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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jcal
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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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.
Well, here is the thing. The 1 inch punch can help as a training technique, it can help you learn how to generate power when your hands are already extended (e.g. repeated jabs). However, I'd rather have a hook or right cross.

On kung fu (gong fu actually, more techincally wushu. Gong fu, americanized "kung fu" is actually a philosophy that you do whatever it is you are doing to the best of your ability.)

There are wing chun'ers and karateka who are very effective. However, it is rare to find one. Most "dojo's" teach bad form and moves with missing elements and they don't think critically about the moves to see what elements have been lost or patched. I even read an article about the "lost" grappling techniques of Tae kwon do... I mean TKD is a martial sport, a ripoff of Shotokhan invented by General Cho in the early 20th century. It has no grappling. The BS that some of these guys spout is amazing and gives real MAists a bad name.

How old was that wing chun "expert?" If he was a day under 40, he wasn't an expert. To become an "expert" at anything takes a lot of time.
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Some good points made.. yea the one inch punch is not everly practical and does not show up in most works as for the fact it was not a practical manuver, it was the theories and training and discpline behind it that is what the effective part was. the level of confidence and all.. I know many people who can do a fairly effective one inch punch.. but I'd rather them do it then some with the focus and discpline of Bruce Lee. Heck I can do a fairly effect one inch punch... and most people who claim to do one cheat by striking the solar plexus (sp?) which makes thier punch seem more effective by easily knocking the wind out of the person if I recall in Bruce's Demo he stikes a bit higher up on the chest but its been some years since I have watched the video... but yes it is real.. there is a difference between someone like the ones reading and posting on this thread doing it, (as stated part of it is the proper application of various muscles of the body, but it really is so much more) and someone like BRuce Lee or other true masters doing it.

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The One inch punch is a technique from Chinese martial arts which was popularized by Jeet Kune Do founder Bruce Lee.

It is commonly believed that the One inch punch skill comes from Kung fu style of Wing Chun, however, it is present in many styles of Southern Chinese martial arts. As a general rule, Southern Chinese martial arts rely mostly on hand techniques from very close quarters (as opposed to Northern Chinese martial arts which focus more on kicking techniques from medium to long distances). Because the Southern styles martial artists were often fighting nose-to-nose with their opponents, they had to learn a way to deal out punishing blows even while almost touching their target.

The One inch punch is a skill which uses Fah jing (explosive power) to generate tremendous amounts of impact force at extremely close distances. There are several different opinions regarding where this power is generated in the body. As with most Chinese martial arts, the power for this attack comes from the Dan tian. The dan tian is an area about three inches below the navel from which all power derives. When performing this one inch punch the practitioner stands with his fist very close to the target (the distance depends on the skill of the practitioner, usually from 0-6 inches). Then in one explosive burst, the legs root, the waist turns, the ribs expand and the arm extends through the target. It is crucial that the entire body move in unison, or else the power will be limited. The target in such demonstrations vary, sometimes it is a fellow practitioner holding a phone book on the chest, sometimes wooden boards can be broken.

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