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#96270 - 01/14/04 03:25 PM Best Strikes For Real Fights
KenpoKing Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 192
Loc: New Jersey,US of A
In my opinion even though my art is both kicking and punching based I would use punch over kick. I always go for the nose eyes and heart. And my kick are always under the belt. Now if I got a real jobber who thinks he is bruce lee but cant kick over his knee caps. then I may inch the kick up to the gut but a face kick is to risky. since there are so many style practicers her I want as many opinions as posible.

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#96271 - 01/14/04 04:56 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Registered: 05/22/03
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I agree the hands are usually the way to go (for me anyway). I'm short, about 5'7," and can do a lot of damage in close with my hands. If I do kick, it will definitely be below the belt unless there is a huge opening and my opponent is that bad.

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#96272 - 01/14/04 05:21 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
Kotetsu Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
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the problem with kicks in most "street" confrontations, is that your average joe doesn't sit out at kick range, he'll usually close range so he can punch and grab and stuff. So kicks are usually out of the question except for low ones anyway, unless you can knock your opponent back. I would occasionally go for a crescent or reverse crescent to the head, as these ar quick, short range kicks. I would mainly stick with the knees, one of those to the head is a little safer. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

But i agree, mainly hand strikes and such like. Sorry, didn't include this the first time.

[This message has been edited by Kotetsu (edited 01-14-2004).]

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#96273 - 01/14/04 05:23 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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The best strike for a real fight is still and shall remain the right (or left) cross to the jaw - performed very hard and very often. The competent amongst us might throw in the odd hook, elbow or short "thai" style roundkick to the thigh or outside of the knee. For the reality of stand up fighting, the above is a very comprehensive, dangerous and effective toolkit.

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#96274 - 01/14/04 06:19 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Headshots. Whether it is cross, hook,straight or elbow.

May throw body shot,low kick to drop hands(them,not me).

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#96275 - 01/18/04 04:22 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Dependent on the range but headbutts are a good softener followed by as many hard and fast punches to the face as you can get in.
Also be aware of the surroundings a bar stool can be quite usefull.

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#96276 - 01/19/04 02:51 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
Jim Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DMF:
Dependent on the range but headbutts are a good softener followed by as many hard and fast punches to the face as you can get in.
Also be aware of the surroundings a bar stool can be quite usefull.
[/QUOTE]

Definately agree about headbutts, also the odd crafty elbow can be pretty nasty.

I think with kicks the tendency when the adrenalin is going is to throw kicks as one off techniques which is weak and shows you to be a bit guttless.

I was always encouraged psychologically at competitions when oponents kicked a lot as it showed an unwillingness to close the range and throw decisive techniques.

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#96277 - 01/20/04 03:56 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Registered: 11/12/03
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I usually find in most confrontations my opponants usually rush in with right cross or a tackle if the head is up and chin not tucked I find a quick v open hand jab with my left to the throat very effective in shock and stun I usually move in with a instep stomp and knee to groin. If my opponant is very large I usually step to the attacking hand in a cornering move and try to exploit solar plexus or groin with my fists.

[This message has been edited by montecristo (edited 01-20-2004).]

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#96278 - 01/20/04 09:58 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
KenpoKing Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 192
Loc: New Jersey,US of A
I like to keep some sand or salt in my pocket all is fair in a fight. Its the quickest way to take down the biggest badass you can find. Then take a low blow to the royale ball sacks.

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#96279 - 01/21/04 06:41 AM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Registered: 01/17/04
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Loc: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, En...
Sand and salt is a nice trick but if you don't want to ruin your best trousers, then just spit in someones eyes or face. The urge to wipe themselves is very strong and when they do, do what you feel appropriate.

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