New CBD Article: The Cross Counter: Where Boxing's "Cross" came from.

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New CBD Article: The Cross Counter: Where Boxing's "Cross" came from.

Ever wonder why boxers call a certain punch a "Cross?" What, is it a religious thing? Did some olde timey English dude get mad, back when being "cross" was synonymous with being mad or something?

Well, in a word... No.​

http://cbd.atspace.com/articles.html

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Interesting article, but now I am more impressed with my kick boxing instructor as he has always explained the cross the same way. Nice.
 

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Lawson!

Question: Where did the other cross (the punch that goes 'across your body', mostly to the jaw, cross. not the rear straight or the cross counter.) come from? Was it just a different way of using a straight, or is 'cross' just a bit of modern naming convention disfunction?
 

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Kirk,

On the other thread, I asked if i could put up on my site, cancel my request, you already have it up! very cool!

Thank you as always in sharing!

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Kirk,

On the other thread, I asked if i could put up on my site, cancel my request, you already have it up! very cool!

Thank you as always in sharing!

~sg
Really?

I missed your post. Sorry, my friend. Been a little distracted. Wife's in the hospital with pancreatis related to her gall stones.

Go ahead and post, copy, comment, whatever. Having these things duplicated is seldom a bad idea any more. Websites often close, frequently without notice. :p

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Lawson!

Question: Where did the other cross (the punch that goes 'across your body', mostly to the jaw, cross. not the rear straight or the cross counter.) come from? Was it just a different way of using a straight, or is 'cross' just a bit of modern naming convention disfunction?
Honestly, it's basically the same thing as the rear straight but it looks different because the range is compressed. Push the range out and it's much more linear and straight. Compress the range and it has to move more diagonally to the body.

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Neat! I knew the concept from JKD but not the etymology.
Yeah. Lee loved these sort of single-time counters. I don't know if he got it from Haislet or not (I don't recall Haislet having a cross-counter in it but I might be wrong). I think Lee just reverse engineered it from mixing boxing with fencing.

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Really?

I missed your post. Sorry, my friend. Been a little distracted. Wife's in the hospital with pancreatis related to her gall stones.

Go ahead and post, copy, comment, whatever. Having these things duplicated is seldom a bad idea any more. Websites often close, frequently without notice. :p

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

No worries, totally understand. Saw your FB status, and posted there 'speedy and healthy recovery'... neglected to add on FB 'hopefully with as little pain as possible.'


Sincerest gratitude for your kind permission in reposting to my site! Yeah, re: websites disappearing ... like 2 yrs ago, Paul Vunak was posting his 50 combat secrets, got up to chapter 40 or so and then stopped. then he takes it off his site. i didn't followup until like a few months ago, found out that he and his then partner had falling out where dude was suing Vunak.
 
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<nods>

I've been "burned" a few times in the past when I went to look at a link I had to some good stuff and it was gone.

Now I offline EVERYTHING that I think is interested or that I might want to get at again.

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<nods>

I've been "burned" a few times in the past when I went to look at a link I had to some good stuff and it was gone.

Now I offline EVERYTHING that I think is interested or that I might want to get at again.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk



me too... but sometimes i'm busy with work, and forgot to do it... only to think of it sometime later to find i didn't offline it and then go online to search with no luck ... lol at me

i started using TiddlyWiki in addition to saving the webpages. Now trying out Evernote.
 
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