After reading the thread "my thoughts on aggression..." I am compelled to ask a question that I have asked before and kind of gotten scolded for asking. I know this topic has been discussed before, and yes I have searched the threads and read them but I have yet to find a definitive or concise answer.
Why train so much to defend against the lunge punch?
Is the lunge punch taught in the xkans as a viable attack technique, and if so what are its advantages?
If it isn't taught as an attack technique, what type of punch is?
If you have read many of my posts you know of my intense interest in the Bujinkan, and my plans to train in it as soon as I am able. I DO NOT intend to say that this practice is wrong or bad, I just don't understand it. Can someone just answer the questions without speaking in code or telling me to search the threads, please?
I experiment as an observation with an opposite of the lunge punch, as the attacker moves towards you and you are moving away, you throw a wide hook, and found the punch rarely misses, done right it catches your attacker in the temple as he moves into it. Point? It can be interesting in looking for new ways of applying old ideas.