TMA strikes vs boxing/MT strikes
I've been pondering how to bring this up since the style vs style kick thing came up and now again with dreadnought's comments that I agreed with... I want to ask those that do TMA a question.
I've only considered punching (since I can't judge kicks) but kicks are a part of this striking debate too. In my mind an opening is an opening. So if you have an opening to hit someone with a knife hand, a palm strike, or some kung-fu hand strike - then you have the opening to hit them with a "stronger" blow such as a hook or straight.
My first thought when I see something is - what am I missing. So TMA peeps - I ask. What don't I get?
Why should someone learn those types of strikes?
Do you feel that strikes other than those found in boxing/MT have something that they lack?
If you have a TMA punch that's "kind of like a hook" or something, what is the benifit to practicing it instead of a normal hook?