Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-settings.php on line 512

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-settings.php on line 527

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-settings.php on line 534

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-settings.php on line 570

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-includes/query.php on line 61

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-includes/theme.php on line 1109

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 114

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 272

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 581

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 622

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 642

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 742

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 946

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1344

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1348

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1352

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1356

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1404

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1426

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1431

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1435

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1439

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1487

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1509

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1913

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1921

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1929

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1937

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 1945

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2286

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2290

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2294

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2298

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2359

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2381

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2420

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2442

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2447

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2451

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2455

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2459

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2769

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2801

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2831

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2854

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2865

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2875

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2897

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2911

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2938

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 2964

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3153

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3166

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3187

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3200

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3228

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3242

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3264

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3278

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3482

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3518

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3554

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3580

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3609

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3623

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3654

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3684

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3837

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3862

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3894

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3920

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 3974

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4103

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4139

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4172

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4203

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4307

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4339

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4378

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4414

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4449

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4484

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4491

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4776

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4780

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4784

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4788

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4836

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4858

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4863

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4867

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4871

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4919

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 4941

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 5378

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 6574

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 6635

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 6716

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 11907

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 11972

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 11997

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-security-scan/simplepie.inc on line 12560
Why Not Punch to the Head in Real Combat | One Legged Samurai

19
Jan

Today I would like to talk about the idea of hard and soft striking in self defense. Particularly, I want to address the phenomenon of punching to the head. Punching to the head is common to many systems, yet may not be a particularly great idea in actual self defense. First, let me say that I do not make it a practice to rebuke other systems, or styles of unarmed defense training. Everything has it’s strengths and it’s weaknesses, and you can learn many valuable things from many systems if you approach them with an open mind. A punch is a tool, the same way that a kick, a lock, a throw or a screwdriver is a tool. Punches are very good for tasks for which they were designed, and not so good for others. For example - punches to the body are a great way to introduce a lot of force. Punches can create significant hydrostatic shock to the soft tissues and somewhat flexible ribs of the body. However, just as using a screwdriver as a pry-bar is likely to damage your screwdriver, punching to the head is also very likely to damage your hands. Here are a few things you should know:

* The area of the head or face that is very susceptible to punching is extremely small and moving. Difficult to get that knockout shot in the chaos of a real self defense situation.

* The bones of the head are harder, thicker, and more structurally sound than the bones of the hand. If you hit the crown of the head, areas of the jaw, or the cheekbones you are likely to break your hands. Broken hands are one of the most common injuries for police officers and street fighters for this very reason.

* If you punch someone in the mouth there is a very good chance that you might cut your hand on their teeth, at the same time causing them to bleed from the mouth. The Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases reports a confirmed case of a police officer contracting both HIV and hepatitis C from punching a suspect in the mouth. There is a serious possibility of infection from the bacteria in the mouth as well. “Fight Bite” is a term used to refer to infection of the hand caused by bacteria in the mouth, and can lead to amputation

For striking to the head - the open palm is usually a safer and surprisingly more effective choice. When done properly, palm strikes to the head can be lethal. Here is a rule of thumb from Chinese martial arts: Hard strikes soft, soft strikes hard. In other words - use hard weapons (fists, albows, knees, fingertips) on soft targets like muscles, torso, eyes etc. Use soft weapons (palm, sole of the foot) to strike hard targets like the head, elbows and knees, and other bony surfaces.

For some good information on striking with power I suggest checking out a video by Peter Consterdine called “Powerstrike”. Peter, a streetfighter, bouncer, and very wise martial artist also teaches not to punch to the head. He lives in England so the video may be a bit hard to locate - but it’s worth a watch if you can get it.

Category : self defense

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 86

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 86

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 86

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 86

2 Responses to “Why Not Punch to the Head in Real Combat”



Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 113

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 113
Matt Gallant January 20, 2009

I came to this page based on a link containing the title of the article. I was expecting an offer, or opportunity to make an appointment. Instead I find a warning. I am disappointed.


Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 113

Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in /home/rinpoche1/oneleggedsamurai.com/wp-content/themes/wpremix2/functions.php on line 113
John January 20, 2009

You want an appointment to get punched in the head?

Sure Matt, I can help you ;-}