will train to strengthen their muscles in order to apply more force. These punches have reletively short ...


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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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Some points that are valid to teach people the "natural" hand position opposed to the wrist rotation: it is easier to learn (people want to learn to defend themselves as quickly as possible and the wrist rotation needs more practice and involves additional movement patterns that need to be practiced more) in Krav-Maga you often times use a punch from ...


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I've had it sporadically occur during a fight as I was evading a reverse roundhouse to the head from a much younger and quicker appointment. Anyway while ducking to evade the kick, Time suddenly starting slowing down it felt like 5 seconds and the kick was still in the air crossing in front of my view everything was black during this time (due to my ...


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A great tool for practicing on a moving target is to suspend a tennis ball (or other similar soft objects) from a string. You can adjust the height of the target fairly easily and it gives you a striking surface which won't harm you (and is rather small). Space allowing, you can freely move around the ball practicing your footwork. It can swing like a ...


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Regarding punch power Some basic physics together with some thoughts on punches and kicks may help: [impulse] = [mass] × [velocity] It is much better to improve speed by technique (!) and exercises (which may include weight training, but as I take it in another sense than you think of it) than weight, if you want to hit harder: Becoming heavier ...


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I only know 3: 1) Slip the punch: push on the front foot and slide on the back foot a bit. While doing this, also shift your weight on the back foot so the moment your opponent retracts their jab, you immediately push on the back foot and counter with a hard cross. Don't slide too much, otherwise you'll be out of range and unable to counter (which is ok as ...


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Slip & jab with left Sway & then sway back with a jab with left Parry down with left & counter jab Block with right & counter jab Left jab across the (on top) jab and counter with right Block with the left holding in front of head and cross to counter There's a few more variations but these 6 cover the main points.


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Fundamentally, no it won't. A punch is a delivery of kinetic force; a resistance band will simply help you burn more calories and maybe increase your muscle tone a little. Using a resistance band will tend to work your hand grip, forearms, triceps and anterior deltoid muscles. Punching with weights will do the same however it will also indirectly stress ...


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I dont believe it will help with punching power as power relies on mass and speed. Mass relies on coordination of the whole body and there is a lot more to be gained practising better coordination. Speed relies on coordintaion as well as reducing resistance which is attained by limiting the use of antagonistic muscles. This device will engage them. What ...


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Well, it's defined by an author that there are six ways. Maybe there are four, maybe there are 7. Difficult to interpret. You can slip left, slip right. You can take a small step back. You can move your head slightly back. You can "roll" with it like Mayweather Jr. The list goes on. You can block if with your lead hand, and jab back. You can block it with ...


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The effect you have experienced is a well known psychological phenomena, known as Slow Motion Perception. It is an effect commonly experienced in high stress situations: Slow motion perception is a subjective perception of time in which things are perceived as passing by slower than the normal perception of time. To a bystander watching a life-...


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Are you talking competitive punching, or for defensive usage? For defensive usage, the single biggest thing you can do is get hold of the opponent with your off hand. Usually illegal in most competitive sports. Your brain knows where your hands are with respect to each other to within a couple of millimetres. If you have hold of the opponent your brain ...


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Reverse punch relates to the fact that it's the side opposite the front leg which is punching. Doesn't matter if it's forward or backwards. Both forward and backwards are normal and you should be able to use both. When stepping forward the force will primarily be on the punch, the hikite pulling hand would only be clearing the opponent's guard, and isn't ...


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It is physically correct with greater weight and muscle power you will definitely be having a greater impact while punching. The greater weight will have a greater momentum as soon as the muscles give you the speed the impact will be doubled. momentum = mass X velocity Muscle Power is more important than weight, as heavier bodies are much more difficult to ...


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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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I believe there are at least a couple methods of "knockout": brain is subjected to physical trauma inside your skull from quick accelerations not enough blood/oxygen is being supplied to the brain Here are several potential examples of methods of knockout through disruption of blood flow or oxygen (best I could find at the moment): If you follow your ...



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