Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by g-bells, Feb 21, 2008.
There are as many different ways as there are people, so where do you place yours?
in my boxing glove
up my a... sorry:
layed over the first 2 fingers.
you too asshats but i did walk into that one
Many differant ways?
I can think of two. The right way and the wrong way.
Knight Errant already said the right way.
(well, two or three fingers.)
Yeh i just place it under and across my first 2 fingers.
Well being a kung fu guy I place my thumb in a few different positions depending on what type of fist I make. Mostly though it sits underneath the hand across the first 2 fingers.
This question reminds me of a kid I went to highschool with though. He used to grab his thumb with his curled up fingers. I could never understand how he fought like that with out breaking his thumb but he did. He won nearly every fight I ever saw him in and never hurt himself doing it.
anybody use this application or hear of it?
placing the thumb in the crevice of the 2nd knuckle on the index finger
Cant see the point, its more advatageous to hold your them in the correct way (the way knight_errant stated ) That way is the ONLY way in my book.
Depends on the system & the kind of fist you want to use for the strike.
note: i use the right way to, but why do some do it other ways?
I use the squirell claw, when you put the pinky, middle, and index finger out, keep the ring finger in, and point the thumb upwards. It's very effective when I spar with women though, don't know why.
"placing the thumb in the crevice of the 2nd knuckle on the index finger"
if holding a "phoenix eye fist" then you could place your thumb there for added support, but probably not good practice, as there is more chance of the index finger collapsing down, and losing poser on impact.
Yep! It's the way I do it for a regular fist.
Firmly planted in the other persons face ? But yeah being a kung fu gal we have different striking fist type things.
over the first two fingers of a tight fist.
But I also like to use the phoenix eye fist a lot. So it depends
Phoenix eye is always good Never used a leopard fist in practise , top of hand flat and hit with the knuckles- fingers bent under. I really hate trying to describe things in words!
The leopard fist, which can be likened to a half-opened fist. The primary striking surface is the ridge formed by folding the fingers at the first phalangal joint.
Sounds like an awesome way to break your thumb
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