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#96290 - 07/10/04 02:58 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
judderman Offline

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 1400
Loc: UK
Headhunting. I think most would agree that any strike is usually done best with the right set up. Thus, even though the attacker may expect a strike to the head, they should be distracted by something first. Through my studies of aggression and how this manifests itself, I have come to the belief that attacking the head is almost genetically programmed.

A quick note on law etc. Ed noted that many MAs are in fear of such things and so they should be IMO. That is until they understand the law better. Even our armed forces have "rules of engagement". Whereas I would agree that a consideration for the consequences is the last thing that will be going through an attacker's mind, it should be definately be going through yours! Some might say that there is no place for moralising in a fight. Wrong! Your actions will be judged on these very morals in court!! Would you like to lose your job, house, family, friends just because you reacted in the same way your attacker did? No. You would like to keep your job and be happy in your own home with your loved ones.

But I digress...

The choice of technique should always depend on the type of attacker you are facing and what they are throwing at you.

#96291 - 07/10/04 05:01 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
StormDOA Offline

Registered: 08/16/03
Posts: 142
Loc: Lansing, Mich., USA
Very well stated Judderman. I agree, all good and effective techniques (i.e. headhunting) require setup.
And I also agree winning any confrontation either physical, mental, social or business requires a variety of techniques and an awareness of intent and method.
Or to quote my favorite cheezy 80's anime "there can be no true power without perception."

#96292 - 07/12/04 10:33 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
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Registered: 02/09/03
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Punches are good. Kicks are good even to the face. Like it was said earlier, every shot has to be setup. Punches work great to setup kicks and kicks work great to setup punches. Its knowing how and when to do it thats key. I have and will continue to use kicks, and high kicks, in RL situations. However I trained a long time to be able to do so and anyone who wishes to had better do the same. Overall best technique for RL situations? Jab. No greater an opener was ever made. And if its a good jab you can still knock the guy out with it. Ali did it all the time.

#96293 - 07/13/04 12:34 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

I prefer open hands, knowing how to use your legs comes in handy,
punches over kicks, but I can kick

#96294 - 07/14/04 08:00 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

In close range combat, I prefer Elbow and knee strikes. Most people an average martial artist will fight are unskilled people who think thier the next Mike Tyson coz they think they can box, so they won't really see anything coming.

#96295 - 07/15/04 07:12 AM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

In a street fight, things are quite different from a dojo as im sure you know. Strikes are an important component of a fight but do not win them. Fights end in a number of ways:

1) One person is knocked out (very hard to INTENTIONALLY do)

2) One person runs away

3) Submissions (i.e. Chokes, locks, breaks etc)

Number 3 is the far more effective. If you try and punch someone in the head, they can simply do it back to you, but if you use a simple cross-lock like jujigatame, they cant do anything. Finish it off by pressing ure fists into the throat, and the fight is over. Its a lot simpler, and safer, than trying to pull a rocky or a bruce lee on the assailant.

Oh, did anyone mention that most fights end up as ground grapples within 3-4 seconds?

#96296 - 07/15/04 01:43 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights
schanne Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 4370
Loc: Woodbury NJ
An open hand palm strike to the throat works wonders. Thumb and index finger spread apart and striking that area stops breathing for a few seconds and scares the hell out of your attacker.

#96297 - 07/25/04 01:10 AM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

For just a brawl where the guy has no weapons and it's just one on one - I like elbows, knees, uppercut (closed fist or palm-heel), hook to the jaw, straight jab to the nose/chin.

If the fight is getting REALLY serious (weapons, multiple opponents) then it's eye gouges, rakes, strikes to the throat, blasting the knee, and head and neck torquing.

#96298 - 07/25/04 01:21 AM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

it is the opposite 4 me, lol, i cant punch well, lol (well actually my punches r extremely fast) but it is like i have a phobia of punching people in the face , lol

eg: 2day i had a tournament, i won, lol, but in my fight when they got in close 2 punch me , (real close, nose 2 nose) i could still kick them. i remember one moment wen we were nose 2 nose i managed to hit him over six times in a row, in the ribs with a roundhouse kick.

so i find kicks are easier, (but that is just my opinion)


#96299 - 07/25/04 06:30 PM Re: Best Strikes For Real Fights

I am a hands man.

[This message has been edited by Zatoichi (edited 09-19-2004).]

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