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    t3h body check?

    does body checking someone (thats when slam the side of your body into your opponent really hard from a close range) have any use during a real fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by NohMan
    does body checking someone (thats when slam the side of your body into your opponent really hard from a close range) have any use during a real fight
    If there's a wall or a dumpster on the other side of them, sure. That or a pit full of venomous snakes with metal spikes glued to them, and the snakes are on fire.
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    I can't answer your question completely but there is a Kung Fu style called Baji Quan that uses what looks like body checks. What the "body checks" seemed to allow the checker to do was create distance while putting the checkee off balance.

    So a scenario I envisioned was getting inside to neutralize the opponents kicks and punching power, if you get in too close you will neutralize your punching power as well, so you would use the body check to create distance then you let loose with body shots.

    Oh and if your Search Fu is strong you may be able to find the Atlanta Throwdown vid where Lord Asia gives a brief demonstration of Baji. This is a TD vid from 1 to 2 years ago, not the recent throwdown.
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    It'll keep them from applying forward pressure, and getting much heat on any of their strikes. Will it hurt them by itself? Probably not. Could be a setup for another technique though.

    Hopefully Asia will chime in here. I've seen him showing the technique on some video, and he might be able to give more reasons for doing so.

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    so then would the use of said body check be effective against someone who wants to grapple?

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    You better not be trolling

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    nope ib honest

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvMFHXcd0yQ

    Is this the kind of thing you're talking about? If so - you'll note that a lot of momentum is required from both parties to make it really effective. Hard to do from close range unless you're a lot bigger than the other guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bornsceptic
    If so - you'll note that a lot of momentum is required from both parties to make it really effective.
    That's what I liked about Baji, the power generation seemed to come from torquing your body/hips and falling step footwork/stomping.

    I'm really sad I can't find a Baji school on LI.

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    Body checks rock in the clinch, especially against a smaller or less balanced opponent.

    Quote Originally Posted by NohMan
    so then would the use of said body check be effective against someone who wants to grapple?
    No, for that you need Grappling.
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