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The Technique Critique: The One Inch Punch

WARNING:

THE TECHNIQUES AND EXERCISES PRESENTED IN THIS PODCAST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SHOULD ONLY BE PRACTICED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR. EXTREME CARE SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED WHEN TRAINING IN THESE, OR ANY, MARTIAL ART.

THESE TECHNIQUES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO BE USED WHEN MORALLY AND LEGALLY JUSTIFIED AS A MATTER OF SELF DEFENSE.



Hi, after an extended break, I'm back with another episode of The Technique Critique.


In the following clip, we'll explore the practice and training methods of Bruce Lee's famous 'One Inch Punch'. As I mention in the clip, I'm no expert on Jeet Kune Do nor on the 'One Inch' Punch. However, I still believe that the tips and suggestions found in this clip can be useful to anyone interested in generating a large amount of energy in a very short range technique.

Anyone with comments or suggestions is invited to contribute their ideas.



Helpful resources cited in this episode include:


Kyusho-jitsu Kenkyukai Volume 1 by Master Instructor Chris Thomas. In this DVD, Thomas explains the way that the 'downward,' one inch punch wrist movement may be incorporated into basic punching drills. The DVD goes on to teach many different ways that the basic movements can be interpreted as martial technique.

BUTTERFLY HAND Striking and Grappling by Master Instructor Song Pak. While this DVD does not specifically show the "sword hand" movement that I discuss in the video clip (I learned that move at one of his seminars), it does show how the figure-8 hand movement may be used in a variety of self defense situations. - An excellent DVD on Martial Body-Mechanics.

NiNjA0034 A YouTube.com poster from Luxembourg, who describes himself as "A lazy and wannabe guy. My device: "Success with minor effort" :D (well it doesn't work...)" This is the video that I mentioned was flamed by a bunch of negative comments. -Personally, I think his training methods are right on the money. It's nice to see someone "thinking outside the box" in regards to training.

I hope you've enjoyed this episode. More to come soon... I promise.

Respectfully,

Rick




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