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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ok, pretty sure it was a Liu Chia Hui movie though.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I think that headbutts are fairly safe and effective techniques in the clinch, unless you accidentally start a headbutting contest, which is possible. Learning proper form (chin tucked, correct neck angle + body position) also teaches you how to defend as well- if someone tries to headbutt you and you automatically tuck your chin right, they'll face-butt the hairline of your head.

    Headbutting is allowed in lethwei, which is a competitive sport like muay thai, so they probably teach effective ways of doing things. Maybe do some research into that. It seems that a lot of CMAs avoid the clinch except to do a throw/takedown, that's my guess why you don't see them in CMAs much.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    There's a traditional movement called yi tou sui bei (头碎碑) that I've usually heard translated as "head smashes tombstone" (sometimes "stone tablet" or "stele"):



    ... the hand movement and lean make it look like a throw, but it's more like this in application:



    Also, just for entertainment value, here's a fellow head butting a stone tablet on Chinese television:

    http://v.ku6.com/show/fKwYf9zo2GyNA-Np.html
    Last edited by Jack Rusher; 5/24/2012 8:33am at .
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    man xinyiliuhe looks so badass. probably the most aggressive and imposing quanfa ive ever seen, i really wish i could find some sparring footage.

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    headbutting is extremely important in a real fight, should always be taught.

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