Palm strikes - Do they work?
I did a search on the subject and didn't find any prior threads, so my apologies if this has been brought up before.
My sensei says we should use palm strikes, instead of punching, for self-defense. Is this practical?
I've seen Keith Hackney stun a 500 lb sumo wrestler with a palm strike, but I still question it's usage. By using palm strikes I shorten my reach by approx 2 inches. I would break my hands most likely with punching, but if it saves my life I'm all for it.