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- Sep 22, 2004
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Bode said:The simple comparison you make is not quite as simple as written. You are failing to take into account the change in structure from a push posture to a punching posture. In addition, you are ignoring the postures effect on the mind and vice versa.
The simple flexing of the wrist when pushing fires all sorts of different muscle that would not be when the wrist is straight and hands clenched. (Calling Dr. Crouch)
Nothing is being ignored by me, just breaking it down to basics. Point being the arm is stronger when a punch is coming than a push. Can it be blocked, parried, etc..? Yes. Therefore a push, if caught early enough will be blocked, parried, etc.. Therefore the techniques can be valid.
As far as your little dig Doc:
" Simplistic comparisons without an extensive understanding of the underlining body mechanics involved in the opposing sides of the physical equation, usually yields dubious and erroneous results, at best." [/I]
Totally unnecessary from a personal view and not as much needed from a realistic view. Arms extended with force behind them are what they are. They can, and have been dealt with, without all the trifles that you focus on, being executed perfectly.