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    Default Basics - Punches

    These are the punches listed as 'Basics' in the studio where I study. Submitted for discussion.

    Horizontal Thrust
    Horizontal Snap
    Vertical Thrust
    Vertical Snap
    Step-Thru Block Punch
    Vertical Back Knuckle Thrust
    Vertical Back Knuckle Snap
    Uppercut
    Roundhouse
    Inverted Vertical Roundhouse
    Looping Overhead
    Hook
    Blocking
    Front Stiff Arm Lifting Back Knuckle
    Inverted Blocking

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    In what situation would you use a step-through block punch? Is this meant to strike as well as block an incoming attack? Is it a preemptive strike?

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    Step through Block Punch ... Think Co-ordination Set 1.

    The set starts with a step back into a Left Neutral Bow. After the first series of moves, we Step Forward into a Right Neutral Bow, while executing a right outward block, then a right punch.

    Now, as to why we call this a 'Basic' . . . . <<shrugg>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward
    Step through Block Punch ... Think Co-ordination Set 1.

    The set starts with a step back into a Left Neutral Bow. After the first series of moves, we Step Forward into a Right Neutral Bow, while executing a right outward block, then a right punch.

    Now, as to why we call this a 'Basic' . . . . <<shrugg>>
    Ok thanks Michael for the terminology. I am familiar with that set, and LOL to your shrugg!

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    Default Re: Basics - Punches

    I think it's considered a basic because it really illustrates the idea of going from point of origin and economy of motion.
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    also helps the beginner in familiarizing him/herself with step-throughs and cross-body coordination.
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    another note on step-throughs...think about Long 1...then reverse the footwork.
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    "Inverted Vertical Roundhouse"


    I am having trouble picturing that one, where is it seen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ping898
    "Inverted Vertical Roundhouse"


    I am having trouble picturing that one, where is it seen?
    If I am thinking clearly this is also referred to as a hook punch. Due to the way the arm moves when executing a "boxers" hook punch the knuckles that generally make initial contact are the pinky and ring finger knuckles (AKA the ones you DONT hit with). So to correct the situation the fist is held vertically and inverted. Meaning your thumb is pointing to the ground and your pinky finger is on top. This ensures that your larger index and middle finger knuckles not only are the striking surface, but have the proper reinforcement of the radial bones.

    I find that this punch is somewhat awkward (for me at least) and limited in range.

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    Us Kenpoists have to have a unique name for everything...it cracks me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward
    Step through Block Punch ... Think Co-ordination Set 1.

    The set starts with a step back into a Left Neutral Bow. After the first series of moves, we Step Forward into a Right Neutral Bow, while executing a right outward block, then a right punch.

    Now, as to why we call this a 'Basic' . . . . <<shrugg>>
    Minor, minor, major seems pretty basic to me.
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    Default Re: Basics - Punches

    This thread was started almost a year ago, and could defitiely be useful to many people on the site.
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