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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapKnee
    Believe it or not, I did just try this on myself at about 80% of full power.

    It hurt my wrist more than my temple, which was probably the wrong target.
    You should know that I very rarely laugh at things I read on the internet, or anywhere, but that fucking cracked me up. what an image.:thumbsup:

    I did say 'under the chin'. Wrist + temple = comedy

    Now try it again.

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    I learnt this move back in my krotty days, we were told it was for if your hand was injured somehow. I think it could be viable but it's low percentage, unless you have a real need for it i dont see much point to it.


    It's a bony tough area so I reckon one could do some serious damage with it if one were to connect with it, which I think is unlikely when facing a skilled opponent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    It's a bony tough area so I reckon one could do some serious damage with it if one were to connect with it, which I think is unlikely when facing a skilled opponent.
    You could choose to use it against an unskilled opponent, in order to impress your buddies. That could be fun.

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    I've decided if i ever get to beat up an unskilled opponent outside of a sporting arena I will slice them up with elbows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    I've decided if i ever get to beat up an unskilled opponent outside of a sporting arena I will slice them up with elbows.
    Good call. I'll be looking for a neck crank. Untrained head=basketball.
    Failing that, standing RNC FTW

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    Now try it again.
    Well, I just tried it on the chin. I don't dare go full force, I value my teeth (it's obvious I'll never be much of a fighter, eh).

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    well i tried it with my mouthguard in. kinda sore but couldnt really get enough leverage for a real power shot. my sister walked in while i was doing it so i tried to get her to do it but she refused, weirdo

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixNgHarmonies
    How safe and effective is it to hit with the back of the wrist? I've heard about palm strikes, but not the back of the wrist. Right now I'm learning Drunken Boxing, and the hand technique I'm using now is called Drunken Bottle Fist, which basically uses the back of the wrist of either or both hands.
    I'm going to ignore all the reasonable responses in here and reply directly to the OP.

    I don't think it is safe or effective to hit with the back of the wrist. Outside of demonstrations and drunken forms competition I see such a narrow use for this technique that I would never bother practicing it.

    As I see it you are only limiting your reach for no benefit beyond mild deception.

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    The only case where I can see it being worth even considering using the back of the wrist is when you're going to throw a backfist and just don't have enough distance. But you're taking an already low percentage move, and further lowering the percentage of success.

    Flashy, low percentage moves only work if you're a phenomenal athlete and already have a solid mastery of the basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    The only case where I can see it being worth even considering using the back of the wrist is when you're going to throw a backfist and just don't have enough distance.
    I'm not sure that makes sense, I think it's better to change the angle of attack and use a forearm smash in that circumstance.

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