pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:7/03/2013 12:03am
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
I like a left fist and a right open hand ready to parry the jab.
Posted On:7/03/2013 3:02pm
Basically, all one need do is consider what fingers were evolved to do.
Dexterity for the making and manipulation of tools and weapons--some of them precision instruments--would, over millenia of evolution, have favoured grace over structural strength.
Open hands (but fingers together) for bars, locks, throws (and some open-handed strikes if you're into those)? Sure.
Otherwise, keep 'em tight.
But that's just me...
Posted On:7/03/2013 7:38pm
Style: judo hiatus
Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
I actually prefer a very loosely held fist. My fingers goes from an upside and exaggerated U shape to a fully closed and tight fist right before impact.
Same here. A not quite closed fist.
Thumbs exposed are an invitation to thumbs broken. Witnessed it a couple of times over the years.
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