Use hay-maker to deal with jab or cross

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As far as I know, the term "haymaker" is quite specifically self describing.

When you use a scythe to cut long grass (to, erm, make hay ;)) you use a long sweeping motion. That's where the term originated.

So, a haymaker punch is one that uses a long sweeping motion - this can be around the side, under and up (uppercut), over and down (bolo) or any direction really - the qualifying part is the long sweeping motion, somewhat like how one cuts grass with a scythe...


So, the redirect shown in the video in no way qualifies as a haymaker - in fact I'd simply call it a downward block.
 

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When i initially read this post, my thought was "no way". But i was thinking about it, and it reminded me of a kenpo idea i forgot...line beats circle and circle beats line. I never really got that idea, i may try revisiting it
 
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a kenpo idea i forgot...line beats circle and circle beats line. I never really got that idea, i may try revisiting it
This is an old thread. But I'm interested in the concept of "circle beats line". This is one advantage to use long guard.

Here is how to use circle to beat line:

 
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