- Aug 3, 2015
- Reaction score
I grew up thinking that too, but these days, the most I hope to get from it it is to rattle the brain. I'm not saying that you can't die from a strike there, I'm just saying that it's not as easy to hit that spot as most people make it sound like. If I really want to hurt someone that bad then there are easier places to get to. To put it into context look at all of the strikes that occur in MMA from punches to kicks and no one dies instantly, correction: The number of those who die instantly are very small considering the number of people getting hit in the head.I was taught temple in a fight. I was taught It would knock out or might even kill your attacker.
My entire rule for dangerous like that is to either avoid them or not strike them hard (with gear on).
I'm of the mindset if I can:
- hit you with a slow punch
- pull the power from it
- and have enough thinking time to determine before impact, that I need to pull the punch so I don't severely injure you.
My back fist are more like bats then the one that snaps. I'm not fond of the snapping backfist, I haven't done one since I was 8 and in karate.