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What do you forum members think of Bruce Lee's "One-inch Punch?"
Was it hype,or is such a thing possible? If is is possible, I would like to know from someone who knows:
1.How do you develop such a thing, and,realistically speaking, how long would it take, training on a regular basis?
2.If it is real, why isn't it more commonly employed?
Sincerely, Ferdelance
 

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Ferdelance said:
What do you forum members think of Bruce Lee's "One-inch Punch?"
Was it hype,or is such a thing possible? If is is possible, I would like to know from someone who knows:
1.How do you develop such a thing, and,realistically speaking, how long would it take, training on a regular basis?
2.If it is real, why isn't it more commonly employed?
Sincerely, Ferdelance
yes its real...and anyone with proper kowledge can do it...

1. years of training and thinking and understanding how to develop power with minimal movement....power comes from the ground....feet, legs, hips, back, elbow....the punch is just positioned there...the back, hips, feet and elbow do the work....u need to be relax

2. ppl dont understand it...and its easier to learn Muay Thai....the one inch punch comes from the Wing Chun system...it doesnt take too long to learn (3 to 5 years of training) but it takes a lot mentally to learn...u gots to pay attention to a lot o lil details...sometimes very frustrating to do so...but once u learn the system its amazing...I still dont know the one inch punch but I can generate a lot of power from a very short distance wich can turn what looks like a jab into a power punch....

P.S. The one inch punch is design to hurt on the inside not blow ppl away....there is no real purpose of blowing ppl away in a fight...another reason ppl dont use what Bruce did for show...
 

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yes its real...and anyone with proper kowledge can do it...

1. years of training and thinking and understanding how to develop power with minimal movement....power comes from the ground....feet, legs, hips, back, elbow....the punch is just positioned there...the back, hips, feet and elbow do the work....u need to be relax

2. ppl dont understand it...and its easier to learn Muay Thai....the one inch punch comes from the Wing Chun system...it doesnt take too long to learn (3 to 5 years of training) but it takes a lot mentally to learn...u gots to pay attention to a lot o lil details...sometimes very frustrating to do so...but once u learn the system its amazing...I still dont know the one inch punch but I can generate a lot of power from a very short distance wich can turn what looks like a jab into a power punch....

P.S. The one inch punch is design to hurt on the inside not blow ppl away....there is no real purpose of blowing ppl away in a fight...another reason ppl dont use what Bruce did for show...
yea most of bruce lees techniques would not apply even to MMA style fighting.. as bruce's thoughts on training mainly was the decimation of your opponent. SImply put hurt your oppoent to the point he can not hurt you. if your being attacked that persons is attempting to hurt or kill you.. you need to do the same.. Martial arts was not a game to Bruce.. it was his way of life.. again part of the reason he did not do many competitions
 

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yea most of bruce lees techniques would not apply even to MMA style fighting.. as bruce's thoughts on training mainly was the decimation of your opponent. SImply put hurt your oppoent to the point he can not hurt you. if your being attacked that persons is attempting to hurt or kill you.. you need to do the same.. Martial arts was not a game to Bruce.. it was his way of life.. again part of the reason he did not do many competitions
yep...thats why I struggle on entering MMA or staying with pure combat...cause I like the MMA aspect but would not like to have to hold back during a fight...I know I can hold back but it limits my abbility...and I dont want to find myself doing MMA fighting in a street fight...
 

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Federlance, you asked how long it would take to develop the one inch punch. The wing chun punch is something that can be employed almost upon entering a class, but to develop the kind of power that Bruce had takes hours and hours of daily practice, and at that rate it takes seven or eight years. I am assuming that the one inch punch is the focus of your practice, because if it isn't, there is no way to attain the kind of mastery that Bruce Lee did.

The reason why it is not employed in MMA is really above, because it's a single attack and no one training for modern MMA spends that much time focused on one technique.
 

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Federlance, you asked how long it would take to develop the one inch punch. The wing chun punch is something that can be employed almost upon entering a class, but to develop the kind of power that Bruce had takes hours and hours of daily practice, and at that rate it takes seven or eight years. I am assuming that the one inch punch is the focus of your practice, because if it isn't, there is no way to attain the kind of mastery that Bruce Lee did.

The reason why it is not employed in MMA is really above, because it's a single attack and no one training for modern MMA spends that much time focused on one technique.
it could take 8 years with the one inch punch not being ur goal....it could take 5...it all depends on the person...

the thing is that its one inch energy....one inch punch is just one of many applications of one inch energy...it takes time to develop and u can always get better at it (fine tunning)...but its a by-product of the wing chun training and the understanding of energy....



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I believe the one-inch punch only sticks out to people because of the hype. Watching Bruce Lee apply the one-inch PUSH only demonstrates use of energy but not really for mere style or application. People tend to worship others out of their own insecurities and see something more than it really is. Yes, Bruce Lee was genuine and I really liked his philosophy with life and the way things work. This made it easy for him to reflect the way he did, but I don't think he meant to reflect that way in people's minds, unless it was a learning experience for others. Let's keep in mind that he was also a movie star which those people tend to escape reality and use drugs. Lee really thought he could beat anybody in the world but didn't prove it.
No I have read a book about that bruce said he heard someone say that. If you whatch the video his hand stops at impact insted of push through and you can see the hand imprint on impact. its real my friends.
 

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one thing everyone forgets its not just a physical thing the one inch punch.. which it is.. apart from have the physical movements near perfect.. it also requires lots of mental training to focus the bodies energy and release it in that small an amount of space. so there is more to it then justproper form... you also need a proper mind set, concentration which medatation will help with,
 

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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
Etifad is right
 

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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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Onganju said:
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.
Oh, and it's fun to show your friends when they start BSing about fighting. "C'mere, lemme show you a little trick..."~Nathan
 

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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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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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