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Combat classes with a mashed hand?

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:29 pm

I need to learn some serious but practical self defence and boost my confidence, but can't punch with my right hand due to a very nasty break in 2006... suggestions please? :)
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Re: Combat classes with a mashed hand?

Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:54 pm

[quote="Catt Queen"]I need to learn some serious but practical self defence and boost my confidence, but can't punch with my right hand due to a very nasty break in 2006... suggestions please? :)


learn to his with an open hand?

What can and can't you do with your right hand?
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Postby tempehmomma » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:49 pm

Can you do palm strikes with your right hand?
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Postby Catt Queen » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:56 pm

Yes can do palm strikes. Can't punch and can't take any impacts to the side of my hand - I snapped the little finger bone inside my hand badly enough to need it wired and it's healed with a slight V in it.
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Postby Gelert » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Palm strikes are the way of the future. In a real fight you are likely to hurt yourself by punching conventionally against a hard target.

As an experiment, take your good hand and punch a concrete wall as hard as you dare. Now palm strike it as hard as you dare. You can put a lot more force into it without hurting yourself.

So if you can palm strike instinctively (particularly to the chin) with your ?dominant hand, you probably have an advantage over someone who punches instinctively.

Alternatively, self defence seldom in the real world occurs in a vacuum, and there are potential weapons within your environment. Your hand would be up to using them, presumably.

Finally, when the adrenaline going, re-damaging your hand shouldn't stop you. A broken finger or a broken neck eh?
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Postby tempehmomma » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:33 pm

[quote="Gelert"]Palm strikes are the way of the future. In a real fight you are likely to hurt yourself by punching conventionally against a hard target.

As an experiment, take your good hand and punch a concrete wall as hard as you dare. Now palm strike it as hard as you dare. You can put a lot more force into it without hurting yourself.

So if you can palm strike instinctively (particularly to the chin) with your ?dominant hand, you probably have an advantage over someone who punches instinctively.
I agree gelert. I used to think palm strikes didn't have as much power as a cross. At first throwing a palm strike didn't feel natural or instinctive to me. After practice especially on a double end heavy bag my opinion changed about the power a person can generate with a palm strike.
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Postby Muay Jin » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:51 pm

elbow>fist>palm
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Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:14 am

[quote="Muay Jin"]elbow>fist>palm


fail:

palm/elbow>fist
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Postby Catt Queen » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:38 am

Thanx :) Can anyone suggest a specific type of training that would teach me how to use palm strikes?

Gelert - think I'll pass on your experiment or I'll end up with two mashed hands... :oops:

It's a good incentive to keep up with my training.
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Postby tempehmomma » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:40 am

Krav Maga uses a lot of palm strikes.
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Postby Catt Queen » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:03 am

Thanx but can't find anywhere close to me that does it :(
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Postby tempehmomma » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:08 am

[quote="Catt Queen"]Thanx but can't find anywhere close to me that does it :(
What country do you live in?
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Postby ^toby^ » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:13 am

Chinese Kung Fu.
like... Tiger Claw, elbow, crane, strike using your forearm, Open Hand strike, finger jab..(Hung Gar), palms, mantis hand, elbow...( Seven Star Praying Mantis.)
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Postby Muay Jin » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:18 am

[quote="Asleep on a sunbeam"][quote="Muay Jin"]elbow>fist>palm


fail:

palm/elbow>fist


We can spar anytime and you'll soon see that my elbows and fists > your bitch slaps anytime :P :P :P
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Postby Catt Queen » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:28 am

[quote="tempehmomma"][quote="Catt Queen"]Thanx but can't find anywhere close to me that does it :(
What country do you live in?


UK - the closest class to me is 36 miles away and in an area I shouldn't be entering.
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