Principles of Striking

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  1. Highlander

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    Saw a thread in the boxing forum that got me thinking. If we break down the idea of striking like we did the system.. what principles do you come up with.
    Here are some of the thoughts I've had so far.

    *Use the whole body (hit with the knees, elbows, fist, etc. But also have the whole body behind each attack)
    *Stay relaxed(Allow the body to expand/contract and rotate naturally)
    *Keep lower body sunk and upper body upright
    *Follow through
    *Stay behind Elbows
     
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    Muscle and bone alignment at moment of impact.
    Chinkuchi.
    Bad intent.
     
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    Hitting hard occurs at the start of the punch not the end.
     
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    Before you can learn to hit with power you have to have proper structure which means proper alignment. Otherwise you're not going to do sufficient damage to your opponent and you may do more damage to yourself.
    Once you have achieved proper alignment then you can start to add power to your strikes.
    I try not to tell people to hit harder. This seems to cause people to tense up. You can see it in their face, you can see it in their fists, their arms, pretty much all the way down their body. And their body is no longer working in unison, but is instead compartmentalized.
    Instead I try to use the term "hit heavy".
    This seems to help people to relax and allow their bodies to sink and their shoulders to rest down in the sockets instead of having them all hunched up.
     
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    • dont over commit
    • dont use more power than necessary
    • you can chase your target or lead your target to you
    • hit soft targets often
    • hit soft targets with hard things
    • hit hard targets with soft thing
    • hit the same target repeatedly
    • set and break rhythms
    • telegraph less
    • minimize set up
    • try not to trade blows
    • if you take a hit , make it count
    • building muscle helps, but efficient technique is best
    • balance linear and circular strikes
    • root your strikes
    • there are no turns, intercept whenever possible
    • the best block is not being in range
    • aim past your target
    • strike their main weapon
     
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    Food for thought... this is a wing chun forum. But it appears there are comments from non-WC practitioners. Not a bad thing...as we can all learn from each other; but I'm just saying this in case a noob WC'er is reading this thread...
     
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    Don't hit hard, hit heavy.
    Hit heavy by being relaxed and crash with your body.
     
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    I tell my guys they're not punching with their fist, they're punching with their body.The fist is just the mechanism of delivery.
     
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    - Hand coordinate with foot, elbow coordinate with knee, shoulder coordinate with hip.
    - All body parts start to move at the same time, and also stop at the same time.
    - Power come from bottom and up, back and front.
    - Compress to the maximum, and release to the maximum.
     
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    Don't get greedy with the hits.
     
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    Smash often

    Don't get smashed.
     
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    That's deep man!
     
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    First are the mechanics. Then the application.
    Then the timing. Then all of it against resisting opponents.
     
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    *Use the whole body (hit with the knees, elbows, fist, etc. But also have the whole body behind each attack)
    *Stay relaxed(Allow the body to expand/contract and rotate naturally)
    *Keep lower body sunk and upper body upright
    *Follow through
    *Stay behind Elbows
    Block, defend, counter simultaneously...
    Sounds like Wing Chun to me ;)

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