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The frequency of broken hands in MMA, even with fight wraps and gloves, makes me think otherwise.
but wikipedia claims that "Boxers and other combat athletes routinely use hand wraps and boxing gloves to help stabilize the hand, greatly reducing pain and risk of injury during impact training such as working the heavy bag."
but wikipedia claims that "Boxers and other combat athletes routinely use hand wraps and boxing gloves to help stabilize the hand, greatly reducing pain and risk of injury during impact training such as working the heavy bag."Right. Because punching without hand-wraps causes broken hands. Mike Tysonbroke his handin a street fight. It just happens, period. It's not because of improper technique, it's because skulls and elbows are stronger than metacarpals and phalanges, and when you ram your fist really hard into the top of someone's head, your fist loses.What kind of background are you coming at this from? This sounds like karate stuff. Ever done any boxing?
I've trained in boxing (when I was young (10-11, 20 now)) and muay thai (17-19) . My muay thai instructor (a Lumpinee and WMC champion) told me that keeping your hands strong will prevent you from breaking them, and emphasized striking technique, placing shots, and setting up shots properly. I don't know the details of the Tyson street fight, but knowing his usual style, he probably threw a hook, which isn't really practical to the head without gloves (a lot of people warn against throwing them hard on bags).
Or Judo. Pins and throws seem useful.
Well, shit, you've got more experience with boxing than I do, then. Did your instructor say that keeping your hands strong will prevent you from breaking them bareknuckle? I know it's something you're unlikely to get reliable data on, but it just seems unlikely to me that you could reduce the risk of breakage that significantly, I mean, hell, even in lerdrit, the military form of muay thai, they use open-hand strikes instead of punches for exactly that reason.
One of the things that's cool about grappling is it allows a nice steady curve in the level of force you have available. You can still bury someone on their head if you need to, but you can also fairly gently take down and control your drunk cousin who got out of hand.
he did tell me not to throw certain punches/kicks in street fights (hooks anywhere, due to the risk of serious damage to wrist and hands, said to aim straight punches under chin around collarbone height, recommended using lighter punches to set up elbows).
I need to get me some Muay Thai training, or something similar. I can kick like amotherfucker(of course), and I know more than the average Joe about grappling, but basic punching and power breaking is about all I can do when striking with my arms. I've been at this about ten years now; I think it's about time I broadened my martial arts horizons.
Here's what happens when you add muay thai to a TKD background:
Here's what happens when you add muay thai to a TKD background:Ouch.
Here's what happens when you add muay thai to a TKD background:Ouch.He should apply to the Guinness book for most kicks in the head. That video approaches shonen manga levels of ridiculous.
We had a practice tournament yesterday and luckily I just got my new Flip camera. Here are two of my better matches out of the day, both against the same opponent. We tie the first match, both scoring a point each, and I carry the second match scoring two points. I'm red first, then white.
Oh boy, a martial arts thread.I've taken Isshinryu karate for seven years, and am a black belt. However, I didn't practice enough to get useful sparring reflexes, so I still kinda suck.Isshinryu is mostly katas, with occasional self-defense and sparring - I was fortunate enough to have the head of my dojo also be an instructor in Jeet Kun Do and Kali, so she added a lot more self-defense and sparring techniques that I otherwise might not have learned.If anyone's in Rochester AND has a car, I studied at a wonderful (and incredibly cheap - $15 a month for 2 classes per week) dojo in the middle of nowhere called Collamer-Jones. The head of the dojo is a badass 60-70 year old woman who teaches Isshinryu, Jeet Kun Do, Kali (a nice Filipino martial art with a lot of stick and knife-fighting), and Iaido (single-player kendo).
Iaido (single-player kendo)