I understand that on a forum all we have are opinions, and the trouble is that lots of things can be argued adn sound valid; proof is something else. So I agree with you about fact -- or let's say evidence. Where are the _ing __un fighters that can hit powerfully while fighting? They don't exist. And that's because they can't hit powerfully while fighting.Quote:
Originally Posted by JPinAZ
A punch isn't just a movement with your arm or the alignment of your fist, although those things are involved. Where the power comes from in a punch is the body, from body mechanics. _ing __un body mechanics are not boxing's body mechanics (do _ing __un people look like boxers?). Boxing's body mechanics take into account someone trying to hit them, takes into account defensive movement, opening angles for attacks, etc. The movement as a whole not only is for generating power but for avoiding getting hit, what I mean bu functional power. As an example, the karate reverse punch (hand on hip) is powerful, but not functional since the hand on the hip exposes them to attacks, so they can never get it off. It's functionally better to have your hands up for protection. The _ing __un punch, the chain punching, etc. might have power and might work if the guy just stands there, but he's not going to just stand there, and the mechanics of the chain punch will leave you exposed (since you can't move your head doing them, you can't keep your chin tucked, you are committed forward so you can't make quick changes of angle, etc.).
I've seen and felt the _ing __un one inch punch. Yeah, it can be powerful. But no one is going to pull it off in a fight with anyone skilled (it's a parlor trick like breaking boards). They won't be able to set it up, his target won't be standing still, etc. You don't have to take my word for it -- if someone can do it, let's see it. Is that so much to ask? So far, we haven't seen anyone that can make that punch or chain punching work in fighting, against anyone good. It really comes down to evidence versus conjecture. People can keep saying it will work, it should work, it works for me, etc. but we never see any evidence of these things. Why? For the simple reason that no such evidence exists. With all the _ing __un people out there, why is there no evidence? For the simple reason, that it doesn't work.