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    How far do you rotate your fist on you punches? Do you roate the punch 180 degree or more or less?
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    I rotate to the the 3/4 postion so that the bone in the forearm are lined up one over top the other
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    wouldn't it depend on where the target is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    How far do you rotate your fist on you punches? Do you roate the punch 180 degree or more or less?
    For me 180. Nut I always tell my students two things about thumb placement, if you place your thumb in your fist or on the side of your index finger it will be broken. It must be put between your index and middle finger. Just before the tips of those fingers.
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    depends on what kind of punch......but the rotation, when i use it, does not take place until contact is made with the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    wouldn't it depend on where the target is?
    Cha-ching! Give that man a kupie doll!

    That's what I was taught anyway. It depends on the range and target. If punching downward at say a 45 degree angle and the target was, let's say the bladder, you could feasibly rotate past 180 degrees to gain proper penetration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I rotate to the the 3/4 postion so that the bone in the forearm are lined up one over top the other
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    wouldn't it depend on where the target is?
    Absolutely.

    Good point Pete.
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    also adding into the equation..is it a horizontal punch or verticle punch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTess
    also adding into the equation..is it a horizontal punch or verticle punch?
    Now we are getting somewhere.
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    should add.. or inverted punch also

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTess
    should add.. or inverted punch also
    Those are the same as 1 o'clock punches right?
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    Can't say I've heard of them being referred to as 1 o'clock punches..

    inverted back knuckle say for striking set 1. or as in Blinding Sacrifice.. (with your right back knuckle striking to opponent's left temple (or mastoid) and your left back knuckle striking to opponent's right temple (or mastoid).
    inverted punches are punches with arm turned over.

    Hope I made some kinda sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTess
    Can't say I've heard of them being referred to as 1 o'clock punches..

    inverted back knuckle say for striking set 1. or as in Blinding Sacrifice.. (with your right back knuckle striking to opponent's left temple (or mastoid) and your left back knuckle striking to opponent's right temple (or mastoid).
    inverted punches are punches with arm turned over.

    Hope I made some kinda sense
    Yup my old instructor used the two names interchangebly
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    Depends on the punch. Reverse hand punch has no rotation, side fist 90 degrees, straight punch 180 degrees and over twisting punch is 270 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca
    Depends on the punch. Reverse hand punch has no rotation, side fist 90 degrees, straight punch 180 degrees and over twisting punch is 270 degrees.
    When I execute a reverse punch I usually get some rotation with it.
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    Definitely me too, a reverse punch starts *for me at least* with fist palm up- and if going to a horizontal reverse punch, ends up fist facing downward. 180 degree rotation

    vertical reverse ends up with rotation of 90 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTess
    Definitely me too, a reverse punch starts *for me at least* with fist palm up- and if going to a horizontal reverse punch, ends up fist facing downward. 180 degree rotation

    vertical reverse ends up with rotation of 90 degrees.
    Exactly.
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    If you take the Reverse Punch and the arm starts to travel forward you will feel the bones in your forearm rotate. By going all the way to the hazing the top of the fist in a horizontal position you have twisted one bone around the other, this also exposes the last 2 knucles for impact.

    By stopping at the 3/4 postion your bones are lined up one over top the other and the last 2 knuckles are pulled back more protecting them. This angled fist also penetrates deeper into the body the oppeonts body, and it natural crooks and crevices in the body.
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