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#326550 - 03/06/07 06:23 PM Striking weapons
ExCon Offline
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Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 203
When training,

what do you practice striking with?
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#326551 - 03/06/07 06:37 PM Re: Striking weapons [Re: ExCon]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Loc: York PA. USA
I chose them all, but I have to admit that I don't train knees very often.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#326552 - 03/06/07 07:16 PM Re: Striking weapons [Re: MattJ]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
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Loc: California
I admit that I don't train shoulder charges often...
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#326553 - 03/07/07 12:19 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: Leo_E_49]
Gaijinja Offline

Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 24
Loc: Virginia
I don't train shoulders, but I train the rest of those plus finger tips and wrist.
"In Martial Arts, there are two kinds of fighters: The quick, and the dead."

#326554 - 03/07/07 09:46 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: ExCon]
swseibukan Offline

Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Lakewood, Colorado
I checked them all. Two through seven we train nightly on pads and bags, head butt and shoulder used the least but used a bit just the same. Id add striking with the biceps as in a clothesline type strike, and finger tips as well.
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#326555 - 03/07/07 10:11 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: swseibukan]
Raul Perez Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 2805
Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
I dont train much open hands against the bag if at all. We do some open hand strikes in self defense.

I never do head butts or shoulder strikes in training.
"I'm gonna come at you like a spider monkey"

#326556 - 03/07/07 10:41 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: ExCon]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
Train everything. Trying to make myself a "human" weapon.

But I have to admit, that I don't practice shoulders much.

Headbutt are something I always think of an option. So I don't ignore it, nor do I ignore the option of biting.

I practice all on a sandbag, and sometimes a wooden billboard. Sorta like my own makiwara, but I don't like hitting the board that much. It doesn't absord like the sandbag.

-Taison out
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

#326557 - 03/07/07 10:58 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: Taison]
Stormdragon Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 3409
Loc: Salem, OR
Elbows and knees I practice constantly, open hands the same including knife hands, fists and hammers I practice as much, and headbutts/shoulders I leave as a mental possibilitie so if I need it I'm aware but I never train it. 'bangs head against brick'
Member of DaJoGen MMA school under Dave Hagen and Team Chaos fight team under Denver Mangiyatan and Chris Toquero, ran out of Zanshin Martial Arts in Salem Oregon:,

#326558 - 03/07/07 11:24 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: ExCon]
Supremor Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
I train most of those. However, I don't train open hand, shoulders or head butts.

I've never seen the point in training open hand, since I know that I prefer to use my fists, and if I was in a fight, I would simply go back to what I felt safest with anyway. Also, open hand techniques don't have a different range to the fists, so why bother having two different hand tools for the same range.

As for the shoulders, do you mean using the shoulders for takedowns, because I have done a bit of that. I'm no expert in grappling though, so I probably neglect that side of my training a bit.

The head- ouch. I prefer to use my noggin for the smart stuff

#326559 - 03/07/07 11:31 AM Re: Striking weapons [Re: Supremor]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand

The head- ouch. I prefer to use my noggin for the smart stuff

Like headbuttin' the wall.

-Taison out
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

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