Page 1 of 3 123 Last
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    romania
    Posts
    36
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    can you break your wrist or knuckles if you throw boxing punches in a street fight?

    can I condition my hands for that?

  2. #2
    JohnnyCache's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    10,528
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    yes.

    You can also break them if you throw "karate shotokan-fudokan" punches. Or any punches at all really. It's a hazard of punching.


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    57
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The human skull is very hard, like cache said you can break your hand punching a persons head no matter what.

    Good technique and training can help to prevent it but there still is a chance.

  4. #4
    kwoww's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley / Rochester
    Posts
    1,986
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The answer: wear wraps and MMA gloves 24/7.

  5. #5
    Deadmeat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,014
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you are concerned about the possibility of damaging your hands in a street fight, I have three suggestions.

    1. Don't get into street fights.
    2. Practice punching with good form and accuracy.
    3. If you are so unfortunate as to get dragged into an unavoidable street fight, avoid punching someone directly on a solid area comprised largely of bone - the crown of their head for example.

    Most of all, I suggest you focus on 1.

  6. #6
    kwoww's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Lower Hudson Valley / Rochester
    Posts
    1,986
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Another tip I've heard is hit hard things with soft things (like palm to nose) and soft things with hard things (like fist to gut).

    Not sure if it works, but it makes sense.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    China
    Posts
    348
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    yes.

    You can also break them if you throw "karate shotokan-fudokan" punches. Or any punches at all really. It's a hazard of punching.
    Wing Chun is immune to hand breaks, since only fools throw their hands hard enough to risk damaging the knuckles, or the opponent.

  8. #8
    I'm grindin' 'till I'm tired...

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,492
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Injuring your own hands when punching is definitely a hazard when going bareknuckle. As has been said, you can minimize that risk by really focusing on accuracy and proper technique, or going to the body.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
    -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    253
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    just use knees and elbows, those are are harder to break

  10. #10
    sochin101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Lincolnshire, England
    Posts
    6,887
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by kwoww
    The answer: wear wraps and MMA gloves 24/7.
    Also known as "the Kempofist approach".


    I concur with the palmheel strikes to the head solution.
    It also doesn't leave your knuckles bruised... ideal for when the police pick you up for KTFOing some chav in the street.
    Also, less chance of cutting yourself/them... without sounding too RBSD "omg everyone haz teh aids"; the less blood, the less chance.

Page 1 of 3 123 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO