Posted On:5/10/2004 1:40pm
Style: Shi Ja Quan
A downward palm HEEL across the schoze is always a good way to make your point.
Posted On:5/10/2004 1:45pm
Style: None at the moment.
Thanks for the feedback. I checked out some of Bas Rutten's videos on his website.
I guess what's bugging me is if palm strikes are effective, why don't more fighters use them?
Posted On:5/10/2004 1:50pm
Knuckles cause more "visual" damage, they can cut, which leads to bleeding, which impares vision or can lead to a stoppage.
Also, a condition fist can cause alot of damage.
Seeker of Truth
Posted On:5/10/2004 1:57pm
Style: Five Animal Fighting
They were used a lot more in the early UFC's before people started wearing gloves.
I feel gloves are THE major reason why palm heels are not seen in MMA comp today. Gloves protect your hand and allow you to hit harder with the fist without breaking it. Also I find most gloves greatly lessen the effectiveness of palms by restricting wrist movement.
Posted On:5/10/2004 1:58pm
That is why you see no IRON PALM practitioners in the UFC.
Gloves are very common now. I suspect that if more competitions were gloveless, more fighters would hit with palms.
You want some birth control? You can smoke a cigarette.
Posted On:5/11/2004 2:07pm
Style: Uechi Ryu, MMA, boxing
palm heels are a sefer bet for the user. Plus they can lead to other techniques. Despite the fact that the "put his nose thru his brain" myth was debunked, a good solid dtrike to the nose w/the palm can still cause one's eyes to water and get someone away from you.
Lord Of the Rhymes
Posted On:5/11/2004 2:19pm
Style: Pimpin/Tango-thanks Xango
Besides, palm hits gives you the chance to grab when you hit...
These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!
THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS
Posted On:5/11/2004 4:20pm
Style: Be Happy
You could hit very hard with palm strikes and not break your bones.
Ghost of Charles Dickens
Posted On:5/11/2004 4:46pm
Style: SECRET DEADLY
They need to be trained for, I had a beginner-intermediate class hit a heavy bag with palm heels.
They found that saying I will palm strike here and actually delivering one that works is like evrything else, it takes training.
After reading Jekyll's threads I bring back an old sig.......
Do you really train or just bore people on message boards and parties talking about it.
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