Sorry none of that counters what i wrote, and in fact it supports my post.
I do not see where in your wiki passage (snicker) it calls the solar plexus a group of muscles.
My criticisms stand.
You need to look up Bullshidoka Argument #17, Argumentum Ad Populum; because
"The actions of others do not make yours acceptable or correct. Many people thought the sun was in orbit around the earth for a long time - that doesn't make it valid."
"Jargon" in this usage, is the proper terminology used by professionals and trumps the language of the lay person.
The "solar" plexus has it's roots here:
Not exactly a medical source.
I use the proper terminology because it's part of my job, SOAP notes etc...
I also aced all of my graduate level A&P classes, we never used "Solar" plexus in class.
So while all of my points stand, yours do not and are increasingly off topic.
Last edited by ChenPengFi; 6/02/2012 11:45am at .
Originally Posted by Rene "Zendokan" Gysenbergs
Very valid points. The "Solar Plexus" (as commonly reffered when speaking of blows to the abdomen) is a small target. The effect we looked for wasn't pain so much as disturbing the opponents air. When striking there we always tried to have an upward angle, and almost all torso strikes targeted this area or the kidneys. As a striking option, it was taught to use this inside a combination, a counter or as a pre emptive strike. Very rarely did we attack this area as a singular attack.
Front kick was taught to land here, and since my TKD instructor also taught me MT, then he taught us to "Teep" there as well. Thus my earlier arguement about the leg kick versus the teep. In my mind, I saw you doing it as we did, but you do it very differently.
Your technique and assumptions seem very valid and the only downfall I see is that a opponent may have a little more time to adjust for this strike than he would to the groin or leg, but I dont think it would necessarily negate the option to do it the way you do.