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    Punching with Power (my article submission)

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    Cool, well written with some good tips (I hadn't heard the grab thing before) just one small thing.
    Back when we were all monkeys running around with our knuckles dragging on the ground (which there still is people like that)
    Could you rephrase the last bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stickx
    It must suck for legit practitioners of tai chi like Cullion to see their art get all watered down into exercise for seniors.
    Those who esteme qi have no strength. ~ Exposition of Insights into the Thirteen Postures Attrib: Wu Yuxiang founder of Wu style tai chi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll
    Cool, well written with some good tips (I hadn't heard the grab thing before) just one small thing.

    Could you rephrase the last bit?
    Basically the guys who see at the really seedy bars which look like they haven't evolved past the Neanderthal stage and walk through doorways sideways.

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    No I get it, it's just that phrasing is really ugly and stands out because the rest flows well.

    Rather than (which there still is people like that)

    how about (and there still are/is* people like that) *you americans are funny with your purals.

    or (and there's a few still about).

    Sorry, I feel like I'm being a dick but that bit really annoyed me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stickx
    It must suck for legit practitioners of tai chi like Cullion to see their art get all watered down into exercise for seniors.
    Those who esteme qi have no strength. ~ Exposition of Insights into the Thirteen Postures Attrib: Wu Yuxiang founder of Wu style tai chi.

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    Hell with it, I just deleted that part. Too much thinking in the morning for me :thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickx
    It must suck for legit practitioners of tai chi like Cullion to see their art get all watered down into exercise for seniors.
    Those who esteme qi have no strength. ~ Exposition of Insights into the Thirteen Postures Attrib: Wu Yuxiang founder of Wu style tai chi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll
    I'd +rep you again but I'm spent.
    Lol thanks.

    :qgreenjum

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    Good article. :D


    Now check out mine:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24788

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    Excellent article. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

    I've been aware of the "explosive grip" thing for a long time, but my personal opinion is that it's a dangerous practice. Everyone knows that we fight how we train, and the problem I always saw with that technique was that imperfect timing=broken hand. That coupled with my opinion that any increase in power would be negligible at best, makes that a habit I would not want. Do you believe that there is any real significant increase in power with that technique?

    The only thing in the article that I don't completely agree with is the resistance training aspect. I love strength training and have always done alot of it. I believe it has greatly improved my grappling game. I do not believe it has ever done much for my striking power, and at times I think it might have actually hurt it. In my opinion, striking power is simply speed+technique. I believe that a certain level of muscular strength is required, but once that level is reached, anything more is not beneficial (with the possible exception of core strength). In fact, I believe that in many cases, too much muscular size (a direct effect of increasing strength) might actually reduce striking power by slowing down the strike.

    I'm sure that many people disagree with this, and I'm not a kinesiologist, but that has certainly been my experience in the ring. It's certainly an interesting debate though.

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    Great work. Good research and good tips.

    I still donīt agree completely with something: the isometrical exercises.

    Iīve read recently that studies showed that isometrical exercises increase force only in the range the exercise is made.

    Maybe if you train isometricaly your hooks (as example) in the position your arm would be in the moment of the impact, it would have a benefit.

    Still, that kind of training is the less worhtwhile of those shown in your article, in my humble opinion.

    Anyway, you did a good job, congratulations. :thumbsup:

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