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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-14-2006, 09:30 PM
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I believe Bruce Lee was awesome and his thoughts on fighting were very well placed, but the one inch punch is no where in the Tao of Jeet Kune Do and cannot gain momentum or release the multiplied energy a longer punch can
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I've been usuing this is training sometimes. All you gotta do is push hard when you are going to punch.

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The One Inch punch is simply a demonstration that Bruce Lee used to exhibit how constant training with a conscious mindset of kinesiology and applied physics can do wonders in the generation of power. As such, where (at the time) it was commonly believed that the key to punching power was embodied in a karateka's reverse punch Bruce simply demonstrated that with the correct form and technique (his kinesthetic approach to training) one could physically generate as much power as the reverse punch, as he saw it as the epitome of ineffecient form and training. There was way too much wasted movement applied in a way that left the practitioner open to too many counter attacks.

Honestly, I doubt you would see the technique in an actual combat situation. The ebb and flow of human movement in such a situation is way too chaotic to dependably implement that type of attack in a pure striking scenario alone. In an MMA scenario there would be too many other things to concern yourself with above and beyond concerning yourself with not getting hit while attempting to hit your opponent.

However, if you apply the basic principles in technique across the whole of striking in general it can do wonders for the amount of power that you can generate. Most people have a grand misconception that the One-Inch punch was only an arm movement. That just is not the case. If you break down the actual technique, you will see that it is an extremely fast series of small movements from his feet up that allows the whole of his body mass to accelerate through his fist. It is definitely a beautiful technique...

But is it combat effective? 98% of the time... No.

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one inch punch

...CoolJoeBay...nicely put. Bruce Lee...given only 1 inch of space between his fist and a 6 foot man...Lee displaced him (or knocking him back), by 3 feet. Bruce Lee was the Einstein of Martial Arts. He represented it in such a philosophical way, it was amazing. He was completey connected with Mind, Body, and Spirit. A true natural near perfect Martial Arts master. His theories are still shaking heads today...Enter the Dragon will always be the best way to remember the Great One. Peace.

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The One Inch punch is simply a demonstration that Bruce Lee used to exhibit how constant training with a conscious mindset of kinesiology and applied physics can do wonders in the generation of power. As such, where (at the time) it was commonly believed that the key to punching power was embodied in a karateka's reverse punch Bruce simply demonstrated that with the correct form and technique (his kinesthetic approach to training) one could physically generate as much power as the reverse punch, as he saw it as the epitome of ineffecient form and training. There was way too much wasted movement applied in a way that left the practitioner open to too many counter attacks.

Honestly, I doubt you would see the technique in an actual combat situation. The ebb and flow of human movement in such a situation is way too chaotic to dependably implement that type of attack in a pure striking scenario alone. In an MMA scenario there would be too many other things to concern yourself with above and beyond concerning yourself with not getting hit while attempting to hit your opponent.

However, if you apply the basic principles in technique across the whole of striking in general it can do wonders for the amount of power that you can generate. Most people have a grand misconception that the One-Inch punch was only an arm movement. That just is not the case. If you break down the actual technique, you will see that it is an extremely fast series of small movements from his feet up that allows the whole of his body mass to accelerate through his fist. It is definitely a beautiful technique...

But is it combat effective? 98% of the time... No.
this is true...what Bruce did was just a simple demostration....but whats really important is the knowledge behind it...knowing how to put ur whole body to develop power in a very economical way...now thats combat effective...
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YouTube - One Inch Punch Documentary
found it, looks cool! the one guy was talking about wrist flick and striking with bottom 3 fingers.....any body know that game called six inches? where you punch the person from six inches away? wouldn't want to play that game with bruce lee!

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one inch punches are easy

Come on, there is nothing mystical about the one inch punch. It is a simple matter of learning what muscles to use. I can teach a person how to do it in 5 minutes.
It's all about pushing through with the right leg and pulling back the left shoulder. I can touch a person with my fingertips, standing in front of them feet shoulder width apart, and collapse my hand into a fist and knock them down. I can do that with a closed fist 1 inch away also. Of course, I am a 5'10" 250lbs with 31" legs, so my leg power makes it easier for me.
However, it's not this mystical and difficult thing to do.

As far as fight applications. The no inch and one inch punches teach you how to apply force at close range, it can teach you to make you jabs (and repeated jabs) more powerful, it teaches you how to develop a propper power chain, with your feet, legs, torso, and shoulder/arm. It is especially useful with arts like Goju-Ryu Karate or Isshun ryu that are based on up close techniques.
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Bruce Lee ruled, but I just don't see the need of the one inch punch in any situation today, That's my opinion, not fact, so holdoff on the retaliations.

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Give Me The One Foot Punch And Ill Give You One Inch. Think About It.
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one inch punch

One inch punch, what a joke. In a fight? are you joking? Kung fu sucks, very innefective. Sticky hands and all that crap, well it just dont work, I know because I have went at it with a supposedly wing chung expert. It was like sean sherk vs ken flow without the cut on sherks head a blowout.
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