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  1. RyuHoshin

    RyuHoshin White Belt

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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Matt and I'm a 28 year old male. When I was a kid, I took Kempo for 6 years and it really had a big influence on who I am as a person today. I've always been into martial arts and I've been wanting to get back into it. Just wanted to surround myself with some like minded people. I look forward to discussing martial arts and whatever pops up with everyone!
     
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    Welcome Matt. That was a great introduction. I look forward to hearing more from you.
     
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    Hi matt. Interesting nick name.
     
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    What's your opinion about Kempo's

    1. special fighting stance with back palm cover the shoulder and leading arm drop downward?
    2. ridge hand skill?

    1 is the set up for 2. Any incoming straight punch can be blocked and deflected by a circular ridge hand (or hay-maker).
     
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    For those wondering, and for myself, I assume this is the guard you're referring to? The first one is the guard statically, and the second one (guy on the left) is a fluid guard based on it in sparring.
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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
     
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    When you jab at your opponent's face, most of the time he will right hook punch at the side of your head. how do you deal with that?
     
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    While I don't fight like that, I feel like just weaving out could help most of the time, especially if you're expecting that response.

    Oddly, the stance that I was taught was essentially the reverse of this. Keep your back hand low, slightly above your groin, on a vertical path, and keep your front hand high (around chin) on a horizontal path. I was taught it as a 'traditional' method, and we weren't encouraged to use it over whatever guard we felt most comfortable with, but I found it effective at times.
     
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