There's the problem. It doesn't make sense if you consider the physical mechanics and anatomy of the wrist and hand. 3/4 or all wrist injuries occur along the ulna side of the wrist so putting extreme pressure on that articulation is irrational.Quote:
Originally posted by WingChun Lawyer
The three smaller knuckles.
Also, the index and middle metacarpals are much stronger and larger than the ring and small metalcarpals and have support from the thumb position.
This is the reason I dismissed most Wing Chun. I used to practice the vertical fist quite often but I injured my wrist. While getting it treated I asked the doctor about proper mechanics for impact and he said that the perfectly straight vertical fist was inhereitly dangerous for hard impact if the contact points where not the larger knuckles. Also, I asked my boxing coach, a man who has spent much of his life punching about the vertical fist and the he said the same thing as the doctor. He said that he has hit with the smaller knuckles while getting a partial hit in the ring. It has caused many injuries. It increases the likelyhood of the breaking those smaller knuckles and the wrist.