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    Hand techiniches on kung fu

    On traditional kung fu, and also on karate the classic punches, but also the other hand techiniches leave from the hip, its called hikite on japanese karate, and when a hand hit the other go on opposite direction, this do the traditional kung fu punch, different by to the boxe punch where the hand are always on Guard near to the face to the protection to the body, now my question is

    1 Wy on traditional kung fu the punch are chamberring on the hip, is there a reason ?

    2 How can I defend my face, and my body it my hand are on the hip?

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    I'm sure I'm asking for it responding to this one.

    I would go with the obvious answer, training is not sparring. I don't know of any serious kungfu or karate person that would fight with their fists chambered at their waist. My guess would be just like high kicks, you get the maximum range by going from chambered to a long punch. You should be able to throw a punch from any position your hand is in. It maybe also has something to do with relaxing the shoulders.

    To answer your second question it makes it a bit tough, don't do it unless you like getting hit in the face.

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    Funakoshi said (I'm paraphrasing): Never retract an empty hand.

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    You expose your

    - head to invite a punch.
    - groin to invite a kick.

    Where should you put your hands in fighting?

    If your opponent is

    - 50 feet away, you are safe to lay down on the ground.
    - 6 feet away, you should worry about his kick.
    - 3 feet away, you should worry about his punch.
    - in clinch, you should worry about his throw.

    When you are standing in front of your opponent, you try to

    - act like you are nervous.
    - look down and avoid eyes contact.
    - shake your body if you can.
    - pee in you pants if you can.

    You suddenly jump in like a tiger and eat your opponent alive. Where are your hands when you attack? Your hands are next to your knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
    When you are standing in front of your opponent, you try to

    - act like you are nervous.
    - look down and avoid eyes contact.
    - shake your body if you can.
    - pee in you pants if you can.
    Going a bit OT:

    Actually, if your bladder is full, peeing your pants (if possible) before a fight has a more practical purpose than just psyching someone out. It's well-known among many old-time street fighters, to avoid the dangers of being struck in a full bladder.

    As for the non-punching hand pulling back, that often represents pulling the opponent's arm while simultaneously striking him with the other. Otherwise you strike from wherever your hand happens to be. It would be stupid to face an opponent with your hand(s) on your hip(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    to avoid the dangers of being struck in a full bladder.
    This is why in CMA that for certain period of time, you can cause more damage on your opponent if you hit on different part of his body.

    For example,

    - between 8 am - 10 am, hit on your opponent's bladder.
    - between 12 noon - 2 pm, hit on your opponent's stomach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaforever View Post
    On traditional kung fu, and also on karate the classic punches, but also the other hand techiniches leave from the hip, its called hikite on japanese karate, and when a hand hit the other go on opposite direction, this do the traditional kung fu punch, different by to the boxe punch where the hand are always on Guard near to the face to the protection to the body, now my question is

    1 Wy on traditional kung fu the punch are chamberring on the hip, is there a reason ?

    2 How can I defend my face, and my body it my hand are on the hip?

    Greetings
    This is a starting point in forms and sets which express full range of motion.
    This is not where he hands sit when sparring.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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