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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarnkenzie
    With correct "iron palm" training you can turn your palm strikes into extremely effective weapons. A downward strike to the inside of an opponents thigh as he tries a muay thai style knee to the chest , followed quickly by another palm strike to the chin is a good defensive combo.
    But like I said you need to do some conditioning to really make these strikes effective.
    Ha. Next time I'm cought in the clinch, I'll be sure to "Buddha Warrior Pounds the Mortar" my way out.
    And my opponent will really be screwed when I unleash the almighty "Lazy Man Unties His Coat" on on his ass.
    That's right, I know Tai Chi. Don't **** with me.

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    A few years ago Bagua Zhang/ xing yi quan instructor hit me in the chest with a palm strike. I almost passed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velomaster
    A few years ago Bagua Zhang/ xing yi quan instructor hit me in the chest with a palm strike. I almost passed out.
    Were you inhaling, exhaling, or somewhere in between?
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_Jude
    Were you inhaling, exhaling, or somewhere in between?
    I don't have the habit of holding my breath so I don't remember. What I remember is the massive chest pain and that I could not breath for a few seconds.The strike caused me costochodritis a kind of sprain in the cartilage between the sternum and the ribs on the left side of my chest (that is supposed to be the strongest part of the chest).

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    i hope you got a chance to punch him in the chest to see how well he took it.

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    ok maybe I didn't explain what I meant properly, I'm a lazy twat on the keyboard sometimes.
    What I meant was...when someone grabs you round the neck and goes for the knee to the face or solar plexus region and you "jam" the knee by using your forearms on his upper thigh.Then immediately thrust your palm heel (with the fingers pointing down) into his inner upper thigh about half way up (where there's a very painful nerve cluster) before he puts his foot back on the ground.
    I mention iron palm training as I find it develops the right type of heavy,relaxed power that IMO is needed when using any palm strike.

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    As velomaster described, a well trained palm strike can be very painful.

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    Nice necro.

    I think palming a thigh is a bad idea. Sure you can push or jam the knee but putting your hand down is leaving your head open to elbows from the clinch. Also it wouldn't do any damage, getting whacked in the thigh with a shin bone is bread and butter stuff for an MT chap, a palm from close range wouldn't do a thing.

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    Kovacs,
    I don't really spend much time talking on forums. between my job and training I don't really have much time. I had 10 minutes to kill between classes so i ended up checking this place out again. I saw my last post and realised it wasn't very clear so I thought I'd make it so.
    I agree with you about muay thai fighters being conditioned against that sort of thing, I should know I live in Thailand and have been ringside plenty of times hearing the dull thud as they kick each other.
    I was thinking more along the lines of a self defense situation.

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    Just thinking about that for a moment, if you are intercepting the knee strike then you are, by definition, impacting it while it is still in full motion. You don't mention catching or trapping the leg or anything, so you are also attempting to land a strike to a tiny target on an object moving fairly quickly.
    How often do you think that technique will work? 1/10 times? 1/100? 1/100000? There are probably way more useful things you could be doing with your time instead of trying to condition your palms in the hopes of landing a miracle strike.

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