Originally Posted by xeberus
I for one do not like the body blow. Unless its with kicks or knees. I prefer to stay on the outside, not to mention I feel like I get hit a lot more in the face when I routinely go to the body with my hands. I do not like being hit in the face, its pretty and I plan to keep it that way
Don't get me wrong I will occasionally end a combination with a right hand to the body as im leaving striking range. But I feel so much safer ending combinations with a kick to the body/leg.
I agree that kicks to the body are a much safer and more versatile option. While a handstrike to the body could possibly be more surgical, its much more likely to get you knocked down, or out, than a solid body kick or knee, but even knees get you mighty close!