Originally posted by white dragon
I personally have had kickboxing experience, and maybe that has helped me to know just how getting a blow to the head ISN'T a good thing. I see in another post you mention this yourself
Also as for the dropping the hands bit, you've seen my view on this at: www.martialtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=10435#post10435
i mean all the guys ive had experience with, and even on the movies you see a karate/TKD guy or whatever with their hands down even around their chest area. personally i keep them right in front of my nose, then i can turn the hand and grab punches, i can curl it up to block a snap kick or hook, or i can bring them straight up in front to guard against straight punches.the elbows are tucked into the ribs as well to guard against a rib roundhouse/kick. i definitely wouldnt give any mug a chance to hit me in the head thats for sure.