FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 142 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
FuYuan, chilin, simple, Max8811, Aanna
23127 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
FuYuan 2
Max8811 1
jakmak52 1
cxt 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
Grand Opening: Tai Chi Apeldoorn Douwe Geluk
by FuYuan
08/18/17 07:13 AM
Championship Kata/Forms Techniques
by jakmak52
12/22/16 03:55 PM
** Introduce Yourself! **
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Pregnancy and training
04/23/06 02:31 AM
Recent Posts
** Introduce Yourself! **
by FuYuan
08/18/17 07:02 AM
Pregnancy and training
by Max8811
08/14/17 11:23 AM
Championship Kata/Forms Techniques
by cxt
08/04/17 10:25 PM
Forum Stats
23127 Members
36 Forums
35679 Topics
432721 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#83268 - 06/01/04 08:46 AM does the mind trick work

ive heard it helps you become faster.

throw a punch but imagine you pulling it back as its going out same as a kick and ive heard that it helps you become faster its this true?

#83269 - 06/23/04 01:31 AM Re: does the mind trick work

I tried it out for about 30 minutes fighting with a friend, and what kept occuring was that, I kept pulling the punch back before landing it completely.

#83270 - 10/01/04 05:17 PM Re: does the mind trick work
otobeawanker Offline

Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 192
Bruce Lee has some exercises for just that thing. I don't know how effective they are, but I have practiced this way here and there. Also this way of practicing is most commonly done with the straight blast, you can use it for jab, cross. Never tried it with hooks myself, don't know if it would work for those.

Take the straight blast for example. Break it into four pieces. Halway out, full extension (impact), halfway back, and all the way back. Once you have this i mind. Throw the straight blast out as fast as you can, stopping halfway out, then continue to full extension as fast as your can, then full stop again for not even a second. Then pull it back to yourself as fast as you can, full stopping again for a brief second at the halfway point, then bring it the rest of the way back as fast as you can.

I know it sounds awkward. I personally haven't practiced this with enough regularly to notice any difference. But it did seem to work for bruce though. Give it a try, on your jab and cross. See if it helps. If it does let us all know. Feedback is always good

[This message has been edited by otobeawanker (edited 10-01-2004).]

#83271 - 10/25/04 11:36 PM Re: does the mind trick work

Maybe the trick is to visualize punching out a section of the oponent like a paper punch punches out a piece of paper...

[This message has been edited by DonaldJ (edited 11-03-2004).]


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, WhiteDragon11 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga