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Old 06-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Great post. I'm a huge fan of the body shot and it makes me happy to see it brought up a bit. I think one of the important things to remember about the body shot is that it doesn't need to be a knockout level blow. Body shots remind me of leg kicks. A leg kick has a chance to do serious damage by breaking the leg or disclocating the knee or what have you, but more often than not it just does minor to medium damage and weakens the fighter overall. I consider the body blow in the same respect. It has that potential to be a fight ender, but if it doesn't, it's still a lot harder to shake off a bruised rib than to shake the cobwebs out of the ol' noggin after a fist to face incident.

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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!
I agree with that in a way, but the choice of words makes me want to disagree. Are you worried about getting clipped in the face because you went for a body shot? Or are you worried about slipping or getting caught/getting taken down because you put all of your weight on one stiff leg while you swung your other leg at someone's midsection? I think you're on to something, but I just don't think that kicks are all that much "safer" than body punching.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with that in a way, but the choice of words makes me want to disagree. Are you worried about getting clipped in the face because you went for a body shot? Or are you worried about slipping or getting caught/getting taken down because you put all of your weight on one stiff leg while you swung your other leg at someone's midsection? I think you're on to something, but I just don't think that kicks are all that much "safer" than body punching.
Both actually. I prefer to stick to the ouside. Much of this has to do with my lesser reach compared to my sparring partner, and his annoyingly accurate and timed striking!

My thinking that its safer is that, while you are open for a shot with your leg up in the air, you are less likely to be cracked on the jaw when you're four feet away, rather than two.

And if your opponent happens to grab your leg and come in to strike, ala Anderson or Wanderlei Silva. You can just pull guard and grapple with them. You cut the likelihood of your opponent getting a flash KO to a fraction of its likelihood if you came in with a hook, or a cross to the body in the middle of a combination...at least that's how I see it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The Body is where its at boys and ribs, liver, really hurt. Im always trying to secure 3-4 good strikes in a fight(on street) directly to the body, it doesnt always work out but usually I get em in......C WAT I did Thurrrrr....
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The Body is where its at boys and ribs, liver, really hurt. Im always trying to secure 3-4 good strikes in a fight(on street) directly to the body, it doesnt always work out but usually I get em in......C WAT I did Thurrrrr....
If I knock someone down and they're done fighting... or not, then I like to go to the body with stomps and soccer kicks

And if no one is around I like to hold them down and have my way with them... I mean take their wallet
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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!
a body kick is more likely to get you taken down then a body punch tho
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