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    The deadly solar plexus punch

    I wanted to ask this in the basic striking forum, but for being safe I'll post it here.

    When I was in middle school once one of my classmates punched me in the solar plexus by surprise (I didn't know I offended him, so I was taken completely by surprise). I literally couldn't stop weeping, so much that the puncher had to console me and probably was quite shocked by the result.

    In an old Judo book the punch in the solar plexus is considered the most common atemi.

    The traditional stance of Nippon Kempo has one hand protecting the solar plexus, and this I think happens also in other TMAs.

    BUT I never saw a solar plexus knockout in boxe.
    Maybe gloves or some other mechanics make solar plexus punches in boxe not practical?

    Do solar plexus KOs happen in kyokushin?

    And in MMA?

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    Embedded version of Detritus' link:



    another solar plexus KO:



    another thing that I think is a solar plexus KO though I can't be sure:



    But then in this compilation of body shot KO all seem liver shots:



    So, is this because the solar plexus is a more difficult target, or because it's less effective than the liver, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
    another thing that I think is a solar plexus KO though I can't be sure:

    No, that's a punch to the *****.
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    With the solar plexus it really depends if you catch them on an exhale or inhale, on the inhale it's like magic, exhale the surrounding muscles tense and reduce the effect (though it still sucks).

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    I mean, Goku killed Broly with a solar plexus punch, but he needed the combined ki of Gohan, Trunks, Piccolo, and Vegeta to help him do it. So, unless you have everyone giving you a bunch of ki, it's not deadly.

    Trust me. I'm a weeb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
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    The traditional stance of Nippon Kempo has one hand protecting the solar plexus, and this I think happens also in other TMAs.
    I've trained in such a style, and think its a foolish approach. If a hard body shot is coming your way, covering your solar plexis with your hand won't stop it, and if you'd used an elbow cover instead, your hand would remain high for defense and you might hurt the incoming limb. You can also throw a counterpunch over theirs just after they punch your elbow. I see no advantage to that guard-the-solar-plexis style.

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